Including ORCID in metadata markup for web pages
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) In regular google results (for example), http://schema.org provides a means to describe the semantics of page content. Perhaps as an extension to http://schema.org/Person could be contemplated? Or perhaps include http://orcid.org/0000-0002-3138-3521/
as the value for the “url” or “sameAs” properties of Person as a standard way to include this information with the Person's who author a ScholarlyArticle?
I don't seem to be able to go back and add my ORCID to previously published papers, so I would like a way to add my ORCID to the markup
of my webpages about those papers.
I suggest that ORCID.org have conversations with other bodies (schema.org, for example) and make proposals about how the ORCID can be made available for use in search results, etc.
Please let me know if you have any questions or concerns.
Thank you for the suggestion.
We’ll be looking into this and will update with more information as we come to a decision.
ORCID Community Team