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Virtual International Authority File (VIAF)
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The Virtual International Authority File (VIAF) is an international authority file. It is a joint project of several national libraries and operated by the Online Computer Library Center (OCLC).[1][2] The project was initiated by the German National Library and the US Library of Congress.

The aim is to link the national authority files (such as the German Name Authority File) to a single virtual authority file. In this file, identical records from the different data sets are linked together. A VIAF record receives a standard data number, contains the primary "see" and "see also" records from the original records, and refers to the original authority records. The data are made available online and are available for research and data exchange and sharing. Reciprocal updating uses the Open Archives Initiative protocol.

The file numbers are also being added to Wikipedia biographical articles.[3]

अन्य भाषाओं
беларуская (тарашкевіца)‎: Virtual International Authority File
Esperanto: VIAF
suomi: VIAF
עברית: VIAF
հայերեն: VIAF
occitan: VIAF
русский: VIAF
srpskohrvatski / српскохрватски: Virtualna međunarodna normativna datoteka
українська: VIAF