[Taxacom] Forcing ORCID on researchers

Roderic Page Roderic.Page at glasgow.ac.uk
Mon Dec 7 16:44:30 CST 2020

Hi Tony,

I think Wikidata is going to be the place where all these identifier efforts will coalesce. I know you’ve played with it a bit, there are some quirks but the potential is enormous.



> On 7 Dec 2020, at 22:36, Tony Rees via Taxacom <taxacom at mailman.nhm.ku.edu> wrote:
> As a follow up to the above, not too long ago I was interested in trying to
> discover academic papers authored by my late father (d. 2006), who was a
> geographer. He wrote books - thus has a VIAF ID, issued externally by a
> consortium of libraries in which his books reside, but I did not find a
> single easy way to discover/aggregate/publish a listing of his articles.
> Since he is deceased, many systems e.g. ORCID are not interested in issuing
> a relevant identifier, which seems a lost opportunity (same for the
> multitude of deceased authors in taxonomy).
> For what it's worth, there is a different Tony Rees to myself who writes
> books, has a VIAF ID (I do not - not being a book author, and cannot get
> one), and to whom some of my journal articles have been attributed in error
> (even though they are not books) in VIAF. I tried to get this undone, but
> did not get very far. Better data cleaning methods / user control obviously
> needed!
> Regards - Tony

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