JISC OpenBibliography: CUL data release

The JISC OpenBibliography project has received agreement from Cambridge University Library to provide a set of bibliographic data under an open license (ODC PDDL). This is great news for the project and the wider community, and we will be working to make good example use of this data in the near future.

License details

Open Data Commons Public Domain Dedication and License:

This Public Domain License places no restrictions at all on what users may do with the data.


This dataset consists of MARC 21 output in a single file, comprising around 180000 records. There is some work to be done to tidy up the data – details of this are available at: http://knowledgeforge.net/pdw/trac/wiki/datatriage. New datasets will be shared as they become available.

We have created a CKAN package for the dataset:


The raw data can also be downloaded directly from the following URL:


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