September 25, 2021

Article: “How Should Catalogers Provide Authority Control for Journal Article Authors? Name Identifiers in the Linked Data World”

The following full text article was recently published in Cataloging & Classification Quarterly (Vol. 54, No.8).  We are sharing a link to the accepted for publication version that was deposited in e-lis by the author.

Title

How Should Catalogers Provide Authority Control for Journal Article Authors? Name Identifiers in the Linked Data World

Author

Jane Sandberg
Linn-Brenton Community College

Source

e-lis

Abstract

This article suggests that catalogers can provide authority control to authors of journal articles by linking to external international authority databases. It explores the representation of article authors from three disciplines in four databases: International Standard Name Identifier (ISNI), Open Researcher and Contributor ID (ORCID), Scopus, and Virtual International Authority File (VIAF). VIAF and Scopus are particularly promising databases for journal author names, but we believe that a combination of several name databases holds more promise than relying on a single database. We provide examples of RDF links between bibliographic description and author identifiers, including a partial BIBFRAME 2.0 description.

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About Gary Price

Gary Price (gprice@mediasourceinc.com) is a librarian, writer, consultant, and frequent conference speaker based in the Washington D.C. metro area. Before launching INFOdocket, Price and Shirl Kennedy were the founders and senior editors at ResourceShelf and DocuTicker for 10 years. From 2006-2009 he was Director of Online Information Services at Ask.com, and is currently a contributing editor at Search Engine Land.

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