HAMR: Human/Authority Metadata Reconciliation

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HAMR: Human/Authority Metadata Reconciliation

Sean Chen, Tim Donohue, Joshua Gomez, Ranti Junus, Ryan Scherle

A tool for a curator to determine whether the various fields of a metadata record are correct. Takes a metadata record, locates any identifiers (e.g., DOI, PMID). Retrieves a copy of the metadata record from an authoritative source (e.g., CrossRef, PubMed). Displays a human-readable page that compares fields in the initial record with fields in the authoritative record. Each field is color-coded based on how well it matches, so the curator can quickly identify discrepancies.


  • Dublin core (maybe qualified)
  • framework that allows multiple authority sources
  • NOT focusing on author names, except the fact that they are strings, and we'll do basic string matching

Possible authority sources: