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  1. divulgar ORCID para catalogos de bibliotecas - que usam MARC21, sistemas como WorldCat, da British Library e sistemas como Aleph etc.

    divulgar para bibliotecarios catalogadores - incluir campo para ORCID nos OPACs das bibliotecas

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

      Gracias por su sugerencia. Nos emociona mucho esta idea pero desgraciadamente no depende de nosotros. La decisión de integrar un ORCID iD al esquema MARC21 es de las Organizaciones que trabajan con MARC21 por lo que no podemos tomar esa decisión; sin embargo nos encantaría poder trabajar con cualquiera de las organizaciones que estuvieran de acuerdo en llevar esto acabo; lo anterior como parte del esfuerzo realizado en ORCID.
      De nuevo muchas gracias por su interés y sgerencia!
      Saludos,
      - Ana

    • to offer ORCID in Catalan

      Currently, ORCID website can be selected amongst 10 languages. Since Catalan Universities are using ORCID, and catalan language has been pioneer in wikipedia and other international platforms, I would like ORCID to offer Catalan as an option.

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        0 comments  ·  Collaboration Ideas  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

        Hi,

        Thanks for the suggestion. Because of the time and expense involved with translating and supporting each language, ORCID has not been able to offer support for ever language we would want.

        However, if you’d like to see the ORCID website in Catalan you can help us make that happen. To add Catalan to the languages ORCID offers we need you to translate the Registry and some pages of the ORCID about site into Catalan and provide support for the translations over at least one year (ie you will need to contribute additional translations in the next year if we add new functionality). If this is something you would be interested in doing, let us know at support@orcid.org and we’ll send you the files that would need to be translated.

        Best,
        -Catalina
        ORCID Support

      • There is no link to the US Patent Office

        There should be an automatic interface with the US Patent Office and/or WIPO to allow researchers who hold patents to list those as published works. Patents issued and applications are equivalent in many cases to papers published in scholarly journals. Currently, patents must be entered manually.

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          0 comments  ·  * Interfaces with other services  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

          Just wanted to give an update about entering patents: We now have a member integration, the Lens http://lens.org , which allows researchers and inventors to export their patents to their ORCID record. Coming soon will be a Search & Link wizard that will allow the process to be started from the ORCID record itself.

          You can read more about the Lens on our blog:
          Meet the Lens: Integrating ORCID iDs into patents
          https://orcid.org/blog/2016/09/12/meet-lens-integrating-orcid-ids-patents

          Warm regards,

          ORCID Community Engagement and Support


          Thanks for submitting your idea to improve the ORCID Registry. We agree that integration with other databases such as the US Patent Office is important.

          However, integrating with another system requires a partnership; it is not something ORCID can do on its own. If you know who we can contact at the Patent Office to start this project please let us know and we can reach out to them.

        • Allow populating bibliographic data from Japan's CiNii database

          CiNii is a comprehensive free database compiled by the Japan's National Institute of Informatics. It contains bibliographic information on articles published in Japan's academic journals. The information may not be completely exhaustive but it is very very thorough. Each article has a unique number associated with it, called a NAID (NII Article ID). It would be wonderful if you would allow ORCID to draw information from the CiNii database and permit cross-referencing with these unique identifiers. In addition to saving time, it would be helpful especially because it is sometimes difficult to link all articles published by a single individual…

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            0 comments  ·  * Interfaces with other services  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

            Thanks for submitting your idea to improve the ORCID Registry. We agree that integration with other systems, such as CiNii is important, and would like your help making your idea a reality.

            Integrating with another system requires a partnership; it is not something ORCID can do on its own. We need two things to get started: a short specification describing the system and how ORCID should interact with it, and also contact information for who within that organization to partner with to carry out the integration.

            Could you provide us with this information or help direct us to who to talk with?

            Thanks,
            -Catalina
            ORCID Support

          • add "University of Maryland, College Park" to the list of institutions

            There are a number of University of Maryland campuses in your list, including "University of Maryland, University College" in Adelphi, Maryland. But the main campus (in College Park, Maryland) is missing from your list.

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              1 comment  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

              Hi,

              The list of organizations under the Education and Employment section of ORCID records, is not maintained by ORCID, but instead is a list provided by Ringgold, an organization that specializes in identifiers for organizations. For more information see http://support.orcid.org/knowledgebase/articles/276884

              If an organization is missing from the data you can contact Ringgold directly to correct it, and it will be updated in the ORCID Registry once we receive an updated file from them. The best way to report errors is by filling in the Search Feedback form found in the top menu bar at www.openidentify.com.

