Jim Pitman – Professor of Statistics and Mathematics at University of California, Berkeley and active in the OKFN Working Group on Open Bibliographic Data – published an article “Author Identity and Open Bibliography” in the IMS Bulletin. He gives an overview over developing author identifications services and developments in the field of open bibliographic data and sums it up:
“It remains to be seen what agent or agents will end up providing the best service for individual researchers, departments or universities to display the bibliographic data they generate, and how best such data will be aggregated for search and discovery. But don’t wait for the big publishers and information brokers to monopolize this function.”
Finally, Jim provides some useful tips on how to “push the publishers and subscription services to support open access to your research work and open bibliographic data”. Go here to read the whole post.