Tuesday, February 13, 2007

WorldCat Identities

Thom Hickey at Outgoing describes a new research project at OCLC, WorldCat Identities. Interesting. I searched for Wright, Austin Tappan and got a page showing classification numbers used, works by him, works about him, a time-line of publications, audience level, and related names. Nice summary. Could be used in NACO work.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

On the other hand, the list of works under my name include one for a person whose name resembles a name used on some of my earlier works.

I have emailed them about this, so the error may have been corrected by the time anyone sees this (see Fun puppet skits for schools and libraries / Joanne F. Schroeder).

So it is not entirely reliable.

Another thing: the link to a related name listed for me takes a person to a list of works (by Don Hammill) that does not include the PLLE [test] which I was involved with.

I don't want to pour cold water on this project - just to add the usual cautions that neither people nor computers are ever going to be 100% correct!

Joanna F. Fountain
fountain@thegateway.net