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  1. BibTeX Import Supports @String

    When importing BibTeX, your parser is not recognising @String definitions or is failing to expand them appropriately. The import just fails with no guidance to the user.

    Example:

    @String { MVA = {Machine Vision and Applications} }

    @Article{Khan.etal.2015,
    Title = {Better than {SIFT}?},
    Author = {Khan, Nabeel and McCane, Brendan and Mills, Steven},
    Journal = MVA,
    Year = {2015},
    Number = {6},
    Pages = {819--836},
    Volume = {26},
    DOI = {10.1007/s00138-015-0689-7}
    }

    Fails, but

    @Article{Khan.etal.2015,
    Title = {Better than {SIFT}?},
    Author = {Khan, Nabeel and McCane, Brendan and Mills, Steven},
    Journal = {Machine Vision and Applications},
    Year = {2015},
    Number…

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      0 comments  ·  Connections with other systems  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

      Thanks for your suggestion to improve the ORCID Registry.

      We will flag this for our team to look into for future development of our BibTeX parser.

      You can help this process by joining our efforts. ORCID is an open-source project that relies strongly on community support. We welcome your contributions to improve our BibTeX parser: https://github.com/ORCID/bibtexParseJs

      Warm regards,
      ORCID Community Team

    • display

      A recent blog post highlighted new features including an easy way to display one's ORCID on their web page.

      The user clicks a link and then copies some HTML code to embed in their page.

      But is there a way to include semantic markup of the ORCID in that code?

      I would guess that schema.org has some identifier namespace that could include the ORCID. No?

      Wouldn't that enhance the findability and usability of the person and their ID with very little effort?

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        0 comments  ·  Connections with other systems  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

        Thanks for your suggestion to improve the ORCID Registry.

        We’re going to add this to our list of improvements to consider for the future and will update here accordingly.

        Warm regards,
        ORCID Community Team

      • Provide authentication with OpenID Connect

        Since plain oauth for accessing the API is primarily for authorization, it would be great to be able to use ORCID as an authentication provider with an open standard as OpenID Connect. Users could then easily log into other research platforms using their ORCID account.

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          13 comments  ·  Connections with other systems  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

          We are glad to let you know that ORCID is adding support for OpenID and we would like your help testing it.

          OpenID Connect is a simple identity layer on top of the OAuth 2.0 protocol. It supplements existing OAuth authentication flows and provides information about users to clients in a well-described manner. ORCID provides the Basic OpenID Provider conformance profile: a new openid scope is available for our beta testers, which can be used as part of the existing authentication flow and will result in an OpenID token being returned with the access token. For further information, see: https://members.orcid.org/api/news/beta-testers-wanted-orcid-openid-connect

          We encourage that all interested parties join the beta test to provide feedback. OpenID support is available for both member and public API clients. If you’re interested in helping test OpenID support, please contact support@orcid.org

          Warm regards,
          ORCID Community Team

        • Capture Book Sections correctly

          If I transfer a book section from ResearcherID to ORCID the former editors of the book become co-authors.

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            0 comments  ·  Connections with other systems  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

            Thanks for your suggestion to improve the ORCID Registry.

            This involves two items:
            1. Contributor roles in the ORCID Registry; and
            2. Transfer of data between ResearcherID and ORCID.

            We have as a part of our 2017 goals addressing contributorship on the ORCID Registry as a part of implementing project CRedIT on ORCID records (see: https://trello.com/c/mBcwieED/10 ). At that point, systems which connect to ORCID to send and receive data, including ResearcherID, will be able to benefit from a standard method of indicating — or reading indications of — a researcher’s role on the ORCID record.

            We look forward to sharing more information on our progress in the near future.

            Warm regards,
            ORCID Community Team

          • Correct apostrophied author names in Scopus import

            My surname contains an apostrophe. After importing from SCOPUS, all of my papers have my surname as O\'Boyle.

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              0 comments  ·  Connections with other systems  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

              We are still working on this issue. We’ve corrected it with Scopus so no more errors like this will be imported in the Registry and are now working on clean up existing records with this problem.

              Sorry for our delay in responding to this bug. We are working to correct this error, but the developer we’ve worked with at Scopus has been on long term leave so we haven’t been able to resolve the issue as quickly as we had hoped. I will update you when this bug is fixed and I appreciate you bringing it to our attention.

              Best,
              -Catalina
              ORCID Support

            • Add support for RIS-formatted citations

              The site currently has support for BibTeX and human-readable formatted citation formats. Add the ability to enter citations in RIS format.

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                4 comments  ·  Connections with other systems  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

                Thanks for submitting your idea to improve the ORCID Registry. Starting the week of Nov 12, and continuing weekly through December the Registry Stability Working Group will meet to help us prioritize all the functions and bugs that have been submitted, at that time you might see the status of your idea change after the Working Group assigns it a priority. While we want to get to every suggestion, our limited staff time means that some features will have to wait until future development cycles. The full process of how an idea turns into an active part of the ORCID Registry is described in the article How are new features decided?

                ORCID works with the involvement and support of the community, and we appreciate your taking the time to help make the Registry better. In the three weeks since our launch, we’ve received a lot of great suggestions for the…

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