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Date & Time

  • June 13th 15:00 UTC/GMT - 11:00 EDT

This call is a DCAT Discussion call: identifying if there is common ground among call attendees around a particular piece of DSpace functionality.


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Agenda: DCAT Discussion: Future of DSpace-ORCID integrations

There have been substantial developments since our last DCAT discussion on ORCID in December 2015.

One of the most significant developments is ORCID's transition to a new API, in which certain endpoints of the old API will be discontinued.

DS-3447 - Getting issue details... STATUS

Service provider Arvo consultores has already announced a completed integration based on the ORCID v2 API  The model is strongy based in the authority  model via external Authority database not via the SOLR core. Probably would be easy to translate, just ing out. A short video here:

Just to remember, Portuguese people (UMinho, etc) has made public some code for synchronization and ORCID libraries as well.

Which common use cases do we have for ORCID-DSpace integrations?

It would be very fruitful if we could align on a set of ORCID-DSpace use cases that resonate widely within our community.

The use case: "looking up an author in ORCID and matching him/her to a string based author name on a publication" is one that is not supported by API v2 anymore and is concerned an anti-pattern: because the researchers control what they expose on their ORCID profiles, it is very common that you can not determine if you have the right person, based on the information exposed in the profile.

An in-depth discussion on this, and ways forward, would be great.

Preparing for the call

Bring your questions/comments regarding ORCID you would like to discuss to the call, or add them to the comments of this meeting page.

If you can join the call, or are willing to comment on the topics submitted via the meeting page, please add your name, institution, and repository URL to the Call Attendees section below.

Followup: face to face presentation and ORCID discussion in Geneva on June 20th

ORCID's Rob Peters and Josh Brown are kind enough to present at the DSpace user group day in Geneva on June 20th (right before the OAI conference) 

The ideas, actions or questions from today's DCAT call could be used as input for that meeting.

Open Repositories 2017 preparation

Who on the call attendees is coming to the Open Repositories conference

Shall we meet there, formally or informally? Thoughts on topics that would really benefit from face to face discussions?

Aug 22-23 North American DSpace user group meeting

Meeting notes

List of prioritized DSpace-ORCID use cases

  1. Associate new publications with ORCID ids of all involved authors, with as little overhead as possible. Preferably supported in a way that doesn't involve any action from the researchers.
    1. It seems like Scopus feeds to no yet provide ORCID ids.
    2. Proquest feed for ETD starts to contain ORCIDs
    3. VT adds ORCIDs through symplectic, so when the record arrives in DSpace, the orcid is already associated.
  2. Identical to nr 1, but for older publications, already existing in the repository (backlog).
  3. Search for an ORCID with the standard DSpace search features, and retrieve a list of items associated with that ORCID. Both through the UI, as well as through the REST API
  4. Display ORCID badges or another form of link to the ORCID author profile, on item pages
  5. Push repository item metadata to the works section of an author's ORCID profile, so that the repository serves as a tool to automate the maintenance of a researchers ORCID works profile.

Call Attendees

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  1. I wish it was possible to add an ORCID along with an author field (in the same metadata field) and then optionally decide how to render the field.

    The prototype ORCID solution deployed with XMLUI provides a partial solution using the metadatavalue.authority field.  If that field could contain the ORCID itself, I think the solution would be ideal.

    We currently add ORCID to single author items and store the value in dc.identifier.orcid.

    1. I second this request. We want to associate the ORCID with a person, not an item. We have partially done this in our crosswalk from Elements to DSpace, for example,,

      dc.identifier.orcid:  Estell, KE [0000-0002-9321-1952]

      The University of Cambridge has done a nice job with their crosswalk from Elements, e.g., providing a link to the ORCID in the author field and the same

      dc.contributor.orcid  Barrow, Steven. J. [ORCID ID: 0000-0001-6417-1800]

      1. Hi, both. Does either of these solutions expose the ORCID metadata to programmatic harvesting like via OAI/REST? Being able to consume ORCIDs via OAI/REST is one of our primary concerns.

        1. The command,, has one record. The ORCID metadata is displayed as

          <dc:identifier>Tholl, D [0000-0003-2636-6345]</dc:identifier>

  2. During the call next week, I would like to share an invitation to the following meeting for any DCAT members who are able to travel to Washington DC in August: DSpace North American User Meeting.

    1. thanks for that, added to the agenda!

  3. I got disconnected and am not able to dial in anymore when Iryna was talking. If everyone got disconnected (and I am not the only one), please switch to Google Hangouts:

    1. We are back on the call. Can you try again?

  4. If I'm the only one who got disconnected and can no longer dial in, please feel free to continue the meeting without me

    1. I also had problems dialling in, sorry - Skype decided to upgrade itself just as I was dialling in, and then when I tried to exit the installation process, Skype no longer worked, so I had to install it afresh, which took a while, and now when I try to dial in it just disconnects. Will look forward to seeing the meeting notes thank you.

      1. Problems dialing. Is there any notes available?

  5. I wonder if it would be possible to use an online conference like or some free solution for subsequent DCAT calls? (Duraspace's uberconference is what the DSpace 7 outreach group uses)

    1. I'm emailing to see whether we can indeed switch to Uberconference for these calls as well, thank you for the suggestion.