AUG 12

Authority Data on the Web

This 1/2 day event will include an overview of VIAF – a service that relies significantly on the cooperation of libraries from around the world -- and presentations of use cases that illustrate VIAF’s value.

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Time Program
8:00 a.m. Registration
9:00 a.m.

Welcome and Opening

Mary Sauer-Games (OCLC), Beacher Wiggins (Library of Congress)


Session 1: VIAF Overview  

9:15 a.m.

VIAF Origins

Edward T. O’Neill (OCLC, retired)

9:35 a.m.

VIAF: A Personal Reflection

Thom Hickey (OCLC)


Session 2: VIAF Use Cases

10:15 a.m.


Andrew MacEwan (British Library)

10:45 a.m. Break
11:15 a.m.

Leveraging VIAF in the Social Networks and Archival Context (SNAC)

Daniel Pitti (SNAC)

11:45 a.m.

How Does Authority Data Enhance the Web and the World of Scholarship?

Clifford Lynch (CNI)

12:15 p.m.

Cross-domain Use of VIAF in Spain: Four Use Cases

Ricardo Santos Muñoz (BNE)

12:45 p.m.

Closing Remarks

Vincent Boulet (BnF)

1:15 p.m.

Chartered Bus Departs OCLC


12 August 2016


9:00 AM – 1:00 PM
Eastern Daylight Time, North America [UTC -4]


6600 Kilgour Pl, Dublin, OH 43017


OCLC Conference Center Lakeside Room