Addressing the Challenges with Organizational Identifiers and ISNI
View this webinar to learn about highlights from the report Addressing the Challenges with Organizational Identifiers and ISNI including a new modeling of organizations that others can adapt for their own uses and a case study at UNSW Australia.
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Identifying and tracking organizational affiliations of the creators of works can be challenging, as organizations may be known by a variety of names and may have schools or research centers well-known on their own. An organizational identifier— a unique, persistent and public URI associated with the organization that is resolvable globally over networks via specific protocols—provides the means to both find and identify an organization accurately and to define the relationships among its sub-units and with other organizations.
For the past eighteen months the 16-member OCLC Research Representing Organizations in ISNI Task Group has been collaborating on documenting these challenges, use cases, and scenarios where the International Standard Name Identifier (ISNI) can be used to disambiguate organizations, including real-world examples. In this webinar, five task group members will present highlights from the soon-to-be-published report, including a new modeling of organizations that others can adapt for their own uses and a case study at UNSW Australia, which became an ISNI member in 2015 and has worked to optimize representation of its organization in the ISNI database.
Presenters from the Representing Organizations in ISNI Task Group
- Karen Smith-Yoshimura, Senior Program Officer, OCLC Research
- Jing Wang, System Integration Engineer, Johns Hopkins University
- Janifer Gatenby, Research Scientist, OCLC Leiden
- Stephen Hearn, Metadata Strategist, University of Minnesota
- Kate Byrne, Manager of Research Reporting, UNSW Australia
This webinar will be of interest to academic administrators eager to more accurately aggregate the scholarly output of their institutions; to linked data implementers who need to represent relationships between and among organizational entities; and to all librarians who have had to associate a work’s creator with an institutional affiliation.
09 May 2016
3:30 PM – 5:00 PM
Eastern Daylight Time, North America [UTC -4]
Online via WebEx