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Persisting on names March 21, 2009

Posted by Mia in Repositories.

Echoing some of the sentiments on capturing name data at an early stage for ingest, the Nicnames blog:

If the first repository to generate authority data for a researcher submits it to People Australia, a PID could be assigned for that researcher which other repositories could then use when incorporating the authority data into their own systems. If works (group 1 entities) were also linked to the authority data, then, in principle, it should be possible to easily find all works by that researcher, in whatever repository they happen to reside.

The implications of this logic are that each repository creates authority data for new researchers as they deposit work into the repository.

And as seemlessly as possible. Seems to me to be exactly right.