[open-bibliography] [okfn-discuss] FW: RLUK Hack Day 14 May 2014

Owen Stephens owen at ostephens.com
Mon Apr 14 19:24:27 UTC 2014

Hi all,

I'm helping organise this hack day (and I have to admit, had thought I'd forwarded the details to this list - but obviously had not - apologies for this oversight).

The records are from the RLUK database which brings together library catalogue data from major UK Research libraries - that means the majority will be records describing books, and there will be few or no records describing journal articles. I don't have any specific details regarding the make up of the records, but I think you can certainly expect some records describing theses to be included, and as well as books there are bound to be records relating to other materials such as audio-visual, maps, serials etc.

The records are being released in perpetuity, not just for the hack day.

Best wishes, and I hope to see some of you at the event.


Owen Stephens
Owen Stephens Consulting
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Email: owen at ostephens.com
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On 14 Apr 2014, at 18:29, Peter Murray-Rust <pm286 at cam.ac.uk> wrote:

> Any information on what these records are? Books, Theses or journal articles? 
> FWIW the JISC+OKFN developed BibJson to support integration of such datasets. I have registered to go in case people are interested. 
> On Mon, Apr 14, 2014 at 11:38 AM, Peter Morgan <pbm2 at cam.ac.uk> wrote:
> This might be of interest...
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> RLUK Hack Day on 14 May at Senate House Library
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> RLUK, working with The European Library, will soon be releasing over 17 million bibliographic records as Linked Open Data (LOD).
> On the back of this we are staging a Hack Day on 14 May to which we want to invite developers from the library, academic and general coding community to realise the full impact of this very large open dataset. We want to encourage people to engage with the data, reuse it and make it usable for others