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Established in 2012 ORCID is an international, independent and non-commercial organization.

Given that many researcher names are not unique, there is a need for a unique and persistent identifier to pull together all of the works by a researcher. The persistent identifier, ORCID, is similar to that of digital object identifiers (DOIs). This persistent digital identifier distinguishes researchers from each other and, through integration in key research workflows such as manuscript and grant submission, supports automated linkages between the researcher and his/her professional activities ensuring that research output is recognized. A growing international community of researchers, publishers, funders and academic societies (including the NRF) are integrating ORCID into their workflows.
The library has invited Mr Matthew Buys the Regional Director for ORCID to speak with us on ORCID. Matthew will share with us the ORCID initiative and opportunities for the university to join/integrate with different systems.

Date: Friday, 6 May 2016
Time: 10:00 - 12:00
Venue: Conference Room, Wartenweiler library, 4th floor, East campus.

Target audience: Researchers, research administrators, postgraduate students and librarians.
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Monday, 02 May 2016 is a Public Holiday. All Libraries will be closed.

Library Week 2016

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