(18 March 2015, Oxford, UK and Cambridge, UK) Cambridge University Press (CUP) announced today that it has adopted the OrgRef dataset to help clean and de-duplicate its customer data. OrgRef is a free and open dataset which has been created by DataSalon for the benefit of the scholarly publishing community.
OrgRef shares structured information about organizations from Wikipedia and other open resources, and aims to cover the most important academic and research organizations worldwide. It offers an attractive solution for CUP for several different reasons: it helps to improve the quality of CUP’s own customer data; it helps to support better business insights; and it helps to identify potential new customers.
The dataset is free to download under the same terms as Wikipedia, and incorporates standard identifiers from ISNI and VIAF wherever possible.
Further details are in the announcement.