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[EP-tech] ORCID Support Advance Update

I think Will was saying that it works the way it does at the moment because that is how ORCID has specified it has to work for them to approve the plugin to access their systems. I'd agree that it doesn't seem the most useful and hopefully there is some discussion and agreement to be made with ORCID.
Perhaps there is some room in the system for identifying where the stored ORCID ID is a locally validated one versus a third party value?  E.G. human readable interface shows the green icon for validated and a grey one for 3rd party import / locally unverified, and a similar flag value in any of the machine interfaces?

Maybe Will can expand upon the resolutions EPS are considering?
I'll raise my suggestion with the UK ORCID consortium folks at Jisc in case they can raise it with ORCID or already have other ideas.


-----Original Message-----
From: eprints-tech-bounces at ecs.soton.ac.uk [mailto:eprints-tech-bounces at ecs.soton.ac.uk] On Behalf Of Philipp Zumstein
Sent: 12 July 2018 14:04
To: eprints-tech at ecs.soton.ac.uk
Subject: Re: [EP-tech] ORCID Support Advance Update

Hi Will,

thank you for the new version and fixing two issues thereby.

I don't understand your argumentation for not using a DOI lookup during the import from ORCID process. The data in Crossref which includes some ORCIDs will already have been authorized by the author(s), otherwise the ORCIDs would not be part of Crossref data. Thereby, I see no reason that the users have to authorize again in the repository. I also see no reason why a user want to (manually) replace an ORCID coming from Crossref. Is there a realistic scenario for that? However, even besides the ORCID information, the other bibliographic data from Crossref is much better than the one which can be imported by orcid.org only. Can you reconsider the availability of an DOI import for the ORCID plugin?

Best regards,

Am 11.07.2018 um 16:15 schrieb Will Fyson:
> Hi Everyone,
> 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
> https://wiki.eprints.org/w/ORCID_Support
> 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!
> Many thanks,
> Will
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