Christina, it sounds like Thomson Reuters really has their stuff working
well together. This is for a consortial project; so access to Web of
Science varies. Thanks for bringing it up. I was looking for a
one-size-fits-all solution, but we may end up using various strategies
to populate our main source (whether it's ORCID or Zotero or something
On 05/23/2015 12:34 AM, Pikas, Christina K. wrote:
> FWIW, if you have WoS (and I've lost track of whether you mentioned that), you can batch load your faculty into ResearcherID and then have TR submit to ORCID. The faculty would be the account owners but you would be the delegate. You could add citations and otherwise manage the accounts. It probably depends on your local culture whether this would be an acceptable approach.
> Also, if you do have WoS and the faculty use EndNote, it's quite easy to move things into ResearcherID from there.
> Not an endorsement by any means!
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> Subject: Re: [CODE4LIB] API to retrieve scholarly publications by author
> Hi Dan,
> Thanks for taking the time to share this. On closer inspection it looks like Academic Search is a research project rather than a product; one that has stalled, concluded or been abandoned.
> I was just looking at what sources ImpactStory indexes. For scholarly publications they seem to pull data from ORCID as well as Google Scholar. They're probably scraping the latter, but only if you designate a Google Scholar ID. They don't try to disentangle authors themselves, which is probably wise. (I'm basing this on their sample profile and some light googling.)
> I think I'll probably go with one of Zotero, Mendeley or ORCID for my project. I think ORCID might provide more benefits to my users outside of my particular project. That makes it appealing since I'll have to convince people to go and add the data themselves.
> I wish it supported arbitrary tags for works, which would allow users to tag a few representative items.
> On 05/22/2015 10:32 PM, Dan Scott wrote:
>> Hi Alex:
>> On Thu, 21 May 2015 at 09:28 Alex Armstrong <[log in to unmask]> wrote:
>>> Thanks for the responses; keep them coming, if you have other ideas.
>>> It's hard to demarcate domains, but my userbase consists largely of
>>> librarians and liberal arts faculty.
>>> I wasn't at all aware of Microsoft Academic Search. Their content
>>> looks thorough, though it doesn' include books:
>>> But based on the few searches I tried, it looks to be horrible at
>> I found it funny that the following article came up in Google Now
>> about an hour after I posted my previous response on the 20th:
>>> Dan, can you use ORCID IDs with Zotero? (Though that might create
>>> another hoop to jump through.)
>> Zotero is open source, so you can theoretically do anything, but out
>> of the box it doesn't do anything with ORCIDs. I'm just planning on
>> integrating them (when possible) into the relational database after
>> the RIS-to-SQL conversion as part of a set of cleanup / deduplication steps.