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[EP-tech] ORCID Support Advance Update
The ORCID Support Advance plugin does only allow ORCIDs to be stored
against creators/editors if they can be matched to a user via the
'Email' column in all circumstances (to facilitate the read-only nature
of the field). Therefore ORCIDs added through use of the ORCID Support
plugin are affected by this too.
When we've been installing the Advance plugin on repositories we've been
encouraging administrators to tidy up their ORCID data so that the
ORCIDs stored are matched with user profiles. This naturally poses a
problem for storing ORCIDs for external authors, but in my experience
most repositories are happy storing ORCIDs for just their own users.
If an email isn't present in the creator/editor field, but an ORCID is,
the ORCID would be removed the next time the EPrint is recommitted. The
ORCID Support Advance plugin contains a pre-commit trigger that updates
the ORCID field based on the email column to help keep the record up to
date. These triggers are disabled by default when the plugin is
installed however to prevent any accidental erasing of data by
installing the plugin. (the fields are read-only upon installing the
plugin however and so until the triggers are re-enabled the content of
the creator/editor ORCID fields is essentially fixed.)
I hope this helps answer your questions!
*From:* Tomasz Neugebauer [Tomasz.Neugebauer at concordia.ca] *Sent:* 01
August 2018 17:50 *To:* Eprints-tech *Subject:* Re: [EP-tech] ORCID
Support Advance Update
Hi everyone who has installed the ORCID Support Advance plugin, Will?
I am still looking to get a clearer picture of what I can expect to
happen when I install the ORCID Support Advance plugin on top of the
ORCID Support plugin that we currently have working.
What will happen to the ORCID ID?s that we have already collected in the
author field of publications?
The description from Will below about ORCIDs from a DOI import says this:
?, the ORCID field uses the creator/editor 'Email' column to lookup user
profiles in the repository that have connected to orcid.org so that the
creator/editor ORCID field can be verified. As such any ORCID added via
a DOI import, might then be erased if the user profile lookup cannot be
Does the above also apply to any ORCIDs that we have been collecting
using the ORCID Support plugin?
I don?t think that our depositors have been diligently filling in the
email column in the author field during the deposit process, does that
mean that the user profile lookup will fail and the ORCID will be
deleted for any author that doesn?t have an email listed in the author
When does this deletion happen, during indexing? Is there any way to
prevent it from happening?
Thanks so much for any insight or advice on this is really appreciated.
*From:*eprints-tech-bounces at ecs.soton.ac.uk
<eprints-tech-bounces at ecs.soton.ac.uk> *On Behalf Of *Will Fyson
*Sent:* July 11, 2018 10:16 AM
*To:* eprints-tech at ecs.soton.ac.uk
*Subject:* [EP-tech] ORCID Support Advance Update
A couple of minor updates have been applied to the ORCID Support Advance
plugin, bringing it up to version 1.3.2.
The updates are only very minor, fixing issues where the plugin was
generating a few too many messages in the indexer and error logs. A
Change Log documenting these most recent changes is available at
Regarding the discussion a couple of emails above in the EP-Tech list
("Import by DOI in ORCID plugin"), a new DOI imported that takes ORCIDs
into account is not available at present. Due to the requirements that
the ORCID field must be readonly when connected to the member API so
that ORCIDs can only be added via an authoritative source, the ORCID
field that is added to the creator/editor tables cannot be edited.
Therefore to stop values from being entered, which then later cannot be
removed, the ORCID field uses the creator/editor 'Email' column to
lookup user profiles in the repository that have connected to orcid.org
so that the creator/editor ORCID field can be verified. As such any
ORCID added via a DOI import, might then be erased if the user profile
lookup cannot be made.
This is an issue we're looking into resolving however and so hopefully
we should have some updates on it in the future!
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