Bulk Access to Law-Related Linked Data:…

Bulk Access to Law-Related Linked Data: LC & VIAF Name Authority Records and LC Subject Authority Records

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Linked Data versions of Library of Congress name authority records and subject authority records are now available for bulk download from the Library of Congress Linked Data Service, according to Kevin Ford at Library of Congress.

In addition, VIAF, the Virtual International Authority File, now provides bulk access to Linked Data versions of name authority records for organizations, including government entities and business organizations, from more than 30 national or research libraries. VIAF data are also searchable through the VIAF Web user interface.

Always good to have more data but I would use caution with the Library of Congress authority records.

See for example, TFM (To Find Me) Mark Twain.

Authority record means just that, a record issued by an authority.

The state of being a “correct” records is something else entirely.

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