[OpenGLAM] Call for reliable sources for biographical data

Hamilton, Gill G.Hamilton at nls.uk
Wed Jan 20 17:05:41 UTC 2016

Hi Marco

Not sure if this is the sort of thing you are looking for .....

The biographical dictionary of Scottish Women

ISBN 0748617132


Histories of Scottish families


Genealogical collections concerning families in Scotland, made by Walter Macfarlane, 1750-1751


Biographical dictionary of eminent Scotsmen


Library of Congress Name Authority file (LCNAF)

These authorised versions of names are created as a result of literary warrant

http://authorities.loc.gov/cgi-bin/Pwebrecon.cgi?DB=local&PAGE=First - text version

http://id.loc.gov/authorities/names.html - RDF/LOD version

Virtual International Authority File

In use already on Wikipedia, includes LCNAF and many other name authority files from national libraries.

https://viaf.org/ has RDF representation too



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Subject: [OpenGLAM] Call for reliable sources for biographical data

Hi everyone,

The StrepHit IEG project [1] is currently in the phase of curating a list of reliable sources containing biographical data.

The mix'n'match tool [2] already maintains a list.

Can anyone involved in GLAM projects please suggest any more reliable sources?

Thanks for getting in touch with me!





[2] https://tools.wmflabs.org/mix-n-match/


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