Some reflection suggests that for this to authority stuff to really take 
off we have to make it _really_ easy for wikipedians to do.

As a model of how this could be done (and as a template to 
steal^H^H^H^H^Hreuse code from) I suggest HotCat:

HotCat adds a little GUI to the bottom of pages to make it really fast 
and easy to add pages to wikipedia categories. In my complete ignorance 
of how both javascript and VIAF work, it seems it should be possible to 
rewrite it to look up VIAF (with the query defaulting to the current 
page title) and present a list of possible matches for the user to 
suggest one.


On 26/05/11 11:16, Ed Summers wrote:
> The user profile pages that reference the website should eventually (1
> or 2 days) turn up under the Users tab, e.g.
> I don't see you there yet though :-)
> //Ed
> On Wed, May 25, 2011 at 5:03 PM, Karen Coyle<[log in to unmask]>  wrote:
>> Hi, Ed. Do you pick up user pages or just wikipedia entry pages? (I added
>> mine to my user page, just for fun.)
>> kc

Stuart Yeates
Library Technology Services