It turns out that distinguishing yourself with a unique identifier can be fun and scrumptious! Dartmouth scholars are doing just that through a series of summer drop-in sessions that the Scholarly Communication Program has been hosting across the campus. So far, librarians representing the physical sciences, engineering, and life sciences have collaborated with me to facilitate these quick sessions so that we can educate scholars about ORCID and its importance, but also give them time to complete the task of creating one before returning to their busy schedules. And the icing on the cake, is actually ice cream in a cookie on a hot, summer day. You can learn more about what ORCID is here, and below is a glimpse of what a session looks like:
- 14 minutes to learn about ORCID
- 15 minutes to create and populate an ORCID
- 1 minute to eat an ice cream sandwich
Plans are in the works for hosting a few more of these events for scholars within the humanities and medical fields before summer’s end. But, if you’ve got ideas about how to reach other Dartmouth scholars, authors, and research who might want ORCIDs and ice cream sandwiches, I would love to hear from you!