Texas A&M Libraries needs to increase the impact of scholarly works published by its community members. In order to increase TAMU scholarship’s global impact, OSC provides various tools, services, trainings, and workshops to promote online scholarly identity, open access, research collaboration, and new forms of digital scholarship. Greater access to scholarly works and data, however, is enabled not just by appropriate services, tools, and policies, but also by effective identification mechanisms. Identifiers are important types of metadata that traditionally have been used for entity identification, linking, and referencing in various domains. OAKTrust currently uses NetIDs as its user identifiers. NetIDs support most of the local needs we have within DAMS; however, the boundary of scholarly works continuously expands and becomes blurrier with the use of increasingly diverse media. Also, the rise in multi-disciplinary studies and global collaborative projects requires our DAMS users to employ global identification systems.
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