VIAF

Virtual International Authority File

Data Source

http://viaf.org/viaf/data

Data Source Description

dcterms:title
VIAF (Virtual International Authority File)
dcterms:description
VIAF (Virtual International Autority File) is an OCLC service -- built in cooperation with national libraries and other partners -- that virtually combines multiple LAM (Library Archives Museum) name authority files into a single name authority service.

Data Source Publisher

dcterms:publisher
http://viaf.org/viaf/156508705

Data Source License

dcterms:license
http://opendatacommons.org/licenses/by/1.0/
cc:attributionName
VIAF (Virtual International Authority File)
cc:attributionURL
http://viaf.org/
cc:useGuidelines
http://viaf.org/viaf/data/#norms

Use of VIAF URIs:

  • To facilitate interoperability, OCLC strongly encourages the use of VIAF URI's in all appropriate circumstances. The canonical structure of a VIAF URI is http://viaf.org/viaf/[numerical value] (Example: http://viaf.org/viaf/49224511)

Compliance with Section 4.3 of the ODC Attribution License

  • Adherence to ODC Attribution instructions for the correct assertion of attribution is encouraged. The preferred form of attribution for VIAF is:
    "This [title of report or article or dataset] contains information from VIAF (Virtual International Authority File) which is made available under the ODC Attribution License."
  • Special cases: In circumstances where providing the full attribution statement above is not technically feasible, the use of canonical VIAF URIs is adequate to satisfy Section 4.3 of the ODC Attribution License.
cc:morePermissions
viaf@oclc.org

Files Available

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http://viaf.org/viaf/data/viaf-20140311-links.txt.gz

File Details

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This is a text file showing the correspondence between source IDs in clusters, including external links such as Wikipedia
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http://viaf.org/viaf/data/viaf-20140311-clusters.xml.gz

File Details

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This file contains one 'native' XML record per line for each VIAF cluster
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http://viaf.org/viaf/data/viaf-20140311-clusters-rdf.xml.gz

File Details

rdfs:comment
This file contains one RDF record per line for each VIAF cluster
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http://viaf.org/viaf/data/viaf-20140311-clusters-rdf.nt.gz

File Details

rdfs:comment
This file contains one RDF Triple per line
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http://viaf.org/viaf/data/viaf-20140311-clusters-marc21.xml.gz

File Details

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This file contains one MARC-21 XML record per line for each VIAF cluster
void:dataDump
http://viaf.org/viaf/data/viaf-20140311-clusters-marc21.iso.gz

File Details

rdfs:comment
This file contains one ISO-2709 MARC-21 record per line for each VIAF cluster
void:dataDump
http://viaf.org/viaf/data/viaf-20140311-persist-rdf.xml.gz

File Details

rdfs:comment
This file shows redirections within the VIAF dataset (in RDF)