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
> to
> > do it a while back and ended up getting their plans severely curtailed.
>  The
> > discussion at Wikipedia is captured here:
> >
> Ralph if you read that entire discussion it sounds like the bot was
> approved. Am I missing something?
> //Ed