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What about linking between Orchid and DBLP? This would be very helpful for computer scientists!

DBLP is a high-quality online computer science library at http://dblp.dagstuhl.de/
Bringing all entries from DBLP into Orchid would help a large community.

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    Alexander Wolff shared this idea  ·   ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

    Hi,
    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 DBLP 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 DBLP, and also contact information for a person at DBLP to explore this further.

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

    Best,
    Ana
    ORCID CES team

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      • Marcel R. Ackermann (dblp) commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        I can give a small update on the status of this suggestion from the perspective of dblp: The ORCID integration is still ongoing at dblp, but this is currently a one-sided effort. That is, ORCIDs and dblp PIDs are matched at dblp and continuously integrated into the dblp data stock, but there is no backfeed to the ORCID data stock (yet). However, since WikiData is now beginning to emerge as a central open data hub for a fair number of persistent ID schemes, the matching results are openly available.

        We had a few discussions with ORCID representatives on that topic in the past two years. However, since dblp is not in a position to become an ORCID member, and since incorporating external open data sources into the ORCID data stock is not (yet?) within the scope of ORCIDs mission, it is still unclear how explicitly linking dblp and ORCID profiles or maybe just importing bibliographies from dblp into ORCID can be realized in the near future. Nevertheless, from the perspective of dblp, we are still committed to supporting the growth and utilization of ORCID and we will provide all metadata that is helpful.

        > Apparently, the integration is still made by hand ("These ORCIDs are hand-checked.").

        Some background on that topic, too: As always with dblp, the matching of dblp PIDs and ORCIDs is inferred algorithmically from available metadata (ORCID dump as well as original publisher metadata). But each item is verified manually by an dblp editor before it is added to the dblp data set.

      • Clément Aubert commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        If I read correctly http://dblp.org/faq/17334571 , the ORCID integration in DBLP is ongoing, and growing: in August 2017,there are about 700,000 signatures with an ORCID link.

        Apparently, the integration is still made by hand ("These ORCIDs are hand-checked.").

      • Philipp commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        I also thought about such an integration and therefore I try to outline my idea. I agree that DBLP is a very good source for bibliographic metadata and they really care about author disambiguation, see e.g.: http://dblp.dagstuhl.de/pers/hd/z/Zhang:Li

        DBLP is already providing RSS Feeds for each person, e.g. http://dblp.dagstuhl.de/pers/xs/z/Zhang_0001:Li.rss . In the description of each item there is a link to the metadata from DBLP, which are provided in several formats e.g. BibTeX.

        Thus, I would suggest to create a possibility for the users to specify their DBLP ID and activate Auto-Update from DBLP. This way new publications will appear in DBLP and in their RSS-feed, which will then trigger some mechanism on your side to import this items into ORCID. The really nice thing about DBLP is that they are trying to cover all publishers and also less known conference proceedings, i.e. it might be already now be possible for computer scientists to achieve a completely automated up-to-date ORCID profile.

        As the metadata of DBLP is constantly improving, one might also want to synchronize at some later time. But I don't know what is feasible to achieve here or if the RSS-Feed is again triggered in such events.

        Contacting DBLP is very easy and you can even try to reach out on Twitter @dblp_org to them. I also know some persons there and I could also help you to contact them further. Just let me know.

      • AdminORCID (LATIN AMERICA) (Community Team Specialist, ORCID) commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        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 DBLP 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 DBLP, and also contact information for a person at DBLP to explore this further.

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

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