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  1. Trap ISNI IDs

    I have just fixed a couple of cases ([1], [2]; on Wikipedia, but could happen elsewhere) with ISNI's entered as ORCIDs.

    If someone visits a URL like [3], which is not a valid ORCID, but refers to a valid ISNI a better error message than the current "There has been a problem with the server" should be displayed. This should refer, and preferably link, to the relevant ISNI page, as well as asking the reader to notify the originating site's owner.

    [1] https://en.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?title=George_Segal&diff=612647240&oldid=609736112

    [2] https://en.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?title=Illeana_Douglas&diff=612647598&oldid=611914960

    [3] http://orcid.org/0000-0001-2148-7506

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      0 comments  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

      Hi Andy,

      Sorry about the delay in replying. Our team has been considering this, and we do like your idea, but we can’t find an easy way to implement it and don’t have the developer time for a new project to address this now. But as this problem becomes more frequent, and as we finish more features and have additional developer time, we’ll look at finding away to identify ISNIs entered as ORCID iDs.

      Best,
      -Catalina
      ORCID Support

    • Improve delivery of the public data file

      The public data file is currently published as an uncompressed tar file that contains two copies of the data: one in XML and one in JSON.

      To save on bandwidth I suggest that you:

      * Publish two separate files, one for each format. Users then only need to retrieve the data file they need, its very unlikely someone will want both formats.
      * Compress the tar file using gzip

      I'm not sure what your plans for updating the file, but I'd suggest that you keep some historical copies to allow some analysis, e.g. on growth of number of ORCIDs, etc.

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        0 comments  ·  API Ideas  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

        Thanks for the suggestions. We are reviewing how the 2014 public data file will be released and will take your suggestions into consideration when we are preparing that file.

        Best,
        -Catalina
        ORCID Support

      • Allow date ranges for (some) works

        Some "works" don't have a single publication date, but operate over a period of time. For example, a website which I managed and edited from 2001-2014. Please allow date ranges. including an "-onging" option.

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          1 comment  ·  Research Activities-Works  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

          Hi Andy,

          This is another great suggestion, but after some discussion we can’t find a way to make it work right now. Next time we do a review of the works metadata fields we’ll consider this idea again and see if we can fit it in then.

          Best,
          -Catalina

        • allow to have an additional list for 'chair publications'.

          since I often refrain from co-authoring a paper just since I'm the boss.

          Referees who like to judge the output of the group, however, need to see all publications.

          So I'd like to have a separate list of all publications of my group wher e I am not coauthor. To assign the paper to my chair, the corresponding author should be asked for permission to put it on the 'chair publication list'.

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