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.
How Should Catalogers Provide Authority Control for Journal Article Authors? Name Identifiers in the Linked Data World
Linn-Brenton Community College
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 (email@example.com) is a librarian, writer, consultant, and frequent conference speaker based in the Washington D.C. metro area. He earned his MLIS degree from Wayne State University in Detroit. Price has won several awards including the SLA Innovations in Technology Award and Alumnus of the Year from the Wayne St. University Library and Information Science Program. From 2006-2009 he was Director of Online Information Services at Ask.com.