New Report: "Networking Names"

 
This report identifies the necessary components of a "Cooperative Identities Hub" that would address the problem space in the research community and have the most impact across different target audiences.

The fifteen members of the RLG Partnership Networking Names Advisory Group developed fourteen use case scenarios around academic libraries and scholars, archivists and archival users, and institutional repositories that provide the context in which different communities would benefit from aggregating information about persons and organizations, corporate and government bodies, and familes, and making it available on a network level.

The report summarizes the group's recommendations on the functions and attributes needed to support the use case scenarios.

More Information

Networking Names report (.pdf: 135K/25 pp.)
www.oclc.org/research/publications/library/2009/2009-05.pdf

Prototype a Cooperative Identities Hub project
www.oclc.org/research/activities/idresource/default.htm

Networking Names Advisory Group
www.oclc.org/research/activities/idresource/default.htm

For more information:

Karen Smith-Yoshimura
Program Officer
OCLC Research
karen_smith-yoshmura@oclc.org
+1-650-287-2141

Melissa Renspie
Senior Communications Officer
OCLC Research
melissa_renspie@oclc.org
+1-614-761-5231

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