So a few of the digital humanities folks I know were chatting last week about ORCIDs (https://orcid.org
). I searched the fora but nothing comes up when I put ORCID into the search box (I know, I know, not a guarantee that there isn't in fact lots of discussion about it ...). So I wanted to ask the more tech-savvy CHE denizens what the word on the street was about them.
At a quick glance it looks to me like a good idea to have a single ID to differentiate researchers, particularly for those people with common names or who share names with porn stars and/or researchers in related fields, but I guess I'm just surprised not to find more people talking about them, bar the usual early-adopter suspects.