Date November, 8th 2011, 16:00 GMT
Channel Meeting was held via Skype and Etherpad
- Adrian Pohl
- Sam Leon (OKF Community Coordinator)
- Jim Pitman
- Thad Guidry (Freebase – Google Refine)
- Sam recently joined the OKF as community coordinator and introduced himself
- he’s responsible for supporting the work in the area of open bibliographic data and open heritage.
- He might help with editing material and post things to the openbiblio.net blog if people don’t have the time
- Or he might otherwise support internal and external communication.
Some questions were brought up by Jim about whether CKAN now acts as a data repository.:
- How big a dataset can be uploaded to CKAN?
- When and what data should be uploaded to CKAN? When should a dataset that is stored elsewhere just be registered? Are there some recommendations/reflections about this anywhere?
- Is there a post about the CKAN change to a repository?
- “At the present time I think the size limit for upload of a single file is 500Mb but we could raise this pretty easily.”
- “We don’t have particular recommendations but I note that we have been
hard at work on what we call “archiving” capability. If enabled this
will automatically backup/cache a copy of a remote file to our local
storage so that if the remote file disappears we can still provide it
(this obviously needs to be somewhat configurable as there are some
massive files around and we don’t want to cache e.g. simple html pages
- “There’s a post about the release of this extension for CKAN. We actually deployed this at the same time on thedatahub for a test period but didn’t officially announce. It’s been in use since and completely stable (backend storage is actually google storage).”
Activities in Germany (Adrian)
Adrian reports from openbiblio activities in Germany:
- Legal guide published on opening up catalogue data from libraries and related institutions, see http://openbiblio.net/2011/11/03/german-guide-for-open-library-catalogue-data/
BVB and KOBV, two German library consortia, have announced to open up 22 Million bibliographic records as MARCXML and LOD (using the British Library model) (slides in German) : http://www.kobv.de/fileadmin/download/kobv_forum/09_scholz_kobv-forum_2011.pdf
Recommendations on Open Data in libraries and related institutions by DINI KIM working group are finished and will soon be officially published: https://wiki.d-nb.de/pages/viewpage.action?pageId=45419980 (Blogpost to follow)
German interview about openbiblio data at ZEIT open data blog: http://blog.zeit.de/open-data/2011/11/08/open-bibliographic-data/
Library of Congress announces new bibliographic framework
We briefly talked about the Library of Congress’ announcement regarding the ‘new bibliographic framework’ being based on Linked Data principles: http://www.loc.gov/marc/transition/news/framework-103111.html
ACTION: Adrian post about LoC (include a photo)