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  • Ana Cardoso

    Thanks for the suggestion. We're working on adding functionality that encourages common values in various free text entry fields in ORCID, such as keywords. Our working plan is to "seed" the list of possibilities with values that we may expect to be there. As a user types an answer, suggestions from this list are provided. When a user enters a value that isn't part of the original list, it will become a part of the list when a certain number of people have entered the same value. These added entries then behave the same way as the seeded list does.

    This way, there is an organically growing list of expected fields, and the user is more likely to choose from this list because the interface will autocomplete for the user, but the user is not confined to existing values.

    We're hoping to have this function available in six months or so and I'll update this idea when it becomes available.

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  • xyzzy
    "Planned in January 2013" sounds slightly obscure, but as of 2017 KB https://support.orcid.org/knowledgebase/articles/1807507-keywords can be still improved: It would help to know which keywords are already "well-known" when adding keywords, e.g., any keyword used on [insert value] or more records might be actually helpful.
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  • Anonymous
    nice
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  • Anonymous
    fbb
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  • Marjor Jackson
    nice
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