Entry of Slovenian authority records for personal names into VIAF
In November 2018, with the entry of authority records for personal names into the VIAF (Virtual International Authority File) system, Slovenia joined national libraries and other institutions that form authority data. Thus, Slovenian authority data is published at a global level. The article presents the VIAF system, the combining of records into clusters and their appearance in the web. Also, major advantages of the VIAF membership are presented. In addition to the description of the ISNI identifier that identifies the identity of persons and organisations, the ORCID identifier that is used in the research field is described. The Slovenian CONOR.SI authority database is presented, and the selection of authority records for personal names and their entry into VIAF are evaluated. The possibilities of improving the algorithm for selecting authority records and of enhancing the quality of authority records in the CONOR.SI database are presented.
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