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Duplicate Authority Control entries[edit]

For the new Undersecretary of the Treasure for International Affairs, D. Nathan Sheets, there appear to be *multiple* entries in the LCCN and as well as multiple entries at . Which seem to indicate both multiple VIAF and multiple DNB entries. D. Nathan Sheets does often go by Nathan Sheets. (He is a friend of the family, so I'm quite sure on that). Any ideas on how to set up the authority control entries at Wikidata?Naraht (talk) 21:02, 28 November 2015 (UTC)

Simply add all of them except the "undifferentiated" GND record and its corresponding VIAF id 244425364. VIAF will take that as a hint for clustering them together. -- Gymel (talk) 23:13, 28 November 2015 (UTC)


I've started a discussion about whether MusicBrainz is a reliable source, and reliable enough for Authority Control, over at Wikipedia:Reliable sources/Noticeboard#MusicBrainz. Fram (talk) 16:05, 20 January 2016 (UTC)

RfC started[edit]

I've started an RfC about Authority Control at Wikipedia:Village pump (policy)/Archive 125#RfC on Wikipedia:Authority Control, you are all invited to comment of course. Fram (talk) 17:09, 25 January 2016 (UTC)


I have fixed the archive. Previously it would only work if at least 9 threads were to be archived at once; now it will only go by the last edit date of each thread individually.

I have decreased the time to auto archive from 9 months to 6 months so that only active discussions are given prominence.

Kindly --Tom (LT) (talk) 05:13, 30 January 2016 (UTC)

Adding NLI (National Library of Israel) to the Authority Control template & RTL Version[edit]

We're seeking to add authority control templates on, and it makes sense to add: 1) The National Library of Israel system identifier (unique identifiers) to the list of authority control identifiers? 2) an RTL version of the template (that would work with Hebrew and Arabic)?

What's the procedure to achieve 1 and / or 2 ?

Cheers, Alleycat80 (talk) 09:04, 23 February 2016 (UTC)

Authority control in musical works[edit]

Hi folks. I only noticed today that musical works do not have authority control. But they could. Shouldn't we extend authority control to musical works? - kosboot (talk) 13:07, 12 May 2016 (UTC)