[rfc-i] I-D Action: draft-flanagan-nonascii-01.txt

Nico Williams nico at cryptonector.com
Mon Apr 28 21:24:55 PDT 2014

On Mon, Apr 28, 2014 at 8:39 PM, Brian E Carpenter
<brian.e.carpenter at gmail.com> wrote:
> On 29/04/2014 11:18, Nico Williams wrote:
>> On Mon, Apr 28, 2014 at 5:54 PM, Brian E Carpenter
>> <brian.e.carpenter at gmail.com> wrote:
>> ["their" == ORCIDs]
>>> Their goal is right. However, so far I haven't managed to import
>>> my existing publications info into ORCID; they don't have a button
>>> for importing plain BibTeX, which is a major gap. Until I can do that,
>>> my ORCID record is pointless.
>> Seems not relevant to our use case.  We need a locator for author
>> contact info, including current and historical names.  We don't need a
>> locator for an author's publications.
> That's true. But one motivation for people to create and maintain an
> ORCID record is that it can track an author's bibliography. For some
> people that's a career requirement, and for others it's vanity, but
> in either case it motivates.

The locator functionality is all the motivation we need.

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