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Re: [InetBib] CERN Library publishes its book catalog as Open Data
- Date: Fri, 29 Jan 2010 21:25:55 +0100
- From: "Neubert Joachim" <J.Neubert@xxxxxx>
- Subject: Re: [InetBib] CERN Library publishes its book catalog as Open Data
Habt ihr schon konkrete Pläne (oder womöglich Prototypen) für die RDF-Fassung?
Schöne Grüße, Joachim
Von: inetbib-bounces@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx im Auftrag von Patrick Danowski
Gesendet: Fr 29.01.2010 13:52
An: Internet in Bibliotheken
Betreff: [InetBib] CERN Library publishes its book catalog as Open Data
Sehr geehrte Kolleginnen und Kollegen,
ich möchte Sie auf die folgende Information der CERN Library aufmerksam machen.
Sollten die Daten für Sie in einem Kontext von Interesse sein würde ich mich
über eine kurze Benachrichtigung sehr freuen.
Einen guten Start ins Wochenende
The CERN Library publishes its book catalog as Open Data
Librarians are in general very favourable to the principles of Open Access, but
surprisingly few libraries have so far set free the data they produce
themselves. As one of the first scientific libraries in the world, the CERN
Library offers now the bibliographic book records, held in its library catalog,
to be freely downloaded by any third party. The records are provided under the
Public Domain Data License, a license that permits colleagues around the world
to reuse and upgrade the data for any purpose.
Jens Vigen, Head of the CERN Library, says: "Books should only be catalogued
once. Currently the public purse pays for having the same book catalogued over
and over again. Librarians should act as they preach: data sets created through
public funding should be made freely available to anyone interested. Open
Access is natural for us, here at CERN we believe in openness and reuse. There
is a tremendous potential. By getting academic libraries worldwide involved in
this movement, it will lead to a natural atmosphere of sharing and reusing
bibliographic data in a rich landscape of so-called mash-up services, where
most of the actors who will be involved, both among the users and the
providers, will not even be library users or librarians. Our action is made in
the spirit of the Berlin Declaration on Open Access to Knowledge in the
Sciences and Humanities; bibliographic data belongs to the cultural
heritage.All other signatories should align their policy accordingly."
The data of CERN Library will be used by the Open Library Project to provide a
webpage for every book and allow users to add content like table of contents,
classifications and summaries.
For massive reuse of data, the data will be provided soon by an open Z39.50,
SRU and OAI interface via biblios.net, a repository of open bibliographic data.
The whole dataset can be downloaded from
The press announcement is accompanied by a YouTube Video that can be found at:
Listeninformationen unter http://www.inetbib.de.