[EP-tech] Re: ORCiD

Matthew Kerwin matthew.kerwin at qut.edu.au
Sun Jan 18 23:54:13 GMT 2015



Yes please! Let's work on integrating this. An identical project has been on
our books for years, but we've never had the resourcing to attack it



Matthew Kerwin  |  QUT Library eServices  |
<mailto:matthew.kerwin at qut.edu.au> matthew.kerwin at qut.edu.au


From: eprints-tech-bounces at ecs.soton.ac.uk
[mailto:eprints-tech-bounces at ecs.soton.ac.uk] On Behalf Of Matthew Brady
Sent: Monday, 19 January 2015 08:39
To: eprints-tech at ecs.soton.ac.uk
Subject: [EP-tech] Re: ORCiD


Hi Ian, everyone else..


We have our system with 2 extra datasets (Author and Author Instance)


The author contains everything about the person including 1 to many
identifiers. (google scholarID, scopusAuthorID, ORCiD, etc etc etc....)

The author instance contains a link to a point in time, their affiliation
with institutions/dept etc etc


The instance ID is then stored in the vanilla creator_id field.


This allows a single unique author to be displayed, along with all their
cited versions of their name, so the citations render correctly, and still
get assigned to the correct person.

(Example image also displays the statistics icon, which links to that
authors stats page. - from https://eprints.usq.edu.au/view/uniqueauthor/ )



I have tried to get this pushed into the ePrints Core, but Seb hasn't got
back in touch about who to send it to.


I would like it incorporated into the base product, so we all have the same
version, rather than a dozen or more splintered versions of code all trying
to do the same thing.  This will make the support on this email list more
fruitful, if we are all on the same page.


If anyone knows who is maintaining the base ePrints codebase these days, let
me know and I will forward on the .zip file of all the code we have for
inclusion into the base product.







-----Original Message-----
From: eprints-tech-bounces at ecs.soton.ac.uk
[mailto:eprints-tech-bounces at ecs.soton.ac.uk] On Behalf Of Ian Stuart
Sent: Saturday, 17 January 2015 2:01 AM
To: eprints-tech at ecs.soton.ac.uk
Subject: [EP-tech] Re: ORCiD


On 16/01/15 14:09, John Salter wrote:

> Hi, How is anyone storing an ORCiD in EPrints?


> Out-of-the-box, EPrints has creators with a name component, and an id 

> component. The default name of this field is 'Email':

>  <https://github.com/eprints/eprints/blob/3.3/lib/lang/en/phrases/system>

> .xml#L396


>  I was thinking or using it to store the ORCiD instead of the email 

> address, but didn't know if any 'best practice' was emerging yet?


Like lots of people have already said, I've just added an extra field to
"creator" however Martin's point is well made: authors are not normalised
across records - meaning the same [identical] name is listed for each record
it appears in.


This is, perhaps, something to feed into the EPrints 3.4 or 4.0 roadmap?




Ian Stuart.

Developer: ORI, RJ-Broker, and OpenDepot.org Bibliographics and Multimedia
Service Delivery team, EDINA, The University of Edinburgh.


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