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New data from the University of the West of England

Posted in data, EPrints, institutions by Amanda Hill on 21 August, 2012
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Last week new data was added to Names from the Research Repository of the University of the West of England. This repository runs on the EPrints platform and we extracted information from its RDF output as we did for the University of Huddersfield’s repository earlier this year.

With the help of the quality assurance team at the British Library, 786 Names records were either created or enhanced with information from the UWE repository. In many cases for existing records we have been able to add first names where we previously only held initials, for example.

In total there are around 821 individuals with an affiliation to UWE who now have a unique identifier within the Names system.

The next data source we’ll be investigating is the aggregated data in the Institutional Repository Search service – but we’re always keen to work with individual repositories, so if you’d like to get your contributors included in Names, please get in touch.