feature request #6942
Authors in EDIT - How to handle IPNI additional author data
State of the art (EDITor)
Title Cache - Metzeltin, D.M.
Abbrev. Title - Metzeltin [Comment: better Name]
Firstname - Ditmar
Initials - D.M.
Lastname - Metzeltin
PhycoBank will compare PhycoBank author information with IPNI author information (http://www.ipni.org/ipni/authorsearchpage.do):
For many authors IPNI has entries under an IPNI-ID, including a standard abbreviation, life span or fl.=flowerish date, Alternative Name (such as Boye-Petersen, Boye Petersen), Information Source (such as "R.Jahn (B)." OR "CMI, Berkeley Algal list"), Country [Comment: Country related to the working place of the author such as L.=Sweden], Name Notes (such as "later Cleve-Euler, A." for A.Cleve), Example of Name Published.
These data are from IPNI. For the “master” entry of an author additional information within the EDIT database might be useful. These additional data could be imported into a notes field or into a structure to be implemented into EDIT.
Necessary for PhycoBank: possibility to enter life span data (possible according to model) and fl. Date (new).
Necessary for PhycoBank: Track IPNI-ID (in a way which is easy-to-use): should be possible
Which projects (beside PhycoBank) need more author information?
It was agreed that we will not synchronize EDIT-authors and IPNI-authors. The question is how much additional information is needed/is useful in EDIT.
In PhycoBank we have to construct new standard entries for algal names authors not in IPNI yet and we plan to deliver them to IPNI. To achive this, additional data could be stored in EDIT (Extension necessary) or in another data structure (not easy to handle).