A simple Python wrapper around the ORCID.org API.
Here's a quick snippet to get info on John Wilbanks.
>>> import orcid >>> #retrieve john's profile from his ORCID >>> john = orcid.get('0000-0002-4510-0385') >>> print john.family_name wilbanks
What if you'd like to see an author's works or areas of interest?
>>> print john.keywords  >>> print john.publications 
Hm, let's try another author.
>>> alfonso = orcid.get('0000-0001-8855-5569') >>> print alfonso.keywords [u'computer science', u' bioinformatics', u' computational biology'] >>> print alfonso.publications <Publication "A note about norbert wiener and his contribution to harmonic analysis and tauberian theorems">
Maybe you'd like to read about Mr. Wiener's contributions?
>>> print alfonso.publications.url http://www.scopus.com/inward/record.url?eid=2-s2.0-67650513866&partnerID=MN8TOARS
If you'd rather search for authors, try ORCID's search functionality
>>> #do a simple author search for john >>> authors = orcid.search('john wilbanks') >>> print next(authors).family_name wilbanks
You can also accomplish more complex queries using Q objects and fields
>>> from orcid import Q >>> authors = orcid.search(Q('given-name','john') & Q('family-name', 'wilbanks')) >>> print next(authors).family_name wilbanks