Ralph - this sounds like a very valuable process. I would imagine it could
solve the problem illustrated here:
What would be the best path forward? Im not active in the wikipedia
community - but I understand that their is a community of editors. Perhaps
lobbying them for support while clearly identifying the value for community
of scholarship would allow this to happen?
Does anyone have experience with the editorial group or policy group in the
On Thu, May 26, 2011 at 2:01 PM, Ralph LeVan <[log in to unmask]> wrote:
> OCLC Research would desperately love to add VIAF links to Wikipedia
> articles, but it seems to be very difficult. The OpenLibrary folks tried
> do it a while back and ended up getting their plans severely curtailed.
> discussion at Wikipedia is captured here:
> Probably for very good reasons, this seems to be a very political process.
> That means we need to have pretty good support both within and outside
> the Wikipedia community to do this.
> Starting with the friendliest community I can think of, is there such
> support? Should we move forward on creating a ViafBot to stick VIAF links
> into Wikipedia?