Dear Karen,


The complexity arises if someone other than OCLC (?) asserts something about a VIAF URI.


So, for example (and, please note, I’ve used a different URI, because, well, the one your provided is problematic for my purpose here), what if /I/ asserted: skos:note “He smelled very badly, all the time.”


On the surface it looks like VIAF/OCLC said Raphael smelled badly, all the time because, provenance-wise, the domain tracks back to OCLC.  In reality, I said it, but you cannot tell.


If we use global URIs, and additional statements are made against those, then something like this could happen.








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Kevin –



>There's been lots of talk about provenance and the like in a global graph of data, but I feel most of those discussions rely on fairly technical mechanisms, the complexity of >which outweigh the simplicity of minting one's own URI.  (Also, the provenance statements will need their own URIs!)


Doesn’t show the provenance is VIAF? What’s complex about this?


Karen S-Y