DSpace is limited to publication data, and DC metadata is a quagmire.
Making tags for dc.identifier.orcid would only add to the confusion. What happens when there are multiple co-authors? We face this "many-to-many" mapping problem not only on authors, but also on grant funding, and journal ranking.
In our DSpace instance of the HKU Scholars Hub, we use external tables to supplement DSpace & DC. In this example,
* Co-authors show linkage to their individual Hub author profile, affilation, and Scopus AU-ID record. We will do similar for ORCID.
* Funder information shows name of funder next to its own grant number
* ISSN numbers show individual linkage to JCR and SciMago rankings
David T Palmer
Associate University Librarian & Digital Strategist
The University of Hong Kong Libraries
10/F Kennedy Town Centre
23 Belcher's Street
Hong Kong SAR
Tel. +852 3921 2921
Thank you for your responses to our query regarding DSpace and ORCID.
For the present, this is the way we have decided to go:
1) We are beginning our campaign to encourage the Woods Hole science
community members to get ORCIDs.
2) We are suspending our plans to add ORCIDs to our DSpace repository,
WHOAS for the present.
We have reason to believe that the DSpace and ORCID user communities
will in time present solutions that can work well for us; standardized,
discoverable, and widely adopted.