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

Jonathan Gray jonathan.gray at okfn.org
Mon Aug 1 09:32:46 UTC 2011

This is fantastic news!

Giannis: could you start a (holding) page for your data on
TheDataHub.org, if there isn't one already? You can update this with
further info about your data as more details become available:


Also would you be willing to send us a 2-3 sentences on your use of
the ODbL for the Open Data Commons blog?

All the best,


On Mon, Aug 1, 2011 at 9:57 AM, Adrian Pohl <adrian.pohl at okfn.org> wrote:
> Hello,
> 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
> Adrian
> [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
> Giannis Tsakonas, PhD
> Library & Information Center
> University of Patras
> Patras, Greece
> john at lis.upatras.gr
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Jonathan Gray

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