عنوان مقاله [English]
نویسندگان [English]چکیده [English]
Purpose: To investigate the barriers to share Persian name authorities in the Virtual International Authority File (VIAF) based on National Library and Archives of Iran (NLAI) data.
Methodology: Using survey, name authority experts in NLAI were interviewed to realize the barriers to share name authority data in VIAF. Then using qualitative content analysis, 699 name authority records were selected by stratified random sampling and analyzed for being shared in VIAF.
Results: According to name authority experts of NLAI, it is necessary to share NLAI data in VIAF. However, there are some barriers in human resources, management, research and education, software, hardware and data validity. Investigating NLAI name authority sample data indicated that: 1) there is no link between name authorities’ database and bibliographic records, 2) differences in spelling similar names may be a problem for retrieving, 3) Almost half of NLAI name authority records are incomplete 4) There are more than one authorizd name record for a single author name, 5) Only 50% of NLAI name authorities matched to the Library of Congress Name Authority File.
Conclusion: It is essential to optimize and correct NLAI name authorities in order to be shared in VIAF.