[Open-access] ORCiD and Libraries

Thomas Krichel krichel at openlib.org
Mon Jul 6 10:22:36 UTC 2015

  Subbiah Arunachalam writes

> Dr Krichel points out that ORCiD is not OA.

  To be precise ORCiD data is not open access. They release a dump
  once a year of some data. Therefore I don't seen the rational for
  advertizing it on an mailining about open access.

> In China there are tens of thousands of authors whose names as rendered in
> English will be spelt as W A N G. Some of them may be physicists, others
> molecular biologists and some others economists. Same is the case with
> people with the name P A R K in Kore and S I N G H in India.

  These are well-rehearsed arguments.

> ORCiD ensures each paper is associated with the right author.

  No, its users do.

> Is that not a very useful service?

  It it useful. I have understood this for a long time. Therefore I created
  the world's first author identification system, the RePEc Author Service,
  in the late 1990. It is still in business and its data is in open access.



  Thomas Krichel                  http://openlib.org/home/krichel

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