Researcher profiles and the evolving scholarly record

Via Twitter, I recently came upon an arXiv pre-print looking at the institutional distribution of highly-cited researchers, as identified by Thomson Reuters.  One of the issues the authors raise is the difficulty of disambiguating institutional affiliations, which can be complex (faculty appointment at several institutions, for example) or simply difficult to decode without some local …

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Code4Lib NorCal Hosted by OCLC Research

Yesterday the San Mateo, CA office of OCLC Research hosted the first Code4Lib NorCal regional meetup and mini-conference. About 35 people attended from Stanford, UC Berkeley, CSU Chancellor’s Office, UCSF, CSU San Luis Obispo, CSU Fresno, Sonoma State, San Jose State, and other colleges (no public libraries unfortunately). Code4Lib NorCal joins the growing ranks of regional groups that …

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So who is using linked data? And for what?

Most of us in the library and archives community have been exposed to linked data, and have learned of the potential of linked data applications to make new, valuable uses of existing metadata. We’ve even heard of linked data projects of various sorts. Spurred by the interest of OCLC Research Library Partners Metadata Managers Focus …

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