Evolving landscape in name authority control

  • Niu J
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Abstract

This article presents a conceptual framework for library name authority control, including methods for disambiguating agents that share the same name and for collocating works of agents who use multiple names. It then discusses the identifier solutions tried or proposed in the library community for name authority control, analyzes the various identity management systems emerging outside of the library community, and envisions future trends in name authority control.

Author-supplied keywords

  • Authority control
  • Bibliographic data
  • Catalogers
  • Cataloging
  • Cataloging standards
  • Interoperability

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  • Jinfang Niu

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