PID (ORCID) in the arts

Dear all,

University of the Arts in Berlin is more and more working on open science / open data / open access. I am very interested in benefiting from the experiences of others. How is ORCID advertised with you? What benefits can you offer to artists and researchers in the arts? What advantages does ORCID offer artists for non-text publications?
I am planning events for ORCID for the winter semester and am looking forward to any kind of input. So far we offer an option for ORCID in our repository (opus 4) and we add the ID to the person’s record in German Norm Data (GND). It is a start.

At the same time, I would like to encourage the exchange of ideas on which points in particular ORCID in the arts still needs to improve in order to offer real benefits. My first impression is that, for example, the creation of a publication list of the offered and STEM-oriented options is not very attractive. But again this is limited to text-publications. What about other material?
Looking forward to your ideas and experiences,

Friederike Kramer


Dear Friederike,

Thank you very much for initiating this discussion.

Let me answer your question about work types. ORCID supports several work types that aren’t textual publications.
For example:

  • online-resource (this might include a digital representation available online, e.g. Note: the Austrian National Library isn’t using ORCID for its collections. This is just an example of what an online-resource could be.)
  • annotation
  • artistic-performance
  • physical-object (e.g. a sculpture or a picture, an example is shown in this video by the Dutch Digital Heritage Network
  • lecture-speech (this can include the recording a university lecture or a talk, but also, e.g. a poetry slam).

Would this be helpful for your community? I’m happy to discuss it further :slight_smile:

Best regards,


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