[Further to my recent off-line conversation with Laure Haak] ORCID has integration with ISNI and ReseracherID, which is great, but should also allow users to enter other identifiers, such as VIAF and Wikidata IDS in their profile. [Including Wikidata effectively gives a link to any Wikipedia biographies of the person.] These could be entered as strings (and perhaps validated using check digits) and made links to the relevant external sites. The values should be available via API. If, later the systems that provide the identifiers have full, two-way integration, the data will thus be already available. Happy to advise further.
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