Organization Name Linked Data

Organization Name Linked Data is a published dataset that represents names for journal and e-resource publishers, providers, and vendors managed by NCSU Libraries as linked data.

Overview

The NCSU Organization Name Linked Data (ONLD) is based on the NCSU Organization Name Authority, a tool maintained by the Acquisitions & Discovery department since 2009 to manage the variant forms of name for journal and e-resource publishers, providers, and vendors in E-Matrix, our locally-developed electronic resource management system (ERMS).

NOTE: This was an experimental project and the dataset is not actively maintained.

How We Did It

During the initial development of this dataset, Acquisitions & Discovery staff conducted manual searches of other linked data sets to find matching URIs that could be added as links using the skos:closeMatch property. This was a time-consuming process and we later experimented with various ways of conducting automated searches of other linked data sets for matching URIs. The most effective approach was the LCNAF Named Entity Reconciliation script created by Matt Carruthers at the University of Michigan Library. The ONLD project team modified this script to search for VIAF, LCNAF, ISNI and DBpedia identifiers for the organizations in our dataset.

Below are links to the Organization Name URI Look Up Script and a sample set of organizations to load into OpenRefine as a project. To run the script, navigate to the "Undo / Redo" tab, click on the "Apply" button and paste the script into the text box and click the "Perform Operations" button. Running the script on this list should take approximately 9 minutes.

Team

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    Eric Hanson
    Former Electronic Resources Librarian, Former