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VIAF Update. Thomas Hickey Chief Scientist OCLC Research Singapore, 2013. New Institutions. National Library of the Netherlands National Library of Norway Danish Library Center National Diet Library National Library Board, Singapore National Library of Latvia

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Viaf update

VIAF Update

Thomas Hickey

Chief Scientist

OCLC Research

Singapore, 2013


New institutions

New Institutions

  • National Library of the Netherlands

  • National Library of Norway

  • Danish Library Center

  • National Diet Library

  • National Library Board, Singapore

  • National Library of Latvia

  • National Library of Poland

  • IZUM (Institute of Information Science) (Slovenia)

  • National and University Library in Zagreb (Croatia)

  • National Library of Catalonia

  • National Library of Luxembourg

  • Lebanese National Library


Typical morning 40 60 users

Typical morning (40-60 users)


Statistics

Statistics

  • 29 -> 33 million authority records

  • 112 -> 107 million bibliographic records

  • 22 -> 24 million clusters

  • ~5 million searches/week (8/second)

    But only 90,000 page views


Other changes

Other changes

  • Integration with OCLC services continues

  • Better handling of undifferentiated records

  • Matching improvements, esp. dates, corporate names

  • Running on production servers

    • Better monitoring

    • 24x7 operator support

    • Dual servers with failover

  • Clustering improvements, especially ID stability

  • Updated interfaces

    • German, French, Japanese, Spanish

  • N-Triples in bulk distribution

  • Faster updates to database

  • Added Hispánica (combined files from Spain)


Coming year

Coming year

  • ISNI as source file

  • LC undifferentiated names

  • More information from WorldCat

    • E.g. uniform titles from Multi-lingual bib project

  • Imaginary characters

  • More institutions


Future

Future

  • Real-time updates?

  • Move to native triple store?

  • More integration with WorldCat

    • WorldCat Identities

    • More title/coauthor/publisher information?

    • VIAF IDs in records?


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