Joint project of several national libraries plus selected regional and trans-national library agencies that matches and links library authority files. Service is currently free if you become a member of their consortium, and you need to apply to become a member by submitting test files. Brochure says the service will be freely available to all in the future. Could request permission to use. Might be more oriented to book authors.
Available as bulk download as MADS/RDF. "We'll make a SKOS/RDF download available in the near future. We are offering two serializations: n-triples and RDF/XML."
Based on book publications rather than journal publications.
Authors register and claim works, profile page is created, and users of bibliographic databases that use AuthorClaim record can link right to the profile page. The service is in a building-up phase, but not experimental. The service is basically a clone of the RePEc Author Service, which already runs for almost 10 years, and has registered a majority of active researchers in economics. There is no listing of registered persons or a search facility for them. Other services will provide this.
Includes authors in arXiv colleciton only (computer science, mathematics, physics, science, statistics). Author must create own user account to create authority record. Data available via API http://arxiv.org/help/api/index
The ICPSR Thesaurus is a controlled vocabulary system composed of three separate lists: Subject Thesaurus, Personal Names Authority List, and Geographic Names Thesaurus.
The AFS Ethnographic Thesaurus is a searchable online vocabulary that can be used to improve access to information about folklore, ethnomusicology, cultural anthropology, and related fields
A taxonomy of biological organisms created and maintained to support the Universal Protein Resource (UniProt), a collection of databases providing a comprehensive protein sequencing resource. Provides official species names, common names and synonyms - either alternate common names or occasionally outdated Latin names. For viruses, a list of hosts is included if the virus has protein sequences listed in the UniProt databases.
This thesaurus is based on the original APSDEP Thesaurus, produced in 1993 by the International Labour Organisation's Asian and Pacific Skills Development Programme (ILO/APSDEP). Selected appropriate terms from the APSDEP thesaurus have been merged with terms from a supplement, produced at NCVER, containing recent Australian vocational education and training (VET) terms. This thesaurus is not currently being used in VOCEDplus.