October 17, 2019

Conference Paper: “ISNI and VIAF – Transforming Ways of Trustfully Consolidating Identities” (Metadata)

Here’s another paper that will be presented next month at the IFLA World Library and Information Congress (80th IFLA General Conference and Assembly) in Lyon, France.

infoDOCKET will continue to discover and share papers from the IFLA Congress during the coming weeks.

Title

ISNI and VIAF – Transforming Ways of Trustfully Consolidating Identities”

Authors

Anila Angjeli
Bibliothèque nationale de France
Département Information bibliographique et numérique
ISNI International Agency

Andrew Mac Ewan
British Library

Vincent Boulet
Bibliothèque nationale de France
Département Information bibliographique et numérique
VIAF Council

Source

International Federation of Library Associations/WLIC 2014

Abstract

This article presents ISNI and VIAF as major initiatives leveraging the library Authority control. They are significantly changing the international landscape of bibliographic control addressing the challenge of reliably identifying people in the rapidly emerging global knowledge network

Both systems are built on the principles of UBC. Further, they are revitalising these principles by promoting a global economy in which the library authority data are playing a leading role in the Linked Data chain.

The article presents ISNI and VIAF in complementary relation with one another and invites libraries worldwide to become full players in both initiatives.

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