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New Feature Alert: Merge Duplicate iDs, BibTeX Export

Paula Demain's picture

ORCID works hard to be responsive to community input and improve the quality of our Registry and services. In response to your feedback on our iDeas Forum and elsewhere, we have been developing a number of features to help users manage their ORCID record; please see our 2017 Roadmap card for more details.

This is the first in our 2017 series of occasional posts to introduce these new features as they become available. This week, three new features have been launched - removing duplicate iDs (requested by several member organizations as well as users), exporting works to BibTex (requested via our iDeasForum), and the ability to filter search and link wizards for importing works.

Removing duplicate iDs

Minimizing duplicate iDs is critical to building trust in ORCID. Although we make every effort to ensure that duplicate records aren’t created, there are still situations where users find they have more than one ORCID record. Until now, users have had to ask our community support team to help merge these records, but now you can remove duplicate ORCID iDs yourself from within your account settings. In a couple of simple steps, items on the duplicate record are merged with your primary ORCID record, with the old iD set up as a pointer to your primary ORCID iD. Find out more about what to do if you have more than one ORCID iD.

Exporting to BibTeX

Importing works to an ORCID record from a BibTeX file has been possible for some time, and users can now also export works to a BibTeX file. It’s an easy process that you can access from the export works header on the works section of the user’s record. Find out more about importing and exporting to BibTex. And we also welcome your suggestions for improving our BibTeX parser.

Search and link wizard filtering

As the number of ORCID search and link wizards for adding works continues to increase, we have added two filters to help you quickly find the most relevant wizards for your needs. You can now filter by work type and/or region. For more information see Linking works to your ORCID record.

Please do remember if you have any suggestions to help us improve the Registry we warmly invite you to submit them to the ORCID iDeas Forum so that other researchers and member organizations can publicly discuss them, offer their own views, and vote for your iDeas.