WHAT’S IN A NAME? ANNE WELSH LECTURER IN LIBRARY & INFORMATION STUDIES,  UNIVERSITY COLLEGE LONDON
Vanitas Vanitatem Mary Madden.  Digital footprints: identity, search, social networking.  Pew Internet & American Life Pro...
Who Am I?
Who Am I?
Who Am I?
Favourite Alter-egos [I am not an American hairdresser] http://www.annewelshsalon.com/
Favourite Alter-egos [I am not a pediatric MD] http://www.ucomparehealthcare.com/drs/washington/pediatrics/Welsh_Anne.html
Favourite Alter-egos [I am not an ASBO caseworker] http://www.lostamigos.net/logon/userDetails.asp?name=Anne+Welsh&user_id...
Favourite Alter-egos [I was not born in 1548] http://records.ancestry.com/Anne%20Welsh_records.ashx?pid=10234180
Who Am I? [Not quite as pretty as this girl] [Nor as pirate as this one]
“ My” composite persona Personas: an art installation,  http://personas.media.mit.edu/personasWeb.html
This is me
A rough guide to those who have found me http://twittersheep.com/
“ Raindrops on roses …” (a few of my most find-worthy things)
Split personality? (E-LIS browse search by author) It’s as if this article were never written
But enough about me … John H. Bowman, author of the cataloguing textbook  par excellence.
Clicking on “John H. Bowman” John H. Bowman, taxation expert??? What’s happened here?
Clicking on “Bowman, J.H.” in a standard library OPAC
Google Scholar Ophthalmologist Taxation and property expert Chemist? Inventor? CATALOGUER Inventor
Organisational names
“ Name Authority” <ul><li>Not a term users would use </li></ul><ul><li>“ I can’t find the right Joe Bloggs.” </li></ul><ul...
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What's in a name?

  1. 1. WHAT’S IN A NAME? ANNE WELSH LECTURER IN LIBRARY & INFORMATION STUDIES, UNIVERSITY COLLEGE LONDON
  2. 2. Vanitas Vanitatem Mary Madden. Digital footprints: identity, search, social networking. Pew Internet & American Life Project, 2008. http://www.pewinternet.org/Presentations/2008/Digital-Footprints.aspx
  3. 3. Who Am I?
  4. 4. Who Am I?
  5. 5. Who Am I?
  6. 6. Favourite Alter-egos [I am not an American hairdresser] http://www.annewelshsalon.com/
  7. 7. Favourite Alter-egos [I am not a pediatric MD] http://www.ucomparehealthcare.com/drs/washington/pediatrics/Welsh_Anne.html
  8. 8. Favourite Alter-egos [I am not an ASBO caseworker] http://www.lostamigos.net/logon/userDetails.asp?name=Anne+Welsh&user_id=94096
  9. 9. Favourite Alter-egos [I was not born in 1548] http://records.ancestry.com/Anne%20Welsh_records.ashx?pid=10234180
  10. 10. Who Am I? [Not quite as pretty as this girl] [Nor as pirate as this one]
  11. 11. “ My” composite persona Personas: an art installation, http://personas.media.mit.edu/personasWeb.html
  12. 12. This is me
  13. 13. A rough guide to those who have found me http://twittersheep.com/
  14. 14. “ Raindrops on roses …” (a few of my most find-worthy things)
  15. 15. Split personality? (E-LIS browse search by author) It’s as if this article were never written
  16. 16. But enough about me … John H. Bowman, author of the cataloguing textbook par excellence.
  17. 17. Clicking on “John H. Bowman” John H. Bowman, taxation expert??? What’s happened here?
  18. 18. Clicking on “Bowman, J.H.” in a standard library OPAC
  19. 19. Google Scholar Ophthalmologist Taxation and property expert Chemist? Inventor? CATALOGUER Inventor
  20. 20. Organisational names
  21. 21. “ Name Authority” <ul><li>Not a term users would use </li></ul><ul><li>“ I can’t find the right Joe Bloggs.” </li></ul><ul><li>“ I can’t find everything by Jane Smith : she’s been married and divorced twice, I think.” </li></ul><ul><li>“ I want a bibliography of all my publications.” </li></ul><ul><li>“ Why do I have to use different search terms on book and article databases?” </li></ul>
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