On 1/23/15 4:18 PM, Mark Baker wrote:
but beyond that you would still need a way toThat does seem a valuable path forward. Pull requests gratefully
>determine which of the many "Ken Smith"s to use, if any. Some smarts are
>needed to, for example, check that the dates are possible, that the domain
>is similar, and so forth to rank them appropriately. Then it would need to
>present the known information about the people to the cataloguer so they can
>select one, or create a new entry.
accepted (or fork away!)
Wish I could fork, but ...
author names alone are pretty much useless . There's no reason why additional information can't be provided to give the cataloger some grounds for selection.  And we should be doing the same for users.