Ralph, thanks! That's a great solution, and a marvelously quick one.


Quoting Ralph LeVan <[log in to unmask]>:

> The current version of the VIAF RDF does not point to any of the
> contributing library records.  But, I've just edited our stylesheets so that
> the HTML records will point at the new records instead of our
> copies that we were exposing at
> Ralph
> On Wed, Aug 10, 2011 at 3:53 PM, Karen Coyle <[log in to unmask]> wrote:
>> Thanks, Kevin. This was obviously one heck of a project! Very impressive.
>> I looked at an entry in and in VIAF and couldn't immediately
>> see a connecting URI (browsing through the RDF/XML) -- is there one, or are
>> there plans to create those links between the two vocabularies? Here are the
>> records I was looking at:
>>   RDF:  
>> (**authorities/names/n84031182.**rdf<>
>> )
>>   RDF:  
>> (**69121416/rdf.xml<>
>> )
>> kc
>> Quoting "Ford, Kevin" <[log in to unmask]>:
>>  Announcement:  New Vocabulary Data Added to LC Authorities and
>>> Vocabularies Service
>>> The Library of Congress is pleased to make available additional
>>> vocabularies from its Authorities and Vocabularies web service (
>>> ID.LOC.GOV), which provides access to Library of Congress standards and
>>> vocabularies as Linked Data. The new dataset is:
>>> * Library of Congress Name Authority File (LC/NAF)
>>> In addition, the service has been enhanced to provide separate access to
>>> the following datasets which have been a part of the LCSH dataset access:
>>> * Library of Congress Genre/Form Terms
>>> * Library of Congress Children's Headings
>>> The LC/NAF data are published in RDF using the MADS/RDF and SKOS/RDF
>>> vocabularies, as are the other datasets. Individual concepts are accessible
>>> at the ID.LOC.GOV web service via a web browser interface or
>>> programmatically via content-negotiation. The vocabulary data are available
>>> for bulk download in MADS and SKOS RDF (the Name file and main LCSH file
>>> will be available by Friday, August 12).
>>> **Please explore it for yourself at **
>>> Contact Us about ID:
>>> As always, your feedback is important and welcomed. Though we are
>>> interested in all forms of constructive commentary on all topics related to
>>> ID, we're particularly interested in how the data available from
>>> ID.LOC.GOV is used. Your contributions directly inform service
>>> enhancements.
>>> The addition of Names has resulted in considerable changes to the
>>> ID.LOC.GOV backend.  Although we have endeavored to bring the service up
>>> with all pieces in place, please be patient as we work out any remaining
>>> "kinks".
>>> You can send comments or report any problems to us via the ID feedback
>>> form or ID listserv (see the web site).
>>> Background:
>>> The Authorities and Vocabularies web service was first made available in
>>> May 2009 and offered the Library of Congress Subject Headings (LCSH), the
>>> Library's initial entry into the Linked Data environment. In part by
>>> assigning each vocabulary and each data value within it a unique resource
>>> identifier (URI), the service provides a means for machines to semantically
>>> access, use, and harvest authority and vocabulary data that adheres to W3C
>>> recommendations, such as Simple Knowledge Organization System (SKOS), and
>>> the more detailed vocabulary MADS/RDF. In this way, the Authorities and
>>> Vocabularies web service also makes government data publicly and freely
>>> available in the spirit of the Open Government directive. Although the
>>> primary goal of the service is to enable machine access to Library of
>>> Congress data, a web interface serves human users searching and  
>>> browsing the
>>> vocabularies.  The new datasets join the term and code lists already
>>> available through the service:
>>> * Library of Congress Subject Headings (LCSH)
>>> * Thesaurus of Graphic Materials
>>> * MARC Code List for Relators
>>> * MARC Code List for Countries (which reference their equivalent ISO 3166
>>> codes)
>>> * MARC Code List for Geographic Areas
>>> * MARC Code List for Languages (which have been cross referenced with ISO
>>> 639-1, 639-2, and 639-5, where appropriate)
>>> * PREMIS vocabularies for Cryptographic Hash Functions, Preservation
>>> Events, and Preservation Level Roles
>>> The above code lists also contain links with appropriate LCSH and LC/NAF
>>> headings.  Additional vocabularies will be added in the future, including
>>> additional PREMIS controlled vocabularies.
>>> --
>>> Kevin Ford
>>> Digital Project Coordinator
>>> Network Development & MARC Standards Office
>>> Library of Congress
>>> 101 Independence Avenue, SE
>>> Washington, DC 20540-4402
>>> Email: [log in to unmask]
>>> Tel: 202 707 3526
>> --
>> Karen Coyle
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>> ph: 1-510-540-7596
>> m: 1-510-435-8234
>> skype: kcoylenet

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