re: ORCID, available author info depends on what Bio information the ID owner makes publicly visible. See the READ section at https://members.orcid.org/api/api-calls
I was about to send some old Ruby code for searching NLM Eutils (PubMed) until I saw your last message.
If you want to manage a local bibliography, then try Zotero and their API: https://www.zotero.org/support/dev/web_api/v3/start
Jason Stirnaman, MLS
Application Development, Library and Information Services, IR
University of Kansas Medical Center
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On May 20, 2015, at 5:59 AM, Alex Armstrong <[log in to unmask]> wrote:
> Hi list,
> What are some good API options for retrieving a list of scholarly publications by author?
> I would like to be able to grab them and display them on a website along with other information about each author.
> Google Scholar does not have a public API as far as I can tell.
> CrossRef metadata search does not allow to search by author.
> Orcid seems promising. I would have to ask the users I have in mind to add or import their publications to Orcid, as most of them are not on there already. That's doable, but I'm not sure if I'll be able to do what I described above with their public (as opposed to their member) API.
> Any other ideas or thoughts?
> Alex Armstrong