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New Technology of Library and Information Service  2008, Vol. 24 Issue (3): 87-94    DOI: 10.11925/infotech.1003-3513.2008.03.16
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Personal Name Identification in the Practice of Digital Repositories
Jingfeng Xia
(Data Library of Rutgers University, Newark, New Jersey, USA)
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 Purpose-To propose improvements to the identification of authors’ names in digital repositories.
Design/methodology/approach-Analysis of current name authorities in digital resources,particularly in digital repositories,and analysis of some features of existing repository application.
Findings-This paper finds that the variations of authors’ names have negatively affected the retrieval capability of digital repositories.Two possible solutions include using composite identifiers that variants of their name, if any, at the time of depositing articles.
Originality/value-This is the first time that the approach of authors self-depositing their name variations is proposed. This approach will be able to reduce confusions in name identification.

Key wordsDigital libraries      Data handling      Control     
Published: 25 March 2008


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