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Scope & Objectives

This working group focuses on best practices in support of authorities that want to share their metadata as linked data.  In this charter, the group will explore and make recommendations for change management of authoritative data.  We will define the common types of changes, determine the format for conveying changes to downstream consumers, and specify tooling options for publishing changes that allow for cached data to be synced and updated.  This work is specifically looking to provide recommendations that allow for the creation of a common toolset that works across authorities supported by different institutions.

This group should be comprised of a balance of members from multiple authority providers, authority consumers, and tool developers.  Members need to be able to commit to the following deliverables and timeframe.

Deliverables & Timeframe

Anticipated deliverables will include:

The group will begin meeting in late spring 2021 (approximately mid April or early May).  The group will meet for 1 hour every other week and its sunset date will be approximately 4 months after the start date.  If more time is required, a new working group charter will be created.

Meeting Times & Communication Channels

Slack channel:  authority_api_wg


Topic: Change Management for Authoritative Data (wg)
Time: This is a recurring meeting every other Monday at 9am PT, 12pm ET, 6pm CEST beginning May 10, 2021.

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Roles are defined as:

There is recognition that individuals may serve in more than one of these roles.


Facilitator : E. Lynette Rayle (Cornell University)  

  1. David Eichmann  (University of Iowa)
  2. Christine Fernsebner Eslao  (Harvard University)
  3. Nancy Fallgren  (MeSH - NLM)
  4. Steven Folsom  (Cornell University)
  5. Kevin Ford (Library of Congress)
  6. John Graybeal  (MeSH - BioPortal)
  7. Jim Hahn (University of Pennsylvania)
  8. Kirk Hess (OCLC)
  9. Jesse Lambertson (University of Chicago)
  10. Anna Lionetti  (ShareVDE)
  11. Alessandra Moi (ShareVDE)
  12. Tiziana Possemato  (ShareVDE)
  13. Erik Radio  (University of Colorado, ShareVDE Authority/Identity Management)
  14. Lynn Ransom (University of Pennsylvanian)
  15. Greg Reeve (Brigham Young University)
  16. Amanda Sprochi (University of Missouri, NACO)
  17. Vitus Tang (Stanford University)
  18. Emma Thomson (University of Pennsylvanian)