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Looking for researchers who share your interests but not sure where to find them? Struggling to quantify all the different ways your research impacts your discipline? A number of free and subscription-based initiatives exist to promote researcher identification, manage researcher profiles and publications, and facilitate collaborative networking. The actors in this academic ecosphere include individual researchers, national governments, umbrella organizations, librarians, publishers, and research funding agencies.These platforms move beyond the historical citation metrics and enhances how we define the impact of scholarship by maintaining up-to-date researcher profiles and synchronizing their data. We will cover the nature of these researcher profiling network resources, the citation metrics they support, and reasons that your career can benefit from aggressively putting these systems to work for you. Participants will explore ORCID and Google Scholar platforms by creating profiles.
Schubert, C. & Holloway, S.W. (2014, May 14). Give yourself an ORCID: Boosting Your Visibility through Researcher Profiling Networks. Presentation completed at the 2014 Center for Faculty Innovation May Symposium, Harrisonburg, VA.