Names Project
Amanda Hill & Dan Needham
JISC Conference, 2010
http://separatedbyacommonlanguage.blogspot.com/2009/08/initials-and-names.html
Background
 Repositories Programme
 People depositing copies of their
papers, learning materials, slides in
institu...
What?
 Names of people involved in creating
materials
 Names of institutions and (perhaps)
departments
...
Need to connect different forms of
names
 Murphy, M. L.
 Lynne Murphy And these
...
Retrieval
 Users/administrators/funders may want to
find all articles by a particular individual
 Difficult if the...
Disambiguation
 Need to retrieve only those materials
deposited by that particular individual
 With common names, the...
What is the Names Project?
 A JISC-funded Mimas project in collaboration with the British
Library
 Phase 1 (July 2007 – ...
Millions of
names of Only
active initials, not full
researchers ...
Process
 Use Zetoc to pre-populate the Names
system
 Identify unique individuals and assign
identifiers
 Enha...
Names Phase One Activities
 Establish requirements
 Determine data structure
 Map to existing name-related standar...
Current phase
 Testing matching algorithms
 Reviewing data structure
 Updating data mappings for revised and
new sta...
Demo
 http://names.mimas.ac.uk/individual/1
 http://names.mimas.ac.uk/script-test-two/
JISC Co...
JISC Conference, 2010
JISC Conference, 2010
JISC Conference, 2010
RDF version of record
JISC Conference, 2010
JISC Conference, 2010
Longer term
 Allow researchers to edit their own
information (e.g. to specify a preferred
form of name)
 Arrange ...
Broader context
 Lots of activity in this area right now
 ORCID (Open Researcher Contributor Identifier)
 VIA...
Project updates
 Names website: http://names.mimas.ac.uk
 Project blog:
http://namesproject.wordpress.com
 Twitte...
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Names project update

An update on the JISC-funded Names Project, prepared for the JISC Conference in London, April 2010.
Published on: Mar 3, 2016
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  • 1. Names Project Amanda Hill & Dan Needham JISC Conference, 2010
  • 2. http://separatedbyacommonlanguage.blogspot.com/2009/08/initials-and-names.html
  • 3. Background  Repositories Programme  People depositing copies of their papers, learning materials, slides in institutional and subject-based digital repositories  Need to add name (and other) data to the digital object for information retrieval JISC Conference, 2010
  • 4. What?  Names of people involved in creating materials  Names of institutions and (perhaps) departments JISC Conference, 2010
  • 5. Need to connect different forms of names  Murphy, M. L.  Lynne Murphy And these  M. L. Murphy are all spelt  M. Lynne Murphy correctly!  Murphy, M. Lynne  M. Lynne Murphy  Murphy, Mary Lynne  Murphy, Lynne JISC Conference, 2010
  • 6. Retrieval  Users/administrators/funders may want to find all articles by a particular individual  Difficult if the name has been entered in a variety of ways JISC Conference, 2010
  • 7. Disambiguation  Need to retrieve only those materials deposited by that particular individual  With common names, there will be many matches – loss of precision  Need to be able to uniquely identify individuals  Ideally using principles of Linked Data JISC Conference, 2010
  • 8. What is the Names Project?  A JISC-funded Mimas project in collaboration with the British Library  Phase 1 (July 2007 – February 2009):  Investigated the potential and requirements for a Name Authority Service  A prototype was developed with test set of data Phase 2: (March 2009 – February 2011): Expand prototype into pilot system Look at future options as a service JISC Conference, 2010
  • 9. Millions of names of Only active initials, not full researchers Mimas British forenames  Library JISC Conference, 2010
  • 10. Process  Use Zetoc to pre-populate the Names system  Identify unique individuals and assign identifiers  Enhance data with information from other sources  e.g. UKPMC grantees database JISC Conference, 2010
  • 11. Names Phase One Activities  Establish requirements  Determine data structure  Map to existing name-related standards (e.g. MARC, EAC-CPF, CERIF, FOAF) JISC Conference, 2010
  • 12. Current phase  Testing matching algorithms  Reviewing data structure  Updating data mappings for revised and new standards  Collaborating with potential data providers and Names users JISC Conference, 2010
  • 13. Demo  http://names.mimas.ac.uk/individual/1  http://names.mimas.ac.uk/script-test-two/ JISC Conference, 2010
  • 14. JISC Conference, 2010
  • 15. JISC Conference, 2010
  • 16. JISC Conference, 2010
  • 17. RDF version of record JISC Conference, 2010
  • 18. JISC Conference, 2010
  • 19. Longer term  Allow researchers to edit their own information (e.g. to specify a preferred form of name)  Arrange for upload of information from  universities  repositories  funding bodies JISC Conference, 2010
  • 20. Broader context  Lots of activity in this area right now  ORCID (Open Researcher Contributor Identifier)  VIAF (OCLC)  ISNI (International Standard Name Identifier)  Various national initiatives in other countries  Netherlands  Australia  Poland/Spain (under consideration)  Will be a while before a clear picture emerges JISC Conference, 2010
  • 21. Project updates  Names website: http://names.mimas.ac.uk  Project blog: http://namesproject.wordpress.com  Twitter: @NamesProject JISC Conference, 2010

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