Association of Research Libraries
Research Library Issues 291 — 2017
between those who worked on ORCID@Cornell and those who
worked on author rights outreach.
We received seven responses, with three of four of the ORCID@
Cornell participants responding and four of five author rights outreach
participants. Of those seven, two respondents identified themselves as
library staff, and five as librarians (with one of the latter also identifying
as a functional liaison). While none of the respondents identified
themselves as either a subject liaison or an archivist, one of us is a
subject liaison, and two of us are functional liaisons. All three of us
The varied expertise of participants in both the SCWG and the project
teams themselves was reflected positively in the survey responses. Six
of the seven respondents reported forging collaborative partnerships
across units, with three indicating that this objective had been fully
achieved, and three reporting that it had been somewhat achieved.
Respondents’ testimony regarding other outcomes of their
participation was also positive. All seven reported that the process
resulted in a tangible product that they have since used in their
jobs, with five of those seven indicating that this objective had been
fully met, and two indicating that it had been somewhat met.
Given the opportunity to expand on these responses, participants
indicated that their participation in SCWG projects allowed them
to learn more, not only about the relevant scholarly communication
content—ORCID and author rights—but also about the process of
creating and utilizing outreach tools such as LibGuides and other
promotional materials. One respondent even noted that working on
the project allowed them to more fully understand how best to work
with CUL’s director of copyright on issues surrounding author rights.
The survey results imply that SCWG is well positioned for future
task-oriented projects. Six of the seven respondents indicated that