From Authority Control to Identity Management: Managing?Not Controlling (D2)

Date/Time: Monday, July 17, 2017: 9:45 AM – 10:45 AM
Coordinator/Moderator: Suzanne Graham, University of Georgia
Speakers: Dong Joon Lee, Texas A&M University University Libraries; Erik Radio, University of Arizona Libraries Office of Digital Innovation & Stewardship; Hannah Tarver, University of North Texas Libraries University Libraries Digital Projects Lab

Tracks: Information Technology; Reference, Research & Client Services

People are creating profiles on a variety of platforms (ORCID, Scopus, Hein, LinkedIn, etc.) with associated identification numbers with implications for business intelligence and research. The challenge is to disambiguate people with similar names, a function that has always been at the core of traditional library authority control activities. This session will dive into rapidly evolving identity management protocols, the major players in this area, and librarians’ roles in adapting and supporting these efforts. This program is sponsored by the TS-SIS.

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