Project Status: January - July 2010
The aim of the WattNames project is to trial an institutional identity resolver based on URIs to enable the production of reliable and unambiguous identification of researchers from Heriot-Watt University. The URIs will be public and resolve to provide information suitable for a restful API, which will be used to expose researchers' metadata using a range of XML exchange formats including the record format used and recommended by the Names Project. To minimise data protection concerns, the information presented through this interface will not include any data that is not currently accessible through human-facing web interfaces.
My duties for the WattNames project will include: