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Re: ORCID no longer relevant?

From: Kingsley Idehen <kidehen@openlinksw.com>
Date: Tue, 12 Mar 2013 11:18:08 -0400
Message-ID: <513F4730.3060605@openlinksw.com>
To: public-lod@w3.org
On 3/12/13 10:57 AM, Jonathan A Rees wrote:
> Remember it took a while for DOIs to become linked-data-friendly.
> I suspect ORCID has limited staff that is swamped with work and LD is 
> not a priority for them.
> I say give them a year or two to get up to speed and in the meantime 
> continue to submit bug reports.
>
> It's not clear to me whether they identify profiles or people (or 
> something else). Might be a good idea to figure that out before using 
> the URIs in RDF.

Jonathan,

 From the ORCID web site [1]:

"ORCID is an open, non-profit, community-based effort to create and 
maintain a registry of unique researcher identifiers and a transparent 
method of linking research activities and outputs to these identifiers. "

Based on the above, one can safely assume that an IRI that denotes a 
entity of type foaf:Person would apply. In addition, a profile document 
(denoted with its own URI-URL) i.e., entity of type 
foaf:PersonalProfileDocument would then be used to describe the 
aforementioned foaf:Person entity.

## Turtle ##

## which can be saved to a file and published to a Web accessible 
location ##

@prefix foaf: <http://xmlns.com/foaf/0.1/> .

<>
a foaf:PersonalProfileDocument ;
foaf:topic <#ResearcherX> .

<#ResearcherX>
a foaf:Person;
foaf:made <#ResearchItemX>, <#ResearchItemY>, <#ResearchItemZ>.

## End ##


Links:

[1] http://about.orcid.org/about/what-is-orcid -- ORID about page.

Kingsley

>
> Jonathan
>
> On Tue, Mar 12, 2013 at 7:21 AM, Stian Soiland-Reyes 
> <soiland-reyes@cs.manchester.ac.uk 
> <mailto:soiland-reyes@cs.manchester.ac.uk>> wrote:
>
>     In my projects, we have been wanting to recommend using ORCID [1] as
>     part of identifying authors and contributors. ORCID is receiving
>     increasing attention in the scientific publishing community as it
>     promises a unified way to identify authors of scientific publications.
>
>     I was going to include an ex:orcid property on foaf:Agents in our
>     specifications, perhaps as an owl:sameAs subproperty (I know, I
>     know!).
>
>     There's no official property for linking to a ORCID profile at the
>     moment [5] - I would be careful about using foaf:account to the ORCID
>     URI, as the ORCID identifies the person (at least in a scientific
>     context), and not an OnlineAccount - has someone else tried a
>     structure here?
>
>
>
>     There are other long-standing issues in using ORCID in Linked Data:
>
>
>     For one, the URI to use is unclear [2], but the form
>     <http://orcid.org/0000-0001-9842-9718> is what is currently being
>     promoted [3]:
>
>     > The ORCID iD should always be expressed and stored as a URI:
>     http://orcid.org/xxxx-xxxx-xxxx-xxxx (with the protocol (http://),
>     and with hyphens in the number xxxx-xxxx-xxxx-xxxx).
>
>     (Strangely this advise is not reflected on orcid.org
>     <http://orcid.org> itself)
>
>
>     Another issue is that there is actually no RDF exposed from
>     orcid.org <http://orcid.org> [4].
>
>
>     But the last issue is that if you request the ORCID URI with Accept:
>     application/rdf+xml - then the REST API wrongly returns its own XML
>     format - but still claims Content-Type application/rdf+xml.  The issue
>     for this [5] has just been postponed 'for several months', even though
>     it should be a simple fix.
>
>
>     This raises the question if ORCIDs would still be relevant on the
>     semantic web. Does anyone else have views, alternatives or
>     suggestions?
>
>
>
>     [1] http://orcid.org/
>     [2]
>     http://support.orcid.org/forums/175591-orcid-ideas-forum/suggestions/3641532
>     [3]
>     http://support.orcid.org/knowledgebase/articles/116780-structure-of-the-orcid-identifier
>     [4]
>     http://support.orcid.org/forums/175591-orcid-ideas-forum/suggestions/3283848
>     [5]
>     http://support.orcid.org/forums/175591-orcid-ideas-forum/suggestions/3291844
>
>
>     --
>     Stian Soiland-Reyes, myGrid team
>     School of Computer Science
>     The University of Manchester
>
>


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