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  1. 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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    • 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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      • 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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