Create a scholarly ID#, such as the ORCID, in order to have a unique number to associate with your scholarship.
This is especially helpful if:
ORCID (Open Researcher and Contributor ID) is a non-profit project (the ORCID community is comprised of scholars, academic publishers, and funders) that is designed to "provide a registry of unique researcher identifiers and a transparent method of linking research activities and outputs to these identifiers." Basically, it is a DOI or ISBN for a scholar! Once you set up an ORCID account, you will have a unique number/URL to your scholarship. The library regularly offers a workshop on ORCID, slide deck above.
An ORCID account and IDs are used as follows:
Setting up an account and adding your citations is easy. Here are the steps:
1. Set up an account in ORCID.
2. Add your publications.
Option 1: Import your citations from your Google Scholar Profile using BibTex. Here's a video showing you how:
Option 2: Use CrossRef to try to find most of your citations. Use the Search & Link option under Add Works and choose CrossRef.
Option 3: Manually add your citations.
3. Add your ORCID (make sure you use the entire URL. Example: http://orcid.org/0000-0002-1825-0097) to your website, your C.V., etc.