From Michele Mennielli, Cineca
As announced in August’s DuraSpace Digest, just a few days after the release of the version 5.2.1, on August 25, 2015 Cineca released Version 5.3.0 of DSpace-CRIS. The new version is aligned with the latest DSpace 5 release and includes a new widget that supports the dynamic properties of CRIS objects to support hierarchy classification such as ERC Sectors, MSC (Mathematics Subject Classification).
The other important functionality of the new DSpace-CRIS, also included in version 5.2.1, is that it is possible to push information stored locally within an Institution to ORCID, using the ORCID Membership API. More specifically, it is now possible to push researches’ bibliographic data, including activation of synchronization for each single field; publications, with the choice of which publication to sync, and; projects, again with the ability to decide which one to sync.
DSpace-CRIS/ORCID interoperability is currently based on the ORCID API v.1.2, but it will be updated to version 2.0 of the ORCID API by the end of the year, in order to provide more user-friendly management of publications’ groups for researchers, and foreseeing the synchronization of new entities that will be supported in the near future in ORCID. The DSpace-CRIS synchronization procedure is inspired by the principles listed in a very interesting paper by João Mendes Moreira, Alcino Cunha and Nuno Macedo (An ORCID based synchronization framework for a national CRIS ecosystem). It will also be compliant with the described framework with an upgrade to the new version of ORCID API.
Together with improvements to the ORCID API, the DSpace-CRIS 5.3.1 version that will be released next December will include other important features related to Alternative Metrics, Scopus, WoS and Google Scholar citations.