[open-bibliography] Fwd: Open Bibliographic Data and E-LIS

Adrian Pohl adrian.pohl at okfn.org
Mon Aug 1 07:57:55 UTC 2011


I forward a mail by Giannis Tsakonas of E-LIS, "an international open
access archive for e-prints related to Librarianship, Information
Science and Technology, and related application disciplines."[1]
Contacting them months ago via isitopendata.org led to a discussion at
E-LIS about the openness of E-LIS metadata and the appropriate license
to choose. Obviously, they decided for OdbL, the attribution and
share-alike license for databases by Open Data Commons.[2]

Giannis asks the community how E-LIS could contribute its data. As far
as I know they are thinking about publishing Linked Open Data and were
quite impressed by the data that resulted from the JISC openbiblio
project. Are there any best practices for openbiblio data under OdbL?
I don't think so as all of the projects I know of have chosen a Public
Domain Waiver...

All the best

[1] http://eprints.rclis.org/

[2] http://opendatacommons.org/licenses/odbl/

---------- Forwarded message ----------
From: Giannis Tsakonas <john at lis.upatras.gr>
Date: 2011/7/8
Subject: Open Bibliographic Data and E-LIS
To: Adrian Pohl <adrian.pohl at okfn.org>
Cc: elis-executive-board at googlegroups.com

Dear Adrian hi,

I hope you are fine.I would like to deeply apologize for my long-term
absence and the lack of information on the actions taken by E-LIS on
the issue of Open Bibliographic Data. Many things occurred in the
meantime that prevented me to get in contact with you.

I would like to inform you that the E-LIS Executive Board decided to
re-inforce the statements about the openness of our metadata by
choosing the Open Data Commons Open Database License (OdbL). It is one
of the conforming licenses that we feel that matches well with our
strategy and our content. We plan to alter our statements accordingly
in our repository.

We would like your guidance on the best practices that exist in the
area and that could forward our work to this direction. The examples
that you list in the "datasets section" of the openbiblio website are
impressive and if there are any ideas about how E-LIS could
contribute, then it would be very helpful for us.

I am looking forward hearing from you.

With kind regards


Giannis Tsakonas, PhD
Library & Information Center
University of Patras
Patras, Greece
john at lis.upatras.gr

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