[open-bibliography] OCLC adds Linked Data to WorldCat.org | DDC 23 released as linked data at dewey.info

Rufus Pollock rufus.pollock at okfn.org
Mon Jun 25 07:52:47 UTC 2012

On 24 June 2012 15:47, Peter Murray-Rust <pm286 at cam.ac.uk> wrote:
> Thanks Karen,
> On Sun, Jun 24, 2012 at 3:01 PM, Karen Coyle <kcoyle at kcoyle.net> wrote:
>> Peter, I assume that the "technical difficulty" is the size of the
>> database -- something on the order of 180 million bibliographic records. ...
>> Ah, no, I just looked it up in their annual report:
>> 235,822,950 records, of which 189,421,960 are for books. And that's from a
>> year ago.
>> It would be very interesting to be able to slice-n-dice that database,
> Indeed

That's certainly what the BL did - albeit on a much smaller DB:


I also wonder if there is any way to extract a core dataset -- e.g. all books.


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