Identity and Access Management for Libraries

Qiang Jin, Deren Kudeki

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Linked open data will cause libraries to transition from authority control creating text strings to identity and access management using identifiers to select a single identity. The key step for libraries moving into linked open data for identity and access management is to correct thousands of incorrect names and subject access points in our online catalogs. This article describes a case study of the process of cleaning up unauthorized access points for personal and corporate names in the University of Illinois Library online catalog. This article is meant to help readers from other libraries prepare for linked open data environment.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)44-60
Number of pages17
JournalTechnical Services Quarterly
Issue number1
StatePublished - Jan 2 2019


  • Authority maintenance
  • controlled vocabularies
  • identity and access management
  • linked open data

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Computer Science Applications
  • Library and Information Sciences


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