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CNI Podcast: ORCID's Geoff Bilder on the Name Ambiguity Problem

In this interview with Geoff Bilder, interim technical director for ORCID (Open Researcher and Contributor ID), we discuss the name ambiguity problem in attribution of scholarship. This is a problem that can only be solved collaboratively, when all stakeholders agree on a standard identification scheme. The ORCID initiative was launched in 2010 to address this problem by bringing together universities, publishers, and funding bodies to create a global, open registry of unique, persistent identifiers for individual researchers, and a transparent linking mechanism between ORCID and other author identifier schemes.


This interview is provided courtesy of CNI and was recorded at their 2011 Fall Meeting. The Coalition for Networked Information (CNI) is an organization dedicated to supporting the transformative promise of networked information technology for the advancement of scholarly communication and the enrichment of intellectual productivity. You can learn more about CNI at their web site,

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