I think it depends on any individual organization’s mandate. But I just know that IMDB has had to purge this sort of information because of complaints from actors/actresses and/or their agents. I agree that it’s more a societal problem than a data problem. But until that problem is rectified, there’s the potential for people not to get work; it’s a question of protecting the discriminated while the discriminators presumably are being dealt with.

(They’re not, though.)

From: Cindy Wolff <[log in to unmask]>
Reply-To: Bibliographic Framework Transition Initiative Forum <[log in to unmask]>
Date: Friday, July 18, 2014 at 2:54 PM
To: <[log in to unmask]>
Subject: Re: [BIBFRAME] BibFrame and Linked Data: Identifiers

Well it is our job not to suppress such information, which makes me wonder what else people will urge us to purge from our catalogs. A lot of work-around to avoid age discrimination when society should be standing up to discriminators. I feel such caving in would make us complicit.

Cindy Wolff


> Sometimes I forget how effective a tool the internet is for suppressing
> indicators of sarcasm.
>
> Yes we have similar requests to
> https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wikipedia:BLP/N too.
>
> cheers
> stuart
>
> On 07/18/2014 12:36 PM, LAURA DAWSON wrote:
>> Actor/actress career prospects. At ISNI, we©öve received requests to take
>> birth dates down because of that reason.
>>
>> On 7/17/14, 7:59 PM, "Stuart Yeates" <[log in to unmask]> wrote:
>>
>>> LCNA / VIAF dates of birth turn out to be surprisingly useful for
>>> writing wikipedia biographies of living people.
>>>
>>> Almost makes you wonder whether there's a reason we shouldn't be
>>> plastering people's dates of birth all over the public internet.
>>>
>>> cheers
>>> stuart
>>>
>>> On 07/18/2014 10:14 AM, Karen Coyle wrote:
>>>> Wow. Am I now glad that my LCNA entry doesn't include birth date :-).
>>>> I
>>>> doubt if the entry has ever had such exposure.
>>>>
>>>> kc
>>>>
>>>> On 7/17/14, 1:27 PM, LeVan,Ralph wrote:
>>>>> -----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
>>>>> To: [log in to unmask]
>>>>> 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>?
>>>>> Well, the hash stuff at the end is gratuitous decoration, but yes,
>>>>> that's the correct URI. http://viaf.org/viaf/195531823 (without
>>>>> trailing slash or hash comment) is the ID for Karen as a
>>>>> RealWorldObject and returns a 303 redirect to that URI with a
>>>>> trailing
>>>>> slash, pointing to our page about her.
>>>>>
>>>>> Ralph
>>>>
>>
>