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Name Ambiguity and ORCID

by Tim Byrne 28 Oct, 2013 in Science Communications

Wouldn’t it be nice if your name were a unique identifier and nobody else had the same name as you?  Unfortunately, most of us share our names with a number of other people, most of whom we have never met and never will.  But we have all probably experienced the challenge and frustration of trying to find a specific person from a list of people with the same name.  Remember when we used phone books?  Trying to pick out the person you needed from a listing of multiple names?  Actually, searching the internet doesn’t make this process any easier.

Related Topics: author names, disambiguation, identifiers, name ambiguity, orcid, SciTech Connect

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