January 15, 2008

Unique identifiers for authors

Writing about web page http://uk.techcrunch.com/2008/01/09/google-ibm-and-verisign-to-join-openid/

One of the things that we need in our repositories is a way to identify an author: the same person might have published an article as, eg J. Slater in one journal, and as John Slater in another, and be listed according to the journal's author naming convention and how would we know that they were the same author?

This is a matter that we can try to deal with internally to our institutional repository by using an ID unique to the University for authors. But how would repository aggregators or cross searchers be able to de-duplicate and sort records when someone searches by author?

There are some interesting moves afoot to assign authors standard numbers, a bit like ISBNs for books. I also rather like the idea that we might all have OpenID usernames that we can use across different services.


- One comment Not publicly viewable

  1. Andy McGregor

    Hi Jenny

    You might want to have a look at the Names project. It is also part of the Repositories and preservation programme and is looking at developing a pilot name authority service.

    http://www.jisc.ac.uk/whatwedo/programmes/programme_rep_pres/shared_services/project_names.aspx#

    Andy

    16 Jan 2008, 09:51


Add a comment

You are not allowed to comment on this entry as it has restricted commenting permissions.

January 2008

Mo Tu We Th Fr Sa Su
Dec |  Today  | Feb
   1 2 3 4 5 6
7 8 9 10 11 12 13
14 15 16 17 18 19 20
21 22 23 24 25 26 27
28 29 30 31         

Visit the WRAP repository

Twitter Feed

Search this blog

Tags

Galleries

Most recent comments

  • @Jackie, thanks! I'm very proud of the team and everything we have achived in the past year. Looking… by Yvonne Budden on this entry
  • That's an impressive amount of full text Yvonne. Congratulations to everyone at Warwick. by Jackie Wickham on this entry
  • In my opinion the DEA is a danger to digital liberties and should be thrown out, period Andy @ Lotto… by Andy on this entry
  • Has anyone tried an assessment using the suggested PIs– including the author of the paper? It seems … by Hannah Payne on this entry
  • Hi Yvonne I came across this article myself recently. And I was wondering how much of an issue this … by Jackie Wickham on this entry

Blog archive

Loading…
Not signed in
Sign in

Powered by BlogBuilder
© MMXXI