Thomas Krichel writes
> The RePEc Author service (created by yours truly in the late 90s)
> was the first author claiming service. Its data is freely available,
> bar email addresses.
Actually DBLP can also be of interest to you. The site has identified
authors. I presume they are done by Michael Ley himself. Unforturnately
I have not seen that data in the DBLP XML dump, so you would have
to crawl the web site.
But between these two sets, you sholud have enough for months of
Thomas Krichel http://openlib.org/home/krichel