There's been some talk around here at OCLC about doing something about
this, especially to identify database-collections, which seem to be
entities people worry about too.


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From: Code for Libraries [mailto:[log in to unmask]] On Behalf Of
Ross Singer
Sent: Friday, March 04, 2005 8:45 AM
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Subject: [CODE4LIB] Authority Control for Databases

Is anybody aware of any type of standard identifier for databases?  Or
any movement to create one?

Matching on name seems very backwards.

If there's not a group trying to create said authority, how could
something like that be started?  Would anybody else see value in this?