Talk:Virtual International Authority File

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When?[edit]

When was it started, and when did Wikipedia adopt it?--Kintetsubuffalo (talk) 14:41, 4 May 2013 (UTC)

See history of Template:Authority control (earliest portion, 2009-2011).
See also my reply below. --P64 (talk) 22:18, 16 December 2014 (UTC)

Two entries in the VIAF database for some people and two identifiers[edit]

If there are two entries in the VIAF database for some people and two identifiers, what do we do? I have written the VIAF people when I find synonyms, but no one writes backerges the people in the database. --Richard Arthur Norton (1958- ) (talk) 02:02, 10 August 2014 (UTC)

Short answer, see Wikipedia:VIAF/errors
See also my reply below. --P64 (talk) 22:22, 16 December 2014 (UTC)

Does anyone have a contact at VIAF.org?[edit]

Does anyone have a contact at VIAF.org? I want to see what the process is for synonyms and if there is a process to assign VIAF numbers to people not in their database that are authors. --Richard Arthur Norton (1958- ) (talk) 15:32, 4 September 2014 (UTC)

Short answer, see Wikipedia talk:Authority control#Liaison with VIAF where someone from VIAF came out of the closet here only a few days after your first inquiry above.
Medium answer, see these pages and their talk.
and perhaps also Wikipedia:OCLC and OCLC.
General answer, something I hope you infer correctly about the use of Wikipedia, Template, Help, and other "spaces" to complement Article/list/redirect space, usually for the purposes of editors only.
--P64 (talk) 22:12, 16 December 2014 (UTC)
This hour I replied to all three sections of this talk page. Concerning all three, perhaps, see also
Wikipedia:WikiProject Unique Identifiers, created February 2012
(which i discovered only now and haven't yet read). --P64 (talk) 22:28, 16 December 2014 (UTC)