[Web4lib] Authors name standardization. Your opinion?
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
skype id: thomaskrichel
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