Monday, June 18, 2012

VIAF and Wikipedia

There is a proposal on Wikipedia's Village Pump to write a bot to integrate VIAF numbers into creator articles. Comments are being sought.
There is a template {{Authority control}} which is in use on 4,000 pages to link to VIAF. We've determined ~260,000 more where the template would be useful with the corresponding VIAF number. This project and template serve the educational goal of linking more information about Creators. VIAF contains information that is not currently on the encyclopedia but would be useful if a reader wanted to learn more about their publishing history and preferred name forms etc. Are there any objections before we undertake the effort to write a bot add this template?

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