ORDID and ResearcherID and Scopus, oh my!
It is just me, or are there an increasing number of unique identifiers popping up in Library Land? A person can now be identified with any one of a number of URIs such as:
* ORCID - http://orcid.org/0000-0002-9952-7800
* ResearcherID - http://www.researcherid.com/rid/F-2062-2014
* Scopus - http://www.scopus.com/authid/detail.url?authorId=25944695600
* VIAF - http://viaf.org/viaf/26290254
* LC - http://id.loc.gov/authorities/names/n94036700
* ISNI - http://isni.org/isni/0000000035290715
At least these identifiers are (for the most part) “cool”.
I have a new-to-me hammer, and these identifiers can play a nice role in linked data. For example:
@prefix dc: <http://purl.org/dc/elements/1.1/> .
How have any of y’all used theses sorts of identifiers, and what problems do you think you will be able to solve by doing so? For example, I know of a couple of instances where these sort of identifiers are being put into MARC records.