[open-bibliography] Nature strongly expands its linked data platform

Adrian Pohl adrian.pohl at okfn.org
Sun Jul 22 19:57:44 UTC 2012

I published a post on this on the blog, see

All the best

Nature’s data platform strongly expanded

Nature has largely expanded its Linked Open Data platform
(http://data.nature.com/) that was launched in April 2012. From
today’s press release:

“As part of its wider commitment to open science, Nature Publishing
Group’s (NPG) Linked Data Platform now hosts more than 270 million
Resource Description Framework (RDF) statements. It has been expanded
more than ten times, in a growing number of datasets. These datasets
have been created under the Creative Commons Zero (CC0) waiver, which
permits maximal use/reuse of this data. The data is now being updated
in real-time and new triples are being dynamically added to the
datasets as articles are published on nature.com.

Available at http://data.nature.com, the platform now contains
bibliographic metadata for all NPG titles, including Scientific
American back to 1845, and NPG’s academic journals published on behalf
of our society partners. NPG’s Linked Data Platform now includes
citation metadata for all published article references. The NPG
subject ontology is also significantly expanded.

The new release expands the platform to include additional RDF
statements of bibliographic, citation, data citation and ontology
metadata, which are organised into 12 datasets – an increase from the
8 datasets previously available. Full snapshots of this data release
are now available for download, either by individual dataset or as a
complete package, for registered users at

This is exciting, especially the commitment to real-time updates is a
great move and shows how serious Linked Open Data becomes in general
and in particular in the realm of bibliographic data. Also, Nature now
uses the Data Hub and has registered the data seperated into several
datasets (http://thedatahub.org/group/npg).

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