May 28, 2022

Videos: Learn About the Link-o-matic & Author Names Project at the Harvard Library Lab

UPDATE November 25 Harvard Library Lab Celebrates Projects and People at Program’s Close (via Harvard Library)

Links to videos showcasing HLL work follow below.


We’re longtime admirers of the interesting and impressive work they do at the Harvard Library Lab.

We’ve posted about what they’re up to a number of times on infoDOCKET. In fact, one of our most popular posts was back back on February 28, 2013 when we shared links to a number of project overview videos.

The Harvard Library Lab website is home to videos about all 57 projects along with reports and other materials. Be prepared to spend some time here.

The other day two more project videos were made available. They’re embedded below and available on the HLL web site.


Automates the process of linking digital resources in Harvard’s Digital Repository System with their associated metadata in discovery systems such as HOLLIS and OASIS.

Link-o-matic Reports

Author Names Project

A project to identify use cases where existing metadata streams external to the library can be integrated with library authority control systems and pilot a way to integrate them.

Author Names Project Reports

Btw, all of the HLL videos are also accessible via a YouTube playlist.

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