The VIAF™ (Virtual International Authority File) combines multiple name authority files into a single OCLC-hosted name authority service. The goal of the service is to lower the cost and increase the utility of library authority files by matching and linking widely-used authority files and making that information available on the Web. Search Note The search box at the top of this page searches a merged view of VIAF derived from the name authority and related bibliographic data of the participating libraries. More information can be found at http://www.oclc.org/viaf/.
Library Success: A Best Practices WikiWelcome to Library Success: A Best Practices Wiki. This wiki was created to be a one-stop shop for great ideas and information for all types of librarians. All over the world, librarians are developing successful programs and doing innovative things with technology that no one outside of their library knows about.Get Yourself a Linked Data Piece of WorldCat to Play WithBy Richard Wallis on August 12, 2012 - 9 Comments Published in Data Publishing, Libraries, Licensing, Linked Data, OCLC, Open Data, schema.orgTagged: Libraries, Licensing, Linked Data, OCLC, Open Data, schema.org, WorldCat You may remember my frustration a couple of months ago, at being in the air when OCLC announced the addition of Schema.org marked up Linked Data to all resources in WorldCat.org. Those of you who attended the OCLC Linked Data Round Table at IFLA 2012 in Helsinki yesterday, will know that I got my own back on the folks who publish the press releases at OCLC, by announcing the next WorldCat step along the Linked Data road whilst they were still in bed. The Round Table was an excellent very interactive session with Neil Wilson from the British Library, Emmanuelle Bermes from Centre Pompidou, and Martin Malmsten of the Nation Library of Sweden, which I will cover elsewhere. For now, you will find my presentation Library Linked Data Progress on my SlideShare site.
Ontology for Media Resources 1.0This section describes the status of this document at the time of its publication. Other documents may supersede this document. A list of current W3C publications and the latest revision of this technical report can be found in the W3C technical reports index at This document has been reviewed by W3C Members, by software developers, and by other W3C groups and interested parties, and is endorsed by the Director as a W3C Recommendation. It is a stable document and may be used as reference material or cited from another document.Search Open Library for "cervantez"Click here to skip to this page's main content. Hello! Open Library is participating in our eBook lending program.History of LibrariesFrom stone tablets to digital tablets, the history of libraries is a fascinating exploration of culture, politics, and society around the world. Whether exploring the great Library of Alexandria or rural libraries of the 1900s, there's something for everyone interested in understanding the impact libraries have had on life through history as well as the way society has shaped libraries. From hidden walls in the libraries of Ancient China to book burnings of the 20th century, the history of libraries is filled with intrigue and adventure along with censorship and destruction. Join me Summer I for an engaging 100% online course. History has never been so relevant AND exciting! Regardless of whether you're interested in academic, school, public, corporate, health, and/or other special library settings, this course is a great elective.
FAST Dataset DownloadOn this page you can download the most current FAST (Faceted Application of Subject Terminology) dataset. You can read about the activity here, access the FAST data through a search interface at or access FAST as Linked Data at FAST is an enumerative, faceted subject heading schema derived from the Library of Congress Subject Headings (LCSH). The purpose of adapting the LCSH with a simplified syntax to create FAST is to retain the very rich vocabulary of LCSH while making the schema easier to understand, control, apply, and use. The schema maintains upward compatibility with LCSH, and any valid set of LC subject headings can be converted to FAST headings. License
Functional Requirements for Bibliographic Recordsby IFLA Study Group on the Functional Requirements for Bibliographic Records Series: IFLA Series on Bibliographic Control 19 Publisher: Munich: K.G. Saur Verlag, 1998OpenDOAR - Find - Directory of Open Access RepositoriesSearch or Browse for Repositories <intR>²Dok "Ergani - Historical Archive of Aegean" Repository Aaltodoc Publication Archive ABACUS. Repositorio de Producción Científica
Libraries in Second LifeBy 2007, there were more than 40 libraries in Second Life and the number is increasing. Many of those libraries can be found in Cybrary City, part of the information archipelago on Second Life. This place was built for libraries to set up their virtual services and for displaying their resources. Libraries can provide their services while also learning new skills for 21st-century librarianship. Second Life librariesDewey Web ServicesFor a long time, the Dewey team at OCLC has wanted to do something with Linked Data. That is, apply Linked Data principles to parts of the Dewey Decimal Classification and present the data as a small “terminology service.” The service should respond to regular HTTP requests with either a machine- or a human-readable presentation of Dewey classes.