I use VIAF regularly.  If you do a keyword search for notes with “VIAF” in the authority file in OCLC Connexion, you can find lots of examples,such as:

670   DNB in VIAF, viewed Mar. 22, 2016: ǂb hdg. (Aaken, Dominik van, 1976- ;  Dr. oec. publ.‏; b. June 1, 1976 in Kevelaer; economist)

670   German National Library in VIAF, 16 November 2015 ǂb (access point: Bielski, Zusja, 1912-1995)

670   VIAF, October 23, 2016 ǂb (National Library of Spain authorized access point: Ancira, Selma, 1956- ; variant: Ancira Berny, Selma, 1956- ; born México)

670   VIAF, September 29, 2017 ǂb (German National Library authorized access point: Bergmann, Christoph, 1979- ; place of birth: Siegen)

670   VIAF, February 7, 2018 ǂb (National Library of France authorized access point: Dalzeto, Sebastianu (1875-1963); country: France; language: Corsican; gender: Male; born 1875, Bastia; died 1963, Barchetta; poet and novelist; variants: Dalzeto, Sébastien (1875-1963), pseudonym; Nicolaï, Sébastien (1875-1963), pseudonym)

670   VIAF, November 24, 2015 ǂb (NUKAT and German National Library authorized access point: Dickinson, Thomas Herbert 1877-1961; National Library of Australia authorized access point: Dickinson, Thomas H. (Thomas Herbert), 1877- )

---Adam Schiff
University of Washington Libraries

From: Program for Cooperative Cataloging [mailto:[log in to unmask]] On Behalf Of Benjamin A Abrahamse
Sent: Monday, May 07, 2018 10:46 AM
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Subject: Sources for personal names

Dear NACO brains:

Two questions about sources for NARs:

1)      is it ok to refer to VIAF in a 670?

2)      what do people think about whether we can use the Google knowledge graph<> that sometimes appears at the top of a Google search?


Benjamin Abrahamse
Cataloging Coordinator
Acquisitions & Discovery Enhancement
MIT Libraries