Clever importing of Bibtex (handle re-importing the same bibtex file)
Usage: I maintain a single bibtex file, and each time it changes, I simply upload the last version of the bibtex file to Orcid (with new entries or modification of existing entries).
Problem: When reimporting a bibtex files with new entries, orcid duplicates the data for the existing entries (2 sources instead of one single source that is updated)
Thanks for your suggestion.
As you may imagine, much as we do not disambiguate researchers based on the name alone, we do not disambiguate works (or funding or peer review items) based on the name alone. Grouping is based on the persistent identifier (PID). When multiple works, for example, are added from different sources with the same identifier, they are grouped together on the ORCID record.
We see this as a good thing: Multiple versions mean multiple assertions of the same data, e.g. a work. This builds trust in the data belonging to that user.
An example can be seen on the record of our Executive Director Laure Haak (https://orcid.org/0000-0001-5109-3700):
The article “ORCID: connecting researchers and scholars with their works” published in Insights: the UKSG journal has been added by two sources: Crossref and Scopus. The DOI identifier is the same, so the two items are grouped together as one.
Therefore if imported works from BibTeX are not being grouped automatically, it is an indication that there is not a shared identifier. As you have imported from BibTeX, you are able to edit the imported work to have a shared identifier so it will group properly. For more on works generally, see: https://support.orcid.org/knowledgebase/articles/462032
If you have any additional queries, please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
ORCID Community Team