VIAF is a joint project of several national libraries, implemented and hosted by OCLC. The project’s goal is to lower the cost and increase the utility of library authority files by matching and linking the authority files of national libraries, and then making that information available on the Web.
C.300 English-language reviews of some 500 European reference titles. Much of the content consists of abstracts in English of reviews that originally appeared in the German journal Informationsmittel:IFB, edited by Klaus Schreiber of the Württembergische Landesbibliothek, Stuttgart. German-language publications predominate, but titles in French, Icelandic, Italian, Portuguese, Romanian, Russian, and