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Rufus Pollock is Founder and President of Open Knowledge.

BibServer Code Sprint January 2011

BibServer team will be having a code sprint this week. When: Tuesday 17 Where: Cambridge, UK (and online) More details to follow.

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Talk at UKSG 2011 Conference on Open Bibliography

This is a post by Rufus Pollock, a member of the Working Group and co-Founder of the Open Knowledge Foundation. Yesterday, I was up in Harrogate at the UKSG (UK Serials Group) annual conference to speak in a keynote session … Continue reading

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Bibliographica, an Introduction

It’s time to talk a bit about Bibliographica, a new project of the Open Knowledge Foundation.

Bibliographica is designed to make it easier for scholars and researchers to share and collect information about work in their field. It provides an open source software platform to create and share semantically rich information about publications, authors and their [...]

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Public Domain Calculators at Europeana

The following guest post is from Christina Angelopoulos at the Institute for Information Law (IViR) and Maarten Zeinstra at Nederland Kennisland who are working on building a series of Public Domain Calculators as part of the Europeana project. Both are also members of the Open Knowledge Foundation’s Working Group on the Public Domain.

Over the past [...]

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Open bibliographic data promotes knowledge of the public domain

The following guest post is from John Mark Ockerbloom, library scientist at the University of Pennsylvania Libraries and editor of The Online Books Page. He blogs at Everybody’s Libraries.

I’ve recently gotten involved with two Open Knowledge Foundation working groups, one on open bibliographic data and one on identifying public domain materials. Folks who follow [...]

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Public Domain Day 2010: A roundup

January 1st 2010 was Public Domain Day, when around the world various works fell out of copyright and into the public domain. Back in November we put together a rough list of which works fall into the public domain:

You can find the list of 563 authors on our Public Domain Works project, which [...]

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Seasons Greetings from the Open Knowledge Foundation!

A big Merry Christmas from the Open Knowledge Foundation to all our friends and supporters! In the festive spirit, we’ve put together a few images, texts and audio recordings from various open knowledge projects for your delectation. If you’d have any suggestions for things to add, please let us know in the comments below. See [...]

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Which works fall into the public domain in 2010?

On the first of January every year works from around the world fall out of copyright and into the public domain. But, how do we know which works fall into the public domain when?

In previous years there have been blog posts about this – for example, see the Everybody’s Libraries posts from 1st January 2008 [...]

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Documentation from the Public Domain Calculators Meeting

Last week we had a meeting about building a set of Public Domain Calculators for countries across Europe (which we blogged about earlier this month). The public domain calculators will help to determine whether or not a given work is in copyright in a given jurisdiction.

We started out by reviewing existing work on the calculators. [...]

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Public Domain Calculators Meeting, 10-11th November 2009

There is often a tendency to talk of ‘the public domain’ and of works falling out of copyright and ‘into the public domain’ – as though there is a single set of works which are out of copyright all over the world. In fact, of course, there are different national laws about the nature and [...]

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