The VIAF dataset is now available for public consumption! http://viaf.org/viaf/data describes and links to the files involved and describes how we expect the ODC-By license to be applied. We are not sure just how popular the files will be, so if the site appears slow, please stop downloading and come back later. From my machine here at OCLC my browser is estimating 20-30 minutes to download the larger files, from my home it was double that.
Friday, May 04, 2012
Thom Hickey has details about the Virtual International Authority File being publicly available on his Outgoing weblog..