[open-bibliography] ORCID SURVEY
kcoyle at kcoyle.net
Tue Oct 12 18:17:19 BST 2010
Quoting Jim Pitman <pitman at stat.Berkeley.EDU>:
let this be a
> distributed system, one node for each ORCID participant, and then
> let these particiants exchange and match data through public
> identity assertions, each
> with an owner (Agent A asserts person A:1234 is sameAs B:3456 ).
> Let the chips fall where they may with regard to the accuracy of the
> It should be fairly easy for interested agents to detect
> inconsistencies and dubious assertions, and suggest corrections.
> This may not be perfect, neither is democracy, but its better than a
Just to reiterate that the bibliographic world is rife with true
unknowns, so any system will have to be able to deal with incomplete
and conflicting data because there is incompleteness and conflict in
the real world that the metadata describes.
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