May 19, 2022

Video: Integrating Researcher Identifiers Into University And Library Systems (Conference Presentation)

Here’s a just released video from the CNI Spring 2014 Membership Meeting. We’re also embedding the slide deck.

The video is a recording of a presentation by:

Micah Altman
Director of Research
Massachusetts Institute of Technology

Karen Smith-Yoshimura
Program Officer
OCLC Research

A number of approaches to providing authoritative researcher identifiers have emerged, but they tend to be limited by discipline, affiliation or publisher. This talk provides an overview of an OCLC Research task group’s analysis of a complex ecosystem of systems and institutions that provide, aggregate and use researcher and name authorities: researcher identifier systems. The presentation reflects on the state of the practice and on the remaining challenges to the integration of researcher identifiers into the systems and practices of libraries, universities, funders, and publishers.

About Gary Price

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