The Names Project is represented on the NISO I2 group that is looking into the requirements for unique identifiers for organisations. There is a subset of this group which is focusing on the needs of digital repositories and this group is currently asking repository managers and other interested parties to complete a questionnaire about current and future practice in repositories in relation to uniquely identifying organisations and their constituent parts.
If you are interested in this area, please take the survey.
Dan Needham is now sharing updates about his work developing the Names prototype on Twitter.
Dan Needham, the developer working on the Names Project, attended the Web Services and Repositories workshop that was organised by the EThOS project and held at the British Library on 2nd June.
He gave a presentation [PowerPoint format, 205KB] on the project and the aims behind the web services for the Names prototype that he’s been working on and recently testing with colleagues from Cranfield University.
UPDATE: the audio from Dan’s presentation and all the other materials from the day are now available on the EThoS site.