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  1. Mark up lists of works with metadata

    Lists of works should be marked up with metadata; unAPI, ideally, COinS at a minimum.

    This will be more easily done if the "<a href="http://support.orcid.org/forums/175591-orcid-ideas-forum/suggestions/3266048-metadata-for-publications-should-be-entered-using-">Metadata for publications should be entered using a form _not_ free text</a>" ticket is implemented.

    See <a href="http://forums.zotero.org/discussion/27247/orcid-profiles/#Comment_143596">prior discussion at the Zotero forums</a>

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      7 comments  ·  * Metadata/Data Accessibility  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

      Great suggestion and thanks for the link to the discussion on Zotero. We’re going to have a working group take up this issue soon, and I’ll follow up with this idea once they decide on works metadata.

      -Catalina
      ORCID Support

    • Need way for end user to export users own complete record (xml/yaml/json okay).

      Need way for end user to export users own complete record (xml/yaml/json okay).

      This is for archival/backup/data verification/comparision and other purposes.

      Bonus points for also allowing an edited complete record to be uploaded to replace the current one.

      Note: This is probably possible from the API, but there should be a visible user driven methos to do this.

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        1 comment  ·  * Metadata/Data Accessibility  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

        Hi,

        Thanks for this suggestion. As you mentioned, a user can access their ORCID record via the ORCID API- instructions on how to do that are at http://support.orcid.org/knowledgebase/articles/132271-retrieving-data-with-the-public-api

        We like your suggestion of offering a way to run this export in the user interface as well, but we will not be able to work on that right now. Our current priority is getting information into ORCID records and that’s where we’re focusing our development.

        Best,
        -Catalina
        ORCID Support

      • Implement W3C's "Proposal for the Improvement of the Semantics of ORCIDs"

        My friend Phil Archer, of the W3C, has written a paper [1] recommending some simple changes to ORCID's linked data, to make it more easily usable and to add semantic richness.

        I strongly commend his suggestions.

        [1] http://www.w3.org/2015/03/orcid-semantics

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          2 comments  ·  * Metadata/Data Accessibility  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

          Hi Andy,

          Great suggestion. We’re aware of the paper and are currently reviewing it. We’re concerned with how we can roll out the changes suggested without affecting API users. We do want to improve the ORCID API but we want to make sure any changes we implement will not break current integrations.

          Best,
          -Catalina
          ORCID Support

        • Works should be displayed aggregated per type

          Currently, in the web interface, works are presented one after the other with few option for sorting.
          Since we are soon going to integrate pushing Dataset to profiles of our author, it would be great if works could be initially displayed in an aggregated way, so that, for profiles having many datasets, these are not cluttering the list of publications.

          E.g. take: http://orcid.org/0000-0002-8635-8390
          This profile has an entry per chemical element, and its visualization is almost impossible to complete.

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            2 comments  ·  * Metadata/Data Accessibility  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

            Thank you for your suggestion to improve the ORCID Registry.

            The way that works are grouped on the ORCID Record is based on a shared unique identifier. Looking at the record in question, http://orcid.org/0000-0002-8635-8390, works which are not grouped together are not grouped because the system does not know to do so — there is no shared identifier.

            Our understanding is that you are suggesting that works be also grouped based on a work type, e.g. a dataset. Could you (or others) offer a suggestion as to how that might work should multiple datasets that are unrelated to each other? Alternatively, a visual example of what is envisaged as the ideal display?

            Thank you.

            Warm regards,
            ORCID Community Team

          • Author ORCID IDs from DOIs?

            I am responsible for SafetyLit (short for safety literature). We were an ORCID launch partner.

            Bachground: Although many journal publishers not accept or require an ORCID for each author with each manuscript submission, and these are often printed with the author affiliation; these ORCID IDs are not always available among the metadata for download. This is because personal bibliographic managemenrt software (EndNote, Mandeley, Zotero, etc.) do not capture ORCID IDs.

            My need:
            Is there a system available to enter a publication's DOI (say in CrossRef) and obtain each author's ORCID ID? This would be a boon to author name disambiguation…

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              0 comments  ·  * Metadata/Data Accessibility  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

              Thanks for your query, and our apologies for the delay.

              In the situation described, it seems that the DOI agency, e.g. Crossref, would be the best system to consult.

              When a publisher has submitted an article to Crossref, and included in its metadata is the author’s ORCID iD which was authenticated via OAuth during submission, then that ORCID iD will be available when you query Crossref with that DOI.

