8 Association of Research Libraries Research Library Issues 291 2017 First-Year (2016) Projects Project ideas for the first year were taken from the suggestions made at the open meeting (referenced above). Project team members were recruited from the library at large. The SCWG undertook two projects for 2016: promote ORCID (Open Researcher and Contributor ID) adoption, use, and integration on the Cornell campus and promote effective author rights management. ORCID@Cornell ORCID iDs are unique identifiers for researchers, and provide a simple and standardized way to unambiguously link authors to their publications.4 The library has a natural and long-standing interest in supporting authority control as well as facilitating the flow of information about Cornell scholarship between Scholars@Cornell5 (a Cornell- developed web application, with a core built upon VIVO,6 that pulls together work by Cornell faculty and researchers) and other systems, such as those used for faculty reporting. The project’s two primary goals were to promote adoption of ORCID iDs by Cornell researchers, and to provide staff with the skills they would need to support new ORCID users. The team did this by hosting multiple in-person and online training sessions, presenting in various staff forums (such as the library-wide Reference and Outreach forum), publishing a blog post7 that explained the value of ORCID, hosting an open question-and-answer “brown bag,” and developing information and outreach resources (a library guide8 and print materials for distribution by liaisons and at service points). As of March 31, 2017, the library guide had close to 1,500 views, documenting impressive use within a span of several months. Library liaisons presented on ORCID in faculty meetings, helped faculty and staff with their ORCID records one-on-one, shared information about ORCID with their departments via e-mail, and included ORCID as a topic in various workshop and instruction sessions aimed primarily at graduate students. The ORCID team also aimed to facilitate authorization of Cornell as a “trusted party” by researchers, and investigated opportunities for
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