Import and sync data from LinkedIn
Like many people, I already have my education, job experience and publications stored in a LinkedIn profile. I don't want to have to maintain this information in two places, so I would like:
- a way of automatically importing data from my LinkedIn page, and
- a way of keeping the data synced between the two accounts.
Other proposals have suggested similar things for Google Scholar (http://support.orcid.org/forums/175591-orcid-ideas-forum/suggestions/3265305-let-people-draw-in-information-from-their-google-s), Mendeley (http://support.orcid.org/forums/175591-orcid-ideas-forum/suggestions/3265916-enable-profile-and-publications-import-from-mendel), and Bibtex (http://support.orcid.org/forums/175591-orcid-ideas-forum/suggestions/3271362-import-from-bibtex-ris-mods-etc-is-essential-to).
There is also a related proposal for the opposite concept of LinkedIn implementing ORCID profiles (http://support.orcid.org/forums/175591-orcid-ideas-forum/suggestions/3282340-encourage-linkedin-to-implement-orcid-so-its-easie).
Thanks for the suggestion, we’d love to build a connection with LinkedIn too. But, as I’m sure you saw in the reply to the other iDeas you mentioned, linking with other systems to either push or pull data is not something ORCID can do unilaterally. Systems integration requires that we establish a partnership with the other organization. If we’re able to set up a partnership with LinkedIn we can pursue this, but until then we don’t have a way to facilitate connecting the two systems.
AdminORCID (ORCID Support Team, ORCID) commented
We haven't had any contact with LinkedIn to try and complete this. However there are a number of other tools to let you import information to your record so you don't need to copy and paste. See http://support.orcid.org/knowledgebase/articles/188278-import-works-website-user
Has anything else came out of this? I've registered my ID but not had a burning need to spend time cutting and pasting everything, as that will force me in turn to rewrite the CV that is a rather unpleasant task ahead !