Monday, June 21, 2004

Contributor Biographical Information

856 links will now lead to contributor biographical information in LC bib records. This is the latest project in the ONIX family of projects. The ONIX standard calls this information 'contributor information' rather than author or editor information because the ONIX record contains one instance of the field and it may cover all authors and editors or anyone else so labelled as a contributor. If you'd like to see some examples, please see the Web site and then select a folder and pick a file. If you sort the display by size, you can see some of the lengthier ones, which can provide a lot of information about the authors and, I hope, may one day be useful for authorities. From a posting on AUTOCAT.

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