We developed this service so that remotely located systems -- institutional repository software, for example (DSpace, ePrints UK, CONTENTdm, eprints.org, Fedora) -- can offer authority control without having to build full authority control modules. Without this service DSpace does not know, for example, that Mark Twain and Samuel Clemens are the same man; nor does it distinguish well between two authors with the same name. With the OCLC Research name authority service, people entering metadata for preprints can make sure the author names are consistent and well-formed.Names
Wednesday, May 17, 2006
OCLC has a name authority service using the LC NAF. They have recently improved the matching algorithm.
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