Call for Comments: OCLC report “Registering Researchers in Authority Files”

At the CNI Spring Member Meeting earlier this week, Karen Smith-Yoshimura from OCLC and Micah Altman from MIT gave a wonderful presentation of the work of the OCLC Registering Researchers Task Group (see http://www.oclc.org/research/activities/registering-researchers.html ). We should have the materials from their talk available soon, along with other sessions from the Spring meeting.

As part of this presentation, Karen drew attention to a very recently released draft report for comment from this group, which I wanted to highlight for the CNI community, since it is integral to the issues involved in the CNI focus on network-based factual biography. The direct URL for the report is


see also


for some additional background.

Karen is looking for comments by April 30.

Clifford Lynch
Director, CNI

Last updated:  Thursday, April 3rd, 2014