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Library metadata techniques and trends by Thom Hickey



Published: 2016-02-26T10:09:03-05:00

 



FRBR and Humphry Clinker

2016-02-26T10:09:03-05:00

Some may remember OCLC Research's work (obsession?) with Tobias Smollett's The Adventures of Humphry Clinker. I believe it was Ed O'Neill that got us started with it, using it as an example of a work with a well defined text...



More about justlinks

2015-11-09T10:16:09-05:00

We had an earlier post about the 'justlinks' view of VIAF clusters, but I thought it would be worthwhile to explore how that can combine with other VIAF functionality. First a reminder of how the justlinks view works. While the...



Extracting information from VIAF

2015-09-14T14:04:32-04:00

Occasionally I run into someone trying to extract information out of VIAF and having a difficult time. Here's a simple example of how I'd begin extracting titles for a given VIAF ID. Far from industrial strength, but might get you...



Matching names to VIAF

2015-09-03T14:11:15-04:00

The Virtual International Authority File (VIAF) currently has about 28 million entities created by a merge of three dozen authority files from around the world. Here at OCLC we are finding it very useful in controlling names in records. In...