IN2N: Cross-institutional Authority Collaboration

Alexander Haffner


The paper describes the efforts taking place in the Cross-institutional Authority
Collaboration (Institutionen├╝bergreifende Integration von Normdaten, IN2N) project. This pilot project,
executed in cooperation of the German National Library and the German Film Institute, aims to establish
new collaboration models to improve cross-domain authority maintenance. The paper outlines applied
strategies for making a shared infrastructure available as well as workflows for exchanging data about
persons; interface enhancements to benefit from innovative web approaches; and cross-institutional
data search and representation solutions. Furthermore, we discuss specific boundary conditions for
an interoperable cataloguing environment.