Hi, I’m curious about what processes people are using to implement name authority in DSpace.


We plan to use author names from our office directory. However, when a researcher’s bibliographic citations are pulled from databases like Web of Science, there can be a lot of name variation and no identifier linking the variations to the same researcher, much less to our office directory. We’ve compiled a bibliography with hundreds of citations to load.


Barring implementing ORCID (which we are exploring), how does your institution handle this? Right now, it looks like we’ll end up writing a script to find/replace variations with the preferred name from the office directory. This likely still entails a fair amount of time and manual cleanup. Any advice, tips, or even just confirmation that others are taking a similar approach, are appreciated.