Collecting and Controlling Distributed Research Information by Linking to External Authority Data - A Case Study

  • Atif LatifEmail author
  • Timo Borst
  • Klaus Tochtermann
Conference paper
Part of the Communications in Computer and Information Science book series (CCIS, volume 988)


With respect to the world wide web, scientific information has become distributed and often redundantly held on different server locations. The vision of a current research information system (CRIS) as an environment for constant monitoring and tracking of a researcher’s output has become vivid, but still fighting with issues like legacy information and institutional repository structures to be established yet. We therefore suggest to gather those scattered research information through identifying its authors by means of authority data already associated with them. We introduce author pages as a proof-of-concept application collecting research information not only from a local source such as an institutional repository, but also from other external bibliographic sources.


Digital library Research information Authority data Linked open data 


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.ZBW - Leibniz Information Center for EconomicsKielGermany

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