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About this bot
The purpose of VIAFbot is mass-inclusion of Authority control identifiers in articles on individual persons. Consensus about this was reached in Wikipedia:Authority control integration proposal/RFC. Bot-development is led by Wikipedian-in-residence User:Maximiliankleinoclc (OCLC) with Python code available at github:notconfusing.
- discussion on authority control and bots and VIAF: Wikipedia_talk:Authority_control_integration_proposal
- bot approval: Wikipedia:Bots/Requests_for_approval/VIAFbot