CAHSS Workshop on ORCID

Friday, February 11, 1 – 2PM

Faculty and advanced graduate students are invited to join us for a CAHSS workshop on how ORCID can help your scholarship. 

ORCID (Open Researcher and Contributor Identifier) is an international nonprofit providing unique, persistent identifiers that researchers can use to distinguish themselves and their research output. Participating researchers retain control over what information they include in their profile, who can see the data they’ve included, and how it is used with options available for sharing across systems to save time on funding, publishing, and research reporting workflows.

Through a partnership between the Albin O. Kuhn Library & Gallery, the Division of Information Technology, and the Office of the Vice President for Research, UMBC joined a community of over 1,000 other research organizations, publishers and funding agencies around the world by becoming an institutional member of the ORCID consortium in March 2021.

This session will cover an overview of ORCID, benefits available to individual scholars, and how UMBC is leveraging its institutional benefits. We’ll also present how ORCID fits into the overall digital scholarship ecosystem at UMBC including Digital Measures, ScholarWorks@UMBC, and the Faculty Expert Database. The session will conclude with a demo of setting up a profile and tips for getting the most out of your ORCID account.

Speaker Bio

Carolyn Sheffield is the Associate Director for Library Technology & Digital Strategies at the Albin O. Kuhn Library & Gallery where she oversees information technology services, website management, and digital scholarship services. Prior to joining UMBC in March 2019, Carolyn worked at the Smithsonian for nine years managing projects and programs for improving access to biodiversity literature, archives, and data. She holds a Masters in Library Science from the University of Maryland, College Park and a Bachelors in Visual & Performing Arts from UMBC.

Sponsored by the Center for Social Science Scholarship, the Center for Innovation, Research, and Creativity in the Arts, and the Dresher Center for the Humanities.