Uniform Resource Identifiers (URIs) in Bibliographic Records

Bibliographic records may contain URI links from external controlled vocabularies. For instance, name and subject headings may link among others to the Library of Congress (NAF and LCSH), the Virtual International Authority File (VIAF), the International Standard Name Identifier (ISNI) database, or the Open Researcher and Contributor ID database (ORCID). Genre and Form headings may link to LCGFT, AAT, etc., demographic terms may link to LCDGT, and fields 336, 337, 338, 340 may link to their corresponding RDA registries.

Individual catalogers at Yale do not devise and add URIs to bibliographic records. Most importantly, these external links should not be deleted when records are being imported from OCLC into the local system. 


100 1# $a Kipling, Rudyard, ‡d 1865-1936. ‡0 http://id.loc.gov/authorities/names/n79103792

111 2# $a International Music Conference $0 http://id.loc.gov/authorities/names/n82224320 $1 http://www.wikidata.org/entity/Q4288208

340 ## $n large print $2 rdafs $0 http://rdaregistry.info/termList/fontSize/1002

344 ## $a digital $2 rdatr $0 http://id.loc.gov/vocabulary/mrectype/digital

386 ## $a Sociologists $2 lcdgt $0 http://id.loc.gov/authorities/demographicTerms/dg2016060033

655 #7 $a Zombie fiction. $2 lcgft $0 http://id.loc.gov/authorities/genreForms/gf2018026019

700 1# $a Riding, Christine, ‡e author. ‡0 http://id.loc.gov/authorities/names/no2006009410 ‡1 https://isni.org/isni/0000000115938761.

For additional information consult:

PCC Task Group on Linked Data Best Practices: Final Report 


PCC Formulating and Obtaining URIs

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