[open-bibliography] Examples of open bibliographic data

Jonathan Gray jonathan.gray at okfn.org
Fri Apr 29 15:43:47 UTC 2011

I would hope that all of these (and more) are listed as part of the
CKAN bibliographic data group:


This lives at the OKF, we plan to maintain it in perpetuity, it is
machine readable, anyone can contribute to it, and it is openly

The JISC OBD list is nice for a quick, human-readable overview though
- which is why I sent it here! :-)


On Fri, Apr 29, 2011 at 4:39 PM, Jim Pitman <pitman at stat.berkeley.edu> wrote:
> Jonathan Gray <jonathan.gray at okfn.org> wrote:
>> Thought this might be of interest!
>> http://obd.jisc.ac.uk/examples
> Sure, but:
> -- who is maintaining this list? How credibly for how long?
> -- where can users pick up a machine-readable export of this list? Or are users expected to scrape the html?
> -- how to contribute additional items?
> -- why is CC BY being used rather than CC0 for a list of public domain facts (who has published what data with what license where?)
> Some missing sites are Krichel's 3lib, RePEc, arXiv API, Mendeley, BibSonomy, bibkn.org, ....
> And what about the new Xref exposure of its 46M records one by one by API?
> http://www.crossref.org/CrossTech/2011/04/content_negotiation_for_crossr.html
> Is this open data?
> --Jim
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