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Building Open Scholarly Metadata Services with ORCID

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posted on 31.08.2020, 15:23 by Gabriela Mejias, Paloma Marin Arraiza

Openness and transparency are key ORCID values. As part of our commitment to remove barriers to access, we offer open and free tools such as our Public Data File and Public API. The public data file each is released annually during the Open Access Week in October. The XML file contains a snapshot of all public record data in the ORCID Registry and is published under a CC0 waiver, which allows to re-use and build upon data from the registry. The registry itself can be accessed using our open APIs.

At the time of writing, the 2019 public data file was downloaded more than 28,000 times and there were more than 2000 Public API clients registered.

The file has been used in different projects as a data source for the analysis of relationships and individual trajectories within the research community, scientific migrations, collaboration networks and the adoption of ORCID across disciplines and locations.

Services like OpenCitations or ResearchGraph use the ORCID Public API to enrich scholarly metadata/records, so do databases like dblp with the ORCID Public Data File.

In this session, you will learn more about ORCID’s open tools, best practices regarding the use of iDs and authentication, and existing use cases in the community. We invite all those interested in building services based on these tools to the discussion!