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The canonical VIAF URI for Karen is <http://viaf.org/viaf/195531823>. 

The one with Karen's name in it was an attempt to game search engines and aren't supported in the Linked Data.

Jeff

> -----Original Message-----
> From: Bibliographic Framework Transition Initiative Forum
> [mailto:[log in to unmask]] On Behalf Of Pilsk, Suzanne
> Sent: Thursday, July 17, 2014 3:54 PM
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> Subject: Re: [BIBFRAME] BibFrame and Linked Data: Identifiers
> 
> So Ralph, are you saying the IRI for Karen should be
> Bf:identifierValueURI<http://viaf.org/viaf/195531823/#Coyle,_Karen>
> ?
> -----Original Message-----
> From: Bibliographic Framework Transition Initiative Forum
> [mailto:[log in to unmask]] On Behalf Of LeVan,Ralph
> Sent: Thursday, July 17, 2014 3:27 PM
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> Subject: Re: [BIBFRAME] BibFrame and Linked Data: Identifiers
> 
> > I consider bf:identifierValueURI <http://viaf.org/195531823> as sort
> of an "opaque token"
> > with URI (or rather IRI) semantics when it comes to comparisons.
> 
> That particular form of a VIAF URI is supported only for historical
> purposes and should not be perpetuated.  Its unique form does not add
> any significance to its semantics.  (It was the first form of URI we
> constructed and we quickly realized it was heading us in a bad
> direction.  We abandoned it, but still accept it.  The fact that it is
> getting mentioned here makes me think we should find a method to at
> least deprecate it.)
> 
> Ralph
> VIAF staff