[Web4lib] Authors name standardization. Your opinion?

Thomas Krichel krichel at openlib.org
Sat Nov 11 05:45:45 EST 2006

  Tomas Baiget writes

>  Well, this could be a "solution" for Spanish (and Portuguese, I
> guess) speaking countries --although it will be difficult to
> convince some people to follow this rule at the first try-.

  It is quite useless to want to impose rules on the consistency
  of name writing. A consistent rule for all languages would 
  very hard for anyone to remember, and could therefore
  not be adequately implemented. 

  You may want to have a look at the ACIS project 
  http://acis.openlib.org. This builds software to run portals
  where authors can register, and maintain a name variations
  profile. Software is implemented for the RePEc digital
  library at the RePEc author service, see


  Thomas Krichel                             mailto:krichel at openlib.org
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