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

Giannis Tsakonas john at lis.upatras.gr
Mon Aug 1 16:37:53 UTC 2011

Dear Jonathan

I will be happy to. Allow me some time to prepare something valid and useful for the community.

With kind regards


On Aug 1, 2011, at 12:32 PM, Jonathan Gray wrote:

> 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:
> http://thedatahub.org/package/new
> 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,
> Jonathan
> 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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Giannis Tsakonas, PhD
Library & Information Center
University of Patras
Patras, Greece
john at lis.upatras.gr

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