VoID The VIAF dataset is now available for public consumption! http://viaf.org/viaf/data describes and links to the files involved and describes how we expect the ODC-By license to be applied. We are not sure just how popular the files will be, so if the site appears slow, please stop downloading and come back later. From my machine here at OCLC my browser is estimating 20-30 minutes to download the larger files, from my home it was double that.
For more about this, see a previous post: http://outgoing.typepad.com/outgoing/2012/04/viaf-developments.html.
One question that has come up was whether it would be possible to incorporate VIAF identifiers and information into a dataset that is released under a CC-0 license. The short answer is yes. Here's a longer answer:
- We would like to see acknowledgement of VIAF as a source somewhere on your site
- We encourage the use of VIAF URI's where appropriate and they can be considered acknowledgement
- Incorporation of those VIAF URI's and associated information from VIAF should not prevent you from releasing your dataset under CC-0, since the URI's are considered sufficient acknowledgment