Virtual International Authority File

The Virtual International Authority File (VIAF) is a joint project of several national libraries and operated by the Online Computer Library Center (OCLC).[1]

History

In 1998, the project was started by the German National Library and the U.S. Library of Congress.[2]

In 2003, VIAF was established.[2]

The file numbers are being added to some Wikipedia articles about people.[3]

Other Languages
беларуская (тарашкевіца)‎: Virtual International Authority File
Esperanto: VIAF
Հայերեն: VIAF
עברית: VIAF
occitan: VIAF
русский: VIAF
srpskohrvatski / српскохрватски: Virtualna međunarodna normativna datoteka
suomi: VIAF
українська: VIAF