[Irtalk] Fwd: ORCID ID: a researcher identity within the global research environment

Ina Smith inacsmith at gmail.com
Tue Sep 9 21:06:30 SAST 2014

Dear Colleagues

LIASA HELIG in collaboration with ASSAf (Academy of Science of South
Africa) takes pleasure in inviting you to our webinar on ORCID ID. Similar
to a national identification number, researchers within a digital
environment needs a researcher identification number to distinguish them
from other researchers with similar names and interests. More information

All librarians interested, as well as researchers from various
institutions, are invited to join us from the convenience of their
e-devices. A stable Internet connection and sound is all that is required.

Date: Wednesday 17 September 2014
Time: 14:00 - 15:00
Venue: http://tex.sun.ac.za/
test beforehand and arrange a test session with us should you want to have
your researchers/staff convene together in one venue)
Presenter: Dr Laurel Haak, Executive Director, ORCID
Please register at:

The above webinar forms part of our Virtual Open Access Week Roadshow,
building up momentum towards Open Access Week from 20-26 October 2014.

*More about ORCID: Connecting Research and Researchers *

As researchers and scholars, we struggle to have our work discovered,
recognized, and uniquely connected to us. Names may be common, change, or
can be misspelled, and it's difficult to assess and understand outputs
throughout one's career. ORCID is an open, non-profit, and global
initiative that provides a unique identifier to scholars and researchers,
one that stays with them throughout their careers--through graduate school,
postdocs, and beyond, regardless of discipline, name changes, and
geographic and institutional moves. The ORCID identifier is free to
researchers, and it also connects them to their publications, professional
associations, grants, and universities through the interoperable exchange
of information. Publishers now request ORCID iDs during manuscript
submission, funding organizations are incorporating into grant proposals,
universities are creating ORCID iDs for their graduate students, and
faculty, and professional societies are incorporating into their membership
renewal. Through the widespread adoption of ORCID throughout the global
scholarly community, we can all spend less time entering data, discovering
research of interest, and we can also better track outputs.

*To connect to the webinar*

*Webinar virtual space*

The webinar will be presented from http://tex.sun.ac.za
Simply type your name, and “Join”.


To successfully connect, you need the following:

*Hardware requirements*

1.    *Fast broadband internet connection*. Test your internet connection
speed at: http://www.speedtest.net
 *(Not required when connecting on SU campus).*

2.    Internet device with keyboard *(for typing questions to presenters)* and
speakers/headset *(for listening to the presenters)*.

3.    *No webcam or microphone* (participants - please keep on mute for the
duration of the webinar).

*Software requirements*

1.    *Latest Mozilla Firefox Internet Browser*. Download from:

2.    *Latest Mozilla Firefox Java Plugin*. Installation instructions are
here: http://java.com/en/download/help/firefox_online_install.xml

3.    *Latest Mozilla Firefox Adobe Flash Player Plugin*. Download from:

*How to join the webinar *(Please test beforehand - it is already available)

1.    Go to: *http://tex.sun.ac.za
. *(The hostname "tex" is an abbreviation for "Technology for Education

2.    Type your name. *(Your first name is good enough)*

3.    Click *Join*.

4.    Click *Allow*. *(This is a pop-up confirmation from the Flash plugin)*

*PLEASE test all beforehand. *Please do not hesitate to contact the
following should you need help:

Hilton Gibson hgibson at sun.ac.za

Ricardo Davids rddavids at sun.ac.za

Looking forward to ‘’meeting’’ you all in virtual space!
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