              An example can be seen in 10.1016/j.neuroimage.2016.03.027

              When one queries Crossref for the metadata (in json), one will find the ORCID iD of the author:
              https://api.crossref.org/v1/works/http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.neuroimage.2016.03.027

              With regards to reference managers, this is a question that was raised by the working group on the display of iDs in articles. If you’d like further information on this, please contact support@orcid.org.

              Finally, with regards to compliance with style guides: in the case of creating a citation of another published work, is…

            • Add PI field to the funding descriptions

              It is important to know who the principal investigator of a grant is, even if other contributors to that grant include it in their ORCID iD.

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                2 comments  ·  * Metadata/Data Accessibility  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

                Hi,

                Thanks for this suggestion. We’re looking at adding contributor fields for both works and funding items in the ORCID record soon. We’re working with CReDit to use their taxonomy for roles and will be reviewing what contributor roles should be added from their list shortly.

                Best,
                -Catalina
                ORCID Support

              • Including ORCID in metadata markup for web pages

                Hello;

                I have spent some time recently looking at adding metadata to my publication pages on my webpage that facilitate sharing on linkedin, google+, facebook, and twitter and that also provide extra information to google scholar and altmetrics.com. Altmetrics checks mendeley.com and mendeley.com lists my ORCID.

                Further integration could be useful in 2 ways:
                1) allowing for inclusion of ORCID for each author in markup for Google Scholar (google scholar supports Highwire Press markup of the form citiation_author, citation_title, etc.) -- an additional markup tag such as citation_ORCID (for example) could help to provide ORCID information to google scholar.
                2)…

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                  0 comments  ·  * Metadata/Data Accessibility  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

                  Dear Daryl,

                  Thank you for the suggestion.

                  We’ll be looking into this and will update with more information as we come to a decision.

                  Best regards,
                  ORCID Community Team

                • Store institutional affiliation after a user logs in via their institutional credentials (after user confirmed it is OK for ORCID to do it)

                  When using the new login by institution feature, if a user successfully logs in then capture the institutional affiliation (after user confirmed it is OK for ORCID to do so)

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                    0 comments  ·  * Metadata/Data Accessibility  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

                    Thanks for your suggestion for improving the ORCID Registry. Now that signing in with your institutional credentials is an ORCID feature (see: http://orcid.org/blog/2016/05/21/what-was-my-password-again ), we are working with institutions who have ORCID integrations to develop this process, something that we’re currently calling “institutional roundtrip” (this name may change).

                    What will happen is that, once you sign in using your institutional credentials, the institution will a) request permission to update your record; and b) update your ORCID record with your institutional affiliation.

                    For those institutions who may be interested, you can find a related workshop we ran on this at I1 2016 on our GitHub:
                    https://github.com/ORCID/i2-workshop-2016

                    Keep a look out on our ORCID blog for more information — we’ll be sure to update here as well.

                    Warm regards,
                    ORCID Community Engagement and Support

                  • improve the ORCID Statistics site

                    The ORCID Statistics page needs immediate attention. ORCID should be able to provide the numbers by category (funder, publisher, research institution, academy, society, etc.), by region and country at any time. With a number as small as less than 4 or 5 hundred it is not a difficult task at all.

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                      0 comments  ·  * Metadata/Data Accessibility  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

                      Thanks for your suggestion to improve ORCID. We’ve included this feature as one to be considered in the future and will update this thread accordingly when a decision has been made.

                      Warm regards,
                      ORCID Community Engagement and Support

                    • Manual entry of dates is needed

                      Currently, publication dates can only be entered from the supplied pull-down menu. It would be better to allow manual entry also to deal with two situations: (1) forthcoming/in-press publications that are scheduled for future years (not available in the pull-down menu); and (2) multi-volume works published over a period of years, e.g.: 2000-2007 or 2000- [for ongoing works].

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                        0 comments  ·  * Metadata/Data Accessibility  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

                        Thanks for your suggestion to improve the ORCID Registry.

                        This is a fine idea, but isn’t something that we presently have the capacity to work toward at the moment. We’re going to mark it as under review, so that we can consider it as an improvement after our current release cycle for version 2.0 of our API.

                        For more on what we’re working on at ORCID, follow our current development board at:
                        https://trello.com/b/iuJwm8A6

                        Warm regards,
                        ORCID Community Team

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