We talked a bit about this at LOD-LAM; Asaf Bartov of the Wikimedia foundation offered to help make this work better.
email me if you need a a contact.
On Jun 2, 2011, at 10:40 AM, Ralph LeVan wrote:
> Yes, the bot was approved, but in a much more limited application that was
> initially intended (make a link between Wikipedia records and corresponding
> OpenLibrary records.) And the conversation was quite rancorous for granting
> permission to an organization philosophically much closer to Wikipedia than
> OCLC would seem to be.
> I don't think we'll be able to make this happen without a lot of help.
> On Fri, May 27, 2011 at 3:45 PM, Ed Summers <[log in to unmask]> wrote:
>> 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:
>> Ralph if you read that entire discussion it sounds like the bot was
>> approved. Am I missing something?