              However, I do see “University of Maryland at College Park” listed as an organization, which I think is what you are looking for. The order of organizations in the list is determined by their popularity so if what you are looking for is not on the initial list try typing in the full…

            • Sync with PhilPapers

              It would be useful to be able to link Orcid with Philpapers, in one or the other direction, or in both.

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                0 comments  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

                Thanks for submitting your idea to improve the ORCID Registry. We agree that integration with other databases such as PhilPapers is important.

                However, integrating with another system requires a partnership; it is not something ORCID can do on its own. If you know who we can contact at PhilPapers to start building such a partnership, let us know and we can reach out to them.

                Thanks,
                -Catalina
                ORCID Support

              • Provide a way to import Patents

                Intellectual properties are important assets in modern life.
                I notice that you don't have a way to import Patents from USPTO, or from WIPO.
                Please provide one

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                  1 comment  ·  * Interfaces with other services  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

                  [update: 2016.07.29]
                  Thank you for your suggestion on improving the ORCID Registry.

                  We are delighted to announce that The Lens (http://www.lens.org), a global patents database which, among other features, allow innovators to connect their ORCID and Lens accounts, find their patents, and assert their inventorship and post them to their ORCID record.

                  You can read more about this feature here: https://www.lens.org/about/news/release-0-11/ and in our related blog post:
                  https://orcid.org/blog/2016/09/12/meet-lens-integrating-orcid-ids-patents

                  Warm regards,
                  ORCID Community Team

                  Thanks for submitting your idea to improve the ORCID Registry. We agree that integration with other systems, such as USPTO or WIPO to import patents, is important, and would like your help making your idea a reality.

                  Integrating with another system requires a partnership; it is not something ORCID can do on its own. We need two things to get started: a short specification describing the system and how ORCID should interact with it,…

                • 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).

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                    4 comments  ·  * Interfaces with other services  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

                    Hi,

                    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.

                    Best,
                    -Catalina
                    ORCID Support

                  • ORCID does find only 5 of over 30 publications. Make it better, use ISBN numbers

                    David Picard has published 1 research monograph, 5 edited books, and around 30 articles in peer-reviewed listed journals and edited books. ORCID, which the Portuguese National Science and Technology Foundation (FCT) uses to track references and assess publication track records does only find FIVE (5!!!) of these publications. Only one of the major book contributions, and none of the publications with German and French publishers are mentioned. ORCID is totally inadequate as a tool for this kind of assessment exercise. Google Scholar, equally with numerous shortcomings (e.g. books are frequently attributed to their reviews which contain the book title in…

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                      0 comments  ·  * Biographical Features  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

                      Hi,

                      We agree that integration with other systems that allow the look up and import of books by ISBN numbers would be a great addition to the ORCID Registry.

                      Integrating with another system requires a partnership; it is not something ORCID can do on its own. We’re actively working with OCLC to create a tool to do this and would be very interested in working with any other organizations that has a database of books to build a search and link wizard with ORCID. If you have a suggestion of another oranganiztion to build this integration with and also contact information for who within that organization to partner with to carry out the integration we can look into it.

                      For your 30 peer reviewed articles I would suggest checking for them using the multiple tools under the Link Works button on your ORCID record. The Scopus author tool may…

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

                        Thanks for submitting your idea to improve the ORCID Registry. We agree that allowing ORCID to link to other profile systems and identifier schemes is important, and would like your help making your idea to connect to Facebook a reality.

                        Linking with other systems is not something ORCID can do unilaterally. Systems integration requires that we establish a partnership with the other organization.

                        To start the ball rolling, ORCID needs two things: a short specification describing how ORCID should interact with Facebook, and also contact information for a person at Facebook to explore this further. If you could provide us with that information we’d be excited to start looking into this opportunity.

                        Best,
                        -Catalina
                        ORCID Support

                      • Importing from online thesis databases

                        What about searching the/importing from online thesis databases? The citation info for theses should be publicly (and freely) available. It clearly requires a lot of work in both SW and business development and I presume you already thought of it, but brought it up, just in case... :)

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

                          Just wanted to update you to let you know EThOS has an import to ORCID tool that has been released in beta at http://ethos-orcid.appspot.com/ which you may want to look into.

                          Best,
                          -Catalina


                          Creating import options for online thesis and dissertation databases is a great idea, and one we’re working on. We’ve been working with a few databases, like EThOS in the UK, to create these links and hopefully will have them available soon. If there’s a particular database you’re interested in, let us know who to contact there we can follow up with them to try and make a link.

                          Best,
                          -Catalina
                          ORCID Support

                        • refine the filtering of possible publications based on those i've flagged

                          if i've only identified articles from astronomy journals, why are you only showing me (or allowing me to filter only on) biology journals? Would be lovely if you could import from ADS: http://adsabs.harvard.edu/

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                            0 comments  ·  Research Activities-Works  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

                            Hi,

                            ORCID doesn’t provide a list of publications or offer filtering by journals. You may have been using an import wizard tool provided by one of our members to add articles to your ORCID record, but you will need to contact the provider of that tool directly to get more information on how their filtering works.

                            As for creating a partnership with ADS to import works we are always interested in new systems to link to ORCID. But integrating with another system requires a partnership; it is not something ORCID can do on its own. Please provide us a short specification describing the system and how ORCID should interact with it, and also contact information for who within the organization to partner with to carry out the integration and we can follow up with ADS.

                            Best,
                            -Catalina
                            ORCID Support

                          • Include study registration

                            in order to secure transparency, studies (clinical trials and observational studies) shall be registred at clintrial.gov, as post authorisation studies in EU shal be regired at the EU PAS registry (now at the ENCePP site). it would make a lot of sense to use ORCID at such places. It will also make it much more unique and easy to use the ORCID in the submission forms - much time is used on checking peoples names and other details, where ORCID could do the trick.

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                              0 comments  ·  Research Activities-Works  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

                              Partnering ORCID with clintrial.gov and other study registries is a fantastic idea. But integrating with another system requires a partnership; it is not something ORCID can do on its own. If there is a specific study registry you think ORCID should work with now, we can contact them. Please provide us a short specification describing their system and how ORCID should interact with it, and also contact information for who within the organization to partner with to carry out the integration.

                              Thanks,
                              -Catalina
                              ORCID Support

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                                1 comment  ·  Connections with other systems  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

                                Thanks for submitting your idea to improve the ORCID Registry. We would be very interest in creating an integration with inspire.net

                                But integrating with another system requires a partnership; it is not something ORCID can do on its own. If you can provide us with a short specification describing the system and how ORCID should interact with it, and also contact information for who within the organization to partner with to carry out the integration we can look into this further.

                                Thanks,
                                -Catalina
                                ORCID Support

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                                  1 comment  ·  Connections with other systems  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                  partnership  ·  Shaun responded

                                  Thanks for submitting your idea to improve the ORCID Registry. We are working on adding additional import tools.

                                  But integrating with another system requires a partnership; it is not something ORCID can do on its own. Please provide us a short specification describing the system and how ORCID should interact with it, and also contact information for who within the organization to partner with to carry out the integration.

                                  -Shaun
                                  ORCID Support

                                • Incorporate agencies

                                  Please try to incorporate various national and international funding agencies. Make teams of resarchers as per their respective countries so that they can talk and provide tha relevant data

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                                    0 comments  ·  Collaboration Ideas  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

                                    Thanks for submitting your idea to improve the ORCID Registry. We are working on adding funding agencies now and will release functionality to list grants on an ORCID record later this year.

                                    But integrating with another system requires a partnership; it is not something ORCID can do on its own. If there is a specific funding agency you suggest we partner we can contact this. Please provide us a short specification describing the system and how ORCID should interact with it, and also contact information for who within the organization to partner with to carry out the integration.

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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. We agree that integration with other systems, such as Curriculum Lattes, is important, and would like your help making your idea a reality.

                                      Integrating with another system requires a partnership; it is not something ORCID can do on its own. We need two things to get started: a short specification describing the system and how ORCID should interact with it, and also contact information for who within Curriculum Lattes to partner with to carry out the integration.

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                                      • Couple ORCID with IEEE Xplore

                                        Couple ORCID with IEEE Xplore to enable "Update works" by "search results"

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                                        • Import publications from myNCBI

                                          In the US, many biomedical research institutions are requiring faculty and staff to create myNCBI accounts with updated bibliography matched to NIH grants to ensure compliance with the NIH open publication policy (i.e., submission to PubMed Central). Linking ORCID to myNCBI would obviate duplication of effort in maintaining a complete list of works.

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

                                            THe NIH ScienCV platform, used as an entry-portal for grant applications, will be launching in July 2013, and includes collection of ORCID identifiers. This is one part of linking your research activities to your NIH record. In addition, PubMed accepts ORCID iDs from publishers. So, if you include your ORCID iD in your manuscript at the time of submission, you can use your ORCID record to keep ScienCV publication data up-to-date. ORCID has also been proposed as a component of two proposals for managing open-access reporting in the US (SHARE and CHORUS). We will keep the community updated as new interoperable nodes are implemented.

                                            Cheers,

                                            -Laure

                                            Laurel L. Haak, PhD
                                            Executive Director, ORCID
                                            L.Haak@orcid.org
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