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For example, VIAF URIs identify people, organizations, places, etc. VIAF does NOT define preferred labels for these entities. This means that anyone on the Web can identify and describe these entities locally and then join up using owl:sameAs.

Jeff

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On May 25, 2013, at 5:26 PM, "Karen Coyle" <[log in to unmask]> wrote:

> On 5/25/13 11:04 AM, J. McRee Elrod wrote:
>> It seems to me if authority data is not to be stored in each library,
>> but rather the local library is to have URIs for authorities
>> elsewhere, those URIs must be to a national or international source.
>> If Stanford has a Harvard URI, what happens if Harvard withdraws all
>> works and instances linked to that URI, and thus removes the
>> authority?
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> Mac, I would advise not spending too much time worrying about this kind of thing. Everyone doing sharing has the same problems, not just libraries, and between technology (like versioning and caching) and the social agreement about sharing, this is not that hard of a problem. In fact, many of the methods that would be needed are working already today on the Web. Not perfectly, but the key thing is that there are many minds working on this problem.
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>> Perhaps related is the fact that most of the discussion of shared data
>> assumes a greater level of IT staffing and abilities than is the case
>> for most smaller libraries.  Poductville School Library may not even
>> have a dependable Web connection.  Many libraries will need their
>> silos.
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>>    __       __   J. McRee (Mac) Elrod ([log in to unmask])
>>   {__  |   /     Special Libraries Cataloguing   HTTP://www.slc.bc.ca/
>>   ___} |__ \__________________________________________________________
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