How to load the ORCID data dump into mongo, without dying of old age

Since writing this post, I’ve worked out a better way of doing things – use python to read directly from the tar file and inject the results into Mongo! I used in with the 2017 ORCID data dump and it’s like lightning compared to the method described below.  Basically download the script and run:

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Did I mention I’m a potter?

I’ve not posted about much on here other than programming, but well, that’s a bit dull after a while.  What’s really interesting, for me at least, is POTTERY.  Yeah, I said it.  Pottery. I recently got back into throwing pots after a 20 year hiatus.  I rekindled my love of clay so much I ended up … [Read more…]

Getting started with the public ORCID API using swagger – quickstart guide

ORCID recently implemented a swagger definition file for it’s v2.0 API, which means it’s now even easier to access the public ORCID API from your website.  Just use swagger.js.  It’s Super.  And Easy. Let’s give it a go. First, clone swagger onto your machine.  Either use the git desktop client, click the button on the repository or fetch it … [Read more…]

Differences between ORCID and DataCite Metadata

(written by Martin Fenner and cross posted from the Datacite blog – I’m one of the co-authors of the report) One of the first tasks for DataCite in the European Commission-funded THOR project that started in June was to contribute to a comparison of the ORCID and DataCite metadata standards. Together with ORCID, CERN, the British Library … [Read more…]

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 … [Read more…]