Template talk:Authority control

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Fix BIBSYS link[edit]

Please fix the BIBSYS linkage. I have provided the update in the sandbox (but it is for scn and not autid which normally differs by a leading 'x'; it should be noted that Wikidata BIBSYS ID (P1015) uses scn and not autid which is the VIAF component (Q26921380) so regardless we probably ought to move to that anyway despite my needing to update the example in Template:Authority control/testcases from using an autid with a leading 'x'). You can use Michael Goldsmith (computer scientist) (not to mention most of what is in Category:Wikipedia articles with BIBSYS identifiers) as an actual test case. We probably need to also hunt out all the autid uses and update them to scn but that is a larger issue for another day. Thank you. 50.53.1.33 (talk) 03:34, 30 January 2017 (UTC)

Done — Martin (MSGJ · talk) 13:37, 30 January 2017 (UTC)

Add Open Library to Authority Control[edit]

Hello -- due to GerardM's great outreach work with Open Library, the Open Library authority control, which makes discoverable the largest resource of freely licensed books online, is now available. I would like to ask for this Open Library ID to be included in the Authority control -- and specifically the Authority control template in English (and other) Wikipedias.... -- Erika aka BrillLyle (talk) 07:15, 2 April 2017 (UTC)

I would like to support this, and also mention that in my day job at WMF, we have a good working relationship with Internet Archive (who backs Open Library), so any improvements would be awesome. Additionally, they provide DAISY Digital Talking Book for all the books that they can, so its helps with general knowledg accessability. Sadads (talk) 01:18, 18 April 2017 (UTC)

Add SNAC ID[edit]

Hi All. At Wikidata we have matched all of the Social Networks and Archival Context Project ids to Wikidata concepts (see documentation on Wikidata. These ids provide links to a bunch of archival collections held at research universities the world over, and the landing pages on the project, include a number of useful. Research-oriented materials for anyone interested in learning more about that person. Can we add this to the Authority control templates? They would be incredibly useful for anyone using Wikipedia for research purposes @Pigsonthewing:. Sadads (talk) 01:28, 18 April 2017 (UTC)

@Multichill, Docu, Danmichaelo, MSGJ, and Andy M. Wang: Pinging a few folks who can act on this request and the one above. Sadads (talk) 14:23, 20 April 2017 (UTC)
I'm a bit busy and I don't seem to have the rights to edit Module:Authority control. But what I think that needs to be done is this edit.
This module could use a bit of clean up so we don't end up having to create a function for every identifier. I think this module was created before formatter URL (P1630) was used widely? Multichill (talk) 17:21, 20 April 2017 (UTC
Yes, but how does the property help us? --Izno (talk) 17:49, 20 April 2017 (UTC)
Oh, btw this query and this one give a nice overview of authority control properties that might be interesting to add here. 19:28, 20 April 2017 (UTC)
I agree with Multichill, that we should clean this up. @Izno:: the SNAC url contains all of the Archival materials for Archives that contain archival materials for that subject that share their data in a public standard. Sadads (talk) 16:25, 22 April 2017 (UTC)
I was unclear--I was asking after the formatter URL property. --Izno (talk) 05:07, 23 April 2017 (UTC)