VIAFVirtual International Authority File
VIAFVirtual Italian Air Force
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Very likely, had data from WorldCat, VIAF, and Discogs been available as linked data for machines to make inferences beyond the known, and somewhat incorrect, information.
He also spoke about the VIAF and OCLC working collaboratively with the Library of Congress, Bibliotheque nationale de France (the National Library of France) and Deutsche Nationalbibliothek (the National Library of Germany) to create links between authority files from around the world.
Auto-complete or "did you mean" features are useful, particularly when based on database contents or rich, authoritative sources of alternate name and title data such as the Library of Congress/NACO Authority File (LC/NAF) or the Virtual International Authority File (VIAF).
For the first two speakers, four questions were raised: about the graphics of the PowerPoint slides shown, which indicated the relative sizes of the datasets rather than absolute numbers of works; about the role of the Name Authority Cooperative Program (NACO) and the use of VIAF codes, the latter being added to all name authority records created in the project; about medium of performance information and Library of Congress Classification classes, which are not to be added owing to the limited time allocated to the project; and about loading the data into RISM, which will be accomplished at a later stage.
Virtual International Authority File (VIAF) numbers are now a required datum for editorial verification of a person's identity in RILM.
The Virtual International Authority File (VIAF) is a project hosted and implemented by the Online Computer Library Center (OCLC).
How much British library databases and VIAF linked authority records may solve the need for Krummel's "directory" in years to come remains to be seen, as well as the whole concept of bibliography in toto.
Among topics discussed were: RDA--a new cataloguing standard, using VIAF (Virtual International Authority File) in cataloguing music, and rules fro creating genre/ form subject headings for music.