Date July, 5th 2011, 15:00 GMT
Channel Meeting was held via Skype and Etherpad
- Adrian Pohl
- Peter Murray-Rust
- David Shotton
- Thomas Krichel
- Jim Pitman
- Karen Coyle
Report from the #openbiblio workshop at #okcon2011 & okcon in general
See workshop etherpad: http://okfnpad.org/okcon-biblio-workshop
- More than 20 People attended
- Nice mix of library people, scientists and humanities scholars
- Peter presented openbiblio background: different types of data, some copyrighted some probably not
- Different interests in open bibliographic data by librarians and humanities scholars and natural scientiests were topic; nonetheless much overlap –> Peter: pragmatically/politically we should work together but institutional and technical we differ (bibliographic data vs. library data with holdings, serials data vs. monographs)
- Mark presented BibServer/BibJSON/bibsoup development which generated some discussion
- General brainstorming: Why open data? What to do with it? What stops us from doing it? How do we do it?
- Generally, we had focused significant, discussions at the workshop. But time was too short to do actual work. Organize some local/regional hackathons?
“Knowledge for all” project
- Aim: To build an international collaboration of libraries providing an open source / openly licensed database with journal article data.
- Peter sees several problems which could impede the project:
- Possible legal problems haven’t been adressed in detail yet.
- Still a very small group.
Internet Archive/Open library
- Peter spoke at length with Brewster Kahle at OKCon2011
- Collaboration with Open Library?
- Problem with OL: It’s not a clean “open” database in light of the open definition because of data contributed by library which wasn’t explicitely openly licensed.
- Asking OL to provide BibJSON? – Karen: We could write a template for OL to output BibJSON. – Jim: Otherwise we could map the output data ourselves.
- Open Library bulk download: http://openlibrary.org/data#downloads
JISC openbiblio project ends – results and perspectives
- Project finishes end of July
- Talking to Dave Flanders (JISC) to get interim funding.
- Aim: Working on openbiblio to be a complement to Pubmed.
- final report by Mark MacG: http://openbiblio.net/2011/06/30/final-product-post-open-bibliography/
- Open Bibliography Paper STM http://www.dspace.cam.ac.uk/handle/1810/238406
- also http://bibserver.okfn.org/roadmap/open-bibliography-for-stm/
- David: bringing in CrossRef as open data provider. CrossRef is willing and may use an opt-out approach in asking publishers to (not) open their data.
- Peter suggests including open citation data in efforts of opening bibliographic data and to drop the terminologic defferentiation. – Others agree.
- Letter by the German publisher’s union about digitizing bibliographic, person, subject indexes etc.: http://www.bibliotheksverband.de/fileadmin/user_upload/DBV/vereinbarungen/Boersenverein_110707_Kataloganreicherung.pdf
- ACTION: Adrian will write a blog post about the legal situation for citation data and indexes in Germany. Will be published here.
- Peter has created draft proposal (to be sent to JISC) for continued funding. Being reviewed currently by Dave Flanders (JISC) and Jonathan Gray. No monetary info included.
BibServer and BibJSON
- report on BibServer/BibJSON/BibSoup/BKN
- BibServer Example: http://bibserver.berkeley.edu/cgi-bin/bibs7
- BKN Proposal for OKF: https://docs.google.com/document/pub?id=1LWQLL07mgTWNw9XGtc760vVi-Y1Uode62VBrB7itR4s
Need some consensus for scope/governance of BKN. Jim’s main idea: club of open biblio data maintainers/contributors. Need some admin support to maintain identity and web presence of the club. Need to compete with e.g. the ORCID club http://www.orcid.org/directory and find a viable business model to retain some minimal organizational capability for open biblio exploits.
- PMR: OKF is growing fast but there isn’t that much funding. Two kinds of projects: Funded projects with a clear goal vs. community projects (which can do a lot without funding)
- Journals Data already includes JISC Open Citations Journals List, url: http://opencitations.net/journals/, license: open access
- Karen: LoC has a file with 1.1 million journals: Library of congress file: http://www.loc.gov/cds/products/product.php?productID=74
- Adrian points to the German ZDB (Zeitschriftendatenbank): http://www.zeitschriftendatenbank.de (not open yet, efforts to open it are underway). Some journal data from ZDB is already available in lobid-resources. (An up-to-date export for lobid.resources with better RDF representation especially of journal data will come soon and be announced here on openbiblio.net)
- Open Citation Corpus uses BibJSON as intermediate format en route to conversion to RDF, see https://opencitations.wordpress.com/2011/07/01/the-citation-processing-pipeline-and-the-open-citations-corpus/.
- To Do: Systematic mapping from other formats to BibJSON. Establish BibJSON as standard format for representing bibliographic data.
- ACTION: Publish the mapping from BibJSON to SPAR ontologies. (David)
- Karen: Any work going on on connecting BibJSON to OpenURL servers? – Not yet.
Open Research Reports (OKF, Jenny Molloy) 2011-12-08? London. (PMR or DS)
Jenny in http://www.zoo.ox.ac.uk/staff/academics/sinkins_sp.htm
* hackathon about bibliographic data in ?
Ex Libris Expert Group on Open Data
- With Karen’s mediation, Adrian asked Carl Grant of Ex Libris to provide a blog post on OKFN blog and openbiblio.net clarifying the recent “open data expert group” announcement: http://bit.ly/jfPKDj
JISC Open Citations project
Final blogged report of JISC Open Citations Project – sister project of PMR’s Open Bibliography Project – is at https://opencitations.wordpress.com/2011/07/01/jisc-open-citations-project-%E2%80%93-final-project-blog-post/.
The Open Citations Web site (http://opencitations.net) permits you to browse the citation data of some 200,000 citing articles within the Open Access Subset (OASS) of Pubmed Central, citing ~3.4 million papers out there in the big wide world, as described at http://opencitations.wordpress.com/2011/07/03/like-a-kid-with-a-new-train-set-exploring-citation-networks/.
- Information about our SPAR (Semantic Publishing and Referencing) Ontologies can be found here: https://opencitations.wordpress.com/2010/10/14/introducing-the-semantic-publishing-and-referencing-spar-ontologies/.
- Mapping from BIBO to SPAR here: https://opencitations.wordpress.com/2011/06/29/bibo2spar-an-rdf-mapping-of-bibo-to-the-spar-ontologies/.
- Terminology for citations and references here: http://opencitations.wordpress.com/2011/07/01/nomenclature-for-citations-and-references/.
Promoting the openbiblio principles
Thomas will bring attention to principles on open bibliographic data on several mailing lists.