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ALA Midwinter


PCC Participants Meeting, Sunday January 10, 2016, 4:30 PM - 5:30 PM

Location: Boston Convention & Exhibition Center 107AB


Kate Harcourt will give an update on PCC's Vision, Mission and Strategic Directions Report, 2015-2017 and provide background on updates made to this living document.  This will be followed by a panel discussion focusing on Strategic Direction 3.4:


“SD3:  Provide leadership for the shift in authority control from an approach primarily based on creating text strings to one focused on managing identities and entities” with SD 3.4 being, specifically, “Investigate options and develop a plan to expand community participation in the creation of identifiers and authority data.”


Michelle Durocher, Head of Metadata Management/Metadata Creation for Harvard Library, will describe early experimentation underway at Harvard Library to reimagine local authority work as identity management, with unique identifiers shared globally through ISNI.  She will be joined by Harvard colleagues in a panel discussion exploring the need for identifiers in a variety of use cases. The group will discuss ideas coming out of their internal exploration of developing a NACO Lite proposal and how those ideas focused onto the need to expand participation in the PCC. Expansion may be achieved by opening a pathway for sharing identity management activities and local authority work not presently meeting the threshold for sharing through the PCC.


Forwarded on behalf of the PCC by

Les Hawkins

CONSER Coordinator

Library of Congress

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