Explaining the DataCite/ORCID Auto-update

This Monday ORCID, CrossRef and DataCite announced (ORCID post, CrossRef post, DataCite post) the new auto-update service that automatically pushes metadata to ORCID when an ORCID identifier is found in newly registered DOI names. This is the first joint announcement by the three organizations, and shows the close collaboration between ORCID, CrossRef and DataCite. A […]

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Auto-Update Has Arrived!

This post has been cross-posted from the ORCID blog. We will follow up with a blog post later this week explaining the DataCite auto-update implementation. Since ORCID’s inception, our key goal has been to unambiguously identify researchers and provide tools to automate the connection between researchers and their creative works. We are taking a big […]

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Software Citation Workflows

This blog post provides more detail for a short presentation I will give today at the Software Credit Workshop in London. The aim is to look at the infrastructure pieces needed for software discovery and credit, and at the workflows linking these different parts of the infrastructure. Code Repository Code repositories are the places where […]

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Happy Birthday ORCID

Three years ago today Open Researcher & Contributor ID (ORCID) launched its service at the Outreach Meeting in Berlin. One of many tweets from the launch day: Congrats to @orcid_org the ORCID registry is live (http://t.co/2lxn0nLa) NPG is a proud launch partner (PR): http://t.co/9eiqe44x — Nature Publishing Gp (@npgnews) October 16, 2012 Executive Director Laure […]

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Contributor Information in DataCite Metadata

The Force11 Joint Declaration of Data Citation Principles [@https://doi.org/10.25490/a97f-egyk] highlight the importance of giving scholarly credit to all contributors: Data citations should facilitate giving scholarly credit and normative and legal attribution to all contributors to the data, recognizing that a single style or mechanism of attribution may not be applicable to all data. The EC-funded […]

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Recap: Persistent Identifiers in Paris

In late September DataCite and ePIC co-hosted a conference, Persistent Identifiers: Enabling Services for Data Intensive Research, in Paris on the Monday before the RDA Sixth Plenary meeting. It was a great way to kick-off a busy week of data conversations and most appropriate to start with persistent identifiers – after all shouldn’t everything begin […]

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Discussing the Scholarly Container

One of my personal highlights in last week’s Research Data Alliance (RDA) 6th Plenary Meeting in Paris was the Data Packages Birds of a Feather (BoF), organized by Rufus Pollock from the Open Knowledge Foundation (OKFN). He highlighted the urgent need for packacking data in a standard format to facilitate reuse, and described the extensive […]

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