An Analysis of Identifier Use in SHARE

Cynthia Hudson-Vitale, Heather Moulaison Sandy

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SHARE, an open metadata aggregator for scholarly content launched in 2013, provides access to dispersed scholarly content through a powerful application programming interface and set of tools for research discovery and analytics. Metadata is crucial for retrieval in systems like SHARE. The use of unique identifiers promotes the disambiguation of people, places, and objects and the linking of related information in aggregated systems. Yet, identifiers have not been uniformly adopted by organizations and institutions worldwide. This column seeks to identify and explore the extent of identifier use in the SHARE catalog.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)297-303
Number of pages7
JournalInternational Information and Library Review
Issue number4
StatePublished - Oct 2 2017

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Library and Information Sciences


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