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ERIC Number: EJ901965
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2006
Pages: 12
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 0
ISSN: ISSN-0033-0337
Personal Name Identification in the Practice of Digital Repositories
Xia, Jingfeng
Program: Electronic Library and Information Systems, v40 n3 p256-267 2006
Purpose: To propose improvements to the identification of authors' names in digital repositories. Design/methodology/approach: Analysis of current name authorities in digital resources, particularly in digital repositories, and analysis of some features of existing repository applications. Findings: This paper finds that the variations of authors' names have negatively affected the retrieval capability of digital repositories. Two possible solutions include using composite identifiers that combine author name, publication date, and author affiliation, and also asking authors to input the variants of their name, if any, at the time of depositing articles. Originality/value: This is the first time that the approach of authors self-depositing their name variations is proposed. This approach will be able to reduce confusions in name identification.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
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Language: English
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