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Wikipedia to add VIAF Identifiers

This is a very welcome development in the gradual convergence of biography, factual biography and bioliography CNI has been seeking to encourage. I have not seen much about this work; basically, linkages will be built between the biographical entries in Wikipedia and the VIAF author name authority files.

See

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wikipedia:Authority_control_integration_proposal/RFC

My thanks to Peter Brantley for the pointer to this work.

Clifford Lynch
Director, CNI

Last updated:  Thursday, May 2nd, 2013