VIAF

Virtual International Authority File

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VIAF: The Virtual International Authority File

The VIAF™ (Virtual International Authority File) combines multiple name authority files into a single OCLC-hosted name authority service. The goal of the service is to lower the cost and increase the utility of library authority files by matching and linking widely-used authority files and making that information available on the Web.

 

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The search box at the top of this page searches a merged view of VIAF derived from the name authority and related bibliographic data of the participating libraries.

More information can be found at http://www.oclc.org/viaf/.