We will continue exploration of the potential future convergence, or at least linkage, between identities as established by campus-based identity management systems on one hand, and personal names as used in the context of scholarly communication, citation, and bibliographic control name authority on the other. Historically, these worlds have been almost completely separate and highly insular, but the emergence of sophisticated author rights retention strategies, institutional and disciplinary repositories, advanced bibliometrics and webmetrics, and directories and social discovery systems in academic settings, are clearly bringing them into closer alignment. Connections to public history, genealogy, and prosopography or large-scale biography are also fast emerging, essentially recognizing potential continuity between forward-looking infrastructure and historical documentation. Numerous systems and initiatives that are relevant to parts of this program, such as ORCID, VIVO, and new developments within Web of Science, Microsoft Academic Search, Google Scholar and other platforms are making this a very dynamic area.
The Coming Convergence Of Identity Management, Biography, Bibliography and Social Discovery