Note: This experiment has graduated. This description has been kept for reference, but many of the links and/or services that appear below no longer work.
Crossref Contributor ID started out in 2007 as a project to assign “author DOIs.” Initial discussions were held in a meeting in Washington DC on February 14th 2007. The project eventually metamorphaised into what is known today as ORCID. Watch this space as we will eventually collect and link to documents and presentations that trace the genisis and history of this important initiative.