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 below.

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/ (please 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: http://conferences.sun.ac.za/index.php/liasa/voawr/schedConf/registration

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: http://www.firefox.com

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: http://www.adobe.com/support/flashplayer/downloads.html

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 eXchange")

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@sun.ac.za
Ricardo Davids rddavids@sun.ac.za


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