Category Archives: licensing

Community Discussions 3

It has been a couple of months since the round-up on Community Discussions 2 and we have been busy! BiblioHack was a highlight for me, and last week included a meeting of many OKFN types – here’s a picture taken … Continue reading

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BiblioHack: Day 1

The first day of BiblioHack was a day of combinations and sub-divisions! The event attendees started the day all together, both hackers and workshop / seminar attendees, and Sam introduced the purpose of the day as follows: coders – to … Continue reading

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DBLP releases its 1.8 million bibliographic records as open data

The following guest post is by Marcel R. Ackermann who works at the Schloss Dagstuhl – Leibniz Center for Informatics on expanding the DBLP computer science bibliography. Right from the early days of the DBLP, the decision has been made … Continue reading

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Animal Garden – open science issues

Peter and Tom Murray-Rust put together a presentation called Animal Garden, which we have now converted to a prezi for nice swooshy embedding-ness in web pages. This prezi tells the story of some teddybear scientists who try to share their … Continue reading

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Recommendations on Releasing Library Data as Open Data

Last week, the German KIM-DINI working group (KIM = Competence Centre Interoperable Metadata) officially published recommentations for the release of open data by libraries and related institutions. The recommendations are intended to serve information facilities as guide and reference text … Continue reading

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German Guide for Open Library Catalogue Data

The German legal scholar and lawyer Dr. Till Kreutzer has written a legal guide titled “Open Data – Releasing data from library catalogues” at the request of the North Rhine-Westphalian Library Service Center (hbz). For some time now there has … Continue reading

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Finnish Turku City Library and the Vaski consortia now Open Data with 1.8M MARC-records

I’m happy to announce that our Vaski-consortia of public libraries  serving total 300 000 citizens in Turku and the a dozen surrounding municipalities in western Finland, have recently published all of our 1.8 million bibliographical records in the open, as … Continue reading

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Did you hear that loud bang? That was CENL releasing their data under CC0

The conference of European National Librarians (CENL) came up with great news last wednesday! Data from all European national libraries will be published under an open license! From the announcement: “Meeting at the Royal Library of Denmark, the Conference of … Continue reading

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Open bibliographic data checklist

This guest post by Jindřich Mynarz was originally published here under a Creative Commons Attribution license. I have decided to write a few points that might be of interest to those thinking about publishing open bibliographic data. The following is … Continue reading

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Open national bibliography data by New Zealand National Library

A tweet by Owen Stephens prodded me to the New Zealand National Library’s service which provides the national bibliography as MARC/MARCXML dumps (350,000 records) licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution license. Great! Obviously this service has been around for a … Continue reading

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