On Apr 16, 2019, at 9:57 AM, Stefano Bargioni <[log in to unmask]> wrote:
> the Library of the Pontificia Università della Santa Croce, Rome, has added AuthorityBox to the display of bibliographic records. AuthorityBox is an "accordion" composed by an infobox for each personal name related to the record. An extra infobox is for settings, help and about. Each infobox may contain:
> - information from the authority record
> - links to other resources available in the library, like the "Name Cloud"
> - links to external resources, like "WorldCat Identities" and Wikipedia pages
> - a picture from Wikidata
> - the permalink of the authority record (hidden by default, use settings to show)
> http://catalogo.pusc.it/bib/182859 (1 author)
> http://catalogo.pusc.it/bib/95161 (5 authors)
> http://catalogo.pusc.it/bib/88801 (10 authors)
> Some technicalities.
> AuthorityBox is based on VIAF id  and other data from MARC21 authority records, in compliance with RDA Cataloguing Guidelines .
> Links are composed, directly or indirectly, on the VIAF id or the authority id. For instance, the source of the picture is retrieved by the browser that accesses the SPARQL endpoint query.wikidata.org. For teachers of our University, without a page on Wikipedia, pictures are from a simple repository. The ILS is the open source Koha .
>  https://viaf.org
>  https://www.oclc.org/en/rda/about.html
>  https://koha-community.org
From what I can tell, the AuthoritBox is pretty cool. Search catalog. Identify an item of interest. View record. See, learn, and easily navigate to more information based authority items. Such a thing stretches the definition of a library catalog beyond an inventory list to more towards a knowledge tool, IMHO. Try also --> http://catalogo.pusc.it/cgi-bin/koha/opac-detail.pl?biblionumber=115244 Very interesting, and thank you for bringing it to our attention. --Eric Morgan