Welcome to the blog of the ARROW NicNames Project. NicNames can be read as 'Names in Context' and refers to the purpose of the project, which is 'to provide a means to more effectively manage author names in institutional repositories'.
A draft project plan has been developed and comments are sought from anyone with an interest in this area, but particularly from members of the ARROW community.
At this stage the project is in the process of starting up and should be fully underway by about the middle of November (2008), so we would be intending to finalise the plan before then.
The intention is to at least publish monthly reports through this blog, but team members will also blog about anything they find interesting as the project proceeds.