Author identifier analysis: Name authority control in two institutional repositories

Date
2018-11-05
Authors
Morgan, Marina
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International Conference on Dublin Core and Metadata Applications
Abstract
The aim of this poster is to analyze name authority control in two institutional repositories to determine the extent to which faculty researchers are represented in researcher identifier databases. A purposive sample of 50 faculty authors from Florida Southern College (FSC) and Ryerson University (RU) were compared against five different authority databases: Library of Congress Name Authority File (LCNAF), Scopus, Open Researcher and Contributor ID (ORCID), Virtual International Authority File (VIAF), and International Standard Name Identifier (ISNI). We first analyzed the results locally, then compared them between the two institutions. The findings show that while LCNAF and Scopus results are comparable between the two institutions, the difference in the ORCID, VIAF, and ISNI are considerable. Additionally, the results show that the majority of authors at each institution are represented in two or three external databases. This has implications for enhancing local authority data by linking to external identifier authority data to augment institutional repository metadata.
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Keywords
Name authority records (Information retrieval), Authority files (Information retrieval), Metadata
Citation
Morgan, M., & Eichenlaub, N. (2018). Author Identifier Analysis: Name Authority Control in Two Institutional Repositories. International Conference on Dublin Core and Metadata Applications, 113–116. Retrieved from https://dcpapers.dublincore.org/pubs/article/view/3970
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