ORCiD Java Client now supports schema version 1.2!

Thanks to the hard work of Stephan Windmüller (@Stovocor) the ORCiD client library now supports version 1.2 of the ORCiD schema.  He’s also updated the companion ORCiD profile updater web app to use the new library.

Users have probably noticed that github have siliently dropped support for the way we were hosting the maven repository and we’re now looking to move it to Maven Central.  Not only is that  great news for anyone out there who was thinking of upgrading, it’s great news for the library’s future.

Goodbye to the British Library, hello corporate life.

I’ve moved on.  I had a great couple of years working at the library and met a ton of really enthusiastic folk.  The ODIN project came to an end and there was little left for me to do, so I’ve found myself a new workplace more local to home.

I’m a delivery engineer, apparently.  I’ve been here a couple of days and I’m still not sure what I’ll be delivering, but otherwise first impressions are very good.  I’m currently sat in a room full of graduates writing some sort of game and they seem to be enjoying themselves.  There’s a Waitrose round the corner meaning I get a couple of free coffees a day and soon I’ll be able to cycle to work.  Working from home has piled on the pounds so burning it off with cycle power would be fantastic.  It’s a corporate code shop, but seems agile and modern in it’s approach.  Time will tell, but all my kit is top notch and they support staff and HR have been great.

I’ll continue posting technical blog posts on whatever I’m working on as and when I encounter new stuff myself, which I think is going to be rather a lot in the coming months :)

eta: I’m now a Tech lead!

ETD2014 slides

I’m having a great time attending the ETD2014 conference.  There’s been lots of lively discussion around ORCiD and DOIs and it’s been fantastic to gather wider perspectives.  It’s also been great to get some coding in adapting the import tool to work with the Leicester institutional repository.

For those that are interested in the ORCiD integration I was discussing earlier, the live application can be found at http://ethos-orcid.appspot.com and the code at https://github.com/TomDemeranville/ I’ve popped the slides on figshare (http://dx.doi.org/10.6084/m9.figshare.1117858)


ELAG2014 – Slides

I recently presented at ELAG2014 about ORCiD integration.  I’ve embedded my slides below.  They might not make quite as much sense without context – they’re mainly pictures with single word topic headings, but they contain links to the source code etc.

I had a great time and met a lot of interesting folks whilst at ELAG.  I’m now in contact with two UK universities looking at ORCiD integration so I think it’s been useful.

I’ll add some commentary and a summary of the talk later this week.

Rather appropriately this is up on figshare – an open data repository that lets you upload anything then assigns it a DOI. This one has http://dx.doi.org/10.6084/m9.figshare.1057954



A different view of the British Library – photos

Once you get inside it, the British Library is a beautiful building.  I’ve taken to photographing it and its contents during my lunch break.  Here they are, click on them for the bigger versions.

Check out my flickr stream for more.