Virtual International Authority File (VIAF) Contributor Application


Institution Name and Identifiers

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Institution Contact Person

Is your technical contact information the same as your institution contact information?

If "No," please enter your technical contact information below.

Technical Contact (if different from above)
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General Information

*Are authority records from a national library or libraries included?

See MARC Code List for Organizations:

See MARC Name and Title Authority Source Codes:

Authority Records

For example, for notes or additions to names

*Types of entities represented in the file (check all that apply)

Bibliographic Records

*Are these bibliographic records also contributed to WorldCat?

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Scripts Used
Character Encoding

What is the character encoding in your authority records?

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By submitting this application, you agree that you are authorized on behalf of your organization to apply for membership in the VIAF Program administered by OCLC.

Please note: If OCLC notifies you that your application is approved, your organization will need to agree to and sign OCLC’s VIAF Services Agreement before you can participate.

I declare the intent of this organization to participate in VIAF:

Questions? Please email us:

Reminder: Please send your sample authority and bibliographic records to

Thank you for your interest in becoming a VIAF contributor!


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