Report from the Université Laval - evaluating ORCID

Submitted by jdemaine on Wed, 08/21/2019 - 12:05

Librarians at the Université Laval have written a report on their experience in providing ORCID onboarding support for a number of researchers. This includes tips on how to best populate profiles from sources of metadata that are linked to ORCID. As the results of this case study are likely to be useful to institutions across Canada, the ORCID-CA Community Manager has prepared a summary in English

Many thanks to Maude Laplante-Dubé, Pierre Lasou, Ève Richard, and Gabriela Magdalena Sofian for sharing this report with the community.

CRKN welcomes Jeffrey Demaine as the new ORCID-CA Community Manager as of March 20, 2019

Submitted by jdemaine on Wed, 05/08/2019 - 12:37

Jeffrey is an academic librarian with diverse experience in supporting universities, research metrics, and research infrastructure technologies. Jeffrey worked at the U15 to coordinate data-sharing activities and most recently worked at the University of Waterloo to help faculty and management analyze the impact of their research. With a background in information science research, Jeffrey has published a number of articles on bibliometric techniques, including an algorithm for author-name disambiguation. Furthermore, as a co-organizer of the Bibliometrics and Research Impact Community (BRIC) conference, Jeffrey has worked for several years to bring together librarians from across Canada to share their knowledge of research metrics. Jeffrey earned an MLIS from Western University and a Bachelor’s in the History of Science from Concordia University. 

As the ORCID-CA Community Manager Jeffrey will be developing resources and materials for use by members as well as leading training sessions and providing technical support in both official languages. Jeffrey will also coordinate and support communication within the ORCID-CA community. Jeffrey is looking forward to working alongside colleagues at institutions from coast to coast to encourage the adoption of ORCID IDs, as well as ORCID integrations, with the goal of making it easier for all institutions to interface with the services and systems that support scholarly communication.

 Jeffrey can be reached at 613-907-7038,

ORCID-CA Members Update Webinar

Submitted by gboothmorrison on Wed, 07/04/2018 - 16:40

The ORCID-CA Consortium has now reached 35 members!  As we embark on year two of ORCID-CA, we hosted a webinar to provide an ORCID-CA update and member check-in with Gloria Booth-Morrison, ORCID-CA Member Support Specialist.

 This webinar was aimed at both current and future members of the ORCID-CA consortium as well as those interested in learning more about ORCID’s place in the Canadian research landscape.

 This webinar :

  • Presented the work of four ORCID-CA Members: University of Toronto, University of Waterloo, Queen's and the Ottawa Hospital Research Institute
  • Introduced the members of the ORCID-CA Governing Committee
  • Highlighted the work of ORCID-CA institutions and provide current and future ORCID-CA members with actionable takeaways for next steps  in both exploring and implementing ORCID in your institutions

Please listen to the webinar and view the slides here: 


ORCID-CA welcomes Gloria Booth-Morrison as Member Support Specialist!

Submitted by jfriedman on Tue, 08/08/2017 - 16:37

Ottawa, Ontario, August 23, 2017 –Gloria Booth-Morrison has joined the organization as ORCID-CA Member Support Specialist effective August 8, 2017.

Gloria comes to ORCID-CA from the University of Ottawa, an ORCID-CA member, where she worked as a Science and Engineering Librarian. As part of her role there, she designed and delivered workshops relating to journal selection, authors’ rights, and citation metrics. She previously served as Special Projects Librarian at Concordia University, where she played a key role in the large scale assessment of print and electronic collections. Gloria has in-depth knowledge of the research needs of the academic community as well as the scholarly publishing environment. She also has a strong background in technical support.

In her role as ORCID-CA Member Support Specialist, Gloria will provide front-line support and serve as the primary contact with members in both official languages. She will manage and support new members, provide administrative support, and be the central technical support contact to all ORCID-CA members. Gloria will also develop training materials, tools, and guides for members to use within their own institutions, by adapting existing ORCID materials to the bilingual Canadian context.

“I’m thrilled to be a part of ORCID-CA,” remarked Gloria. “I look forward to playing a leading role in the growth of the consortium as well as the adoption of ORCID in Canada.”

Gloria received her Bachelor of Science and Master of Library and Information Studies from McGill University, and is fluently bilingual.

ORCID-CA Introductory Webinar

Submitted by jfriedman on Fri, 05/12/2017 - 13:55

ORCID and ORCID-CA Introductory Webinar
Hosted Friday May 19, 2017
Recording now available here.

ORCID and ORCID-CA recently hosted an introductory webinar which provided details on the ORCID-CA offer, the advantages of premium membership, as well as specific examples of successful ORCID integrations.

If you are interested, and wish to learn more about the offer, please fill out the expression of interest form.

If you have further questions please contact Jason Friedman, CRKN Member Services & Licensing Officer at