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Data Analysis report and mappings

Posted in reports by Amanda Hill on 8 April, 2008

One of the main deliverables for the first phase of the Names project was a report on the data requirements for the prototype that is now under development. This involved creating mappings from a variety of name authority standards to a data structure based on the entities defined by the Functional Requirements for Authority Data. The work was undertaken by Alan Danskin at the British Library and the report and the FRAD mappings are now available from the Names project’s documents page. The standards that were mapped were:

  • International Standard for Archival Authority Records: Corporate and Family Names (ISAAR-CPF)
  • MARC 21 Format for Authority Data
  • Scholarly Works Application Profile (SWAP)
  • UK PubMed Central’s grantee database (National Library of Medicine DTD)
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  1. Judith said, on 8 August, 2008 at 8:16 am

    Two other standards that might be relevant to this project are the EAC (Encoded Archival Context), which was selected by the People Australia Project as their data schema; and ISO 2146 – Registry Services for Libraries and Related Organizations. This is about to go to DIS ballot and is a framework standard for describing activites, parties, collections and services.

  2. Amanda said, on 8 August, 2008 at 9:55 pm

    Hi Judith

    The ISAAR-CPF mapping does include EAC tags. Will have to look more closely at the ISO 2146 standard – thanks for alerting us.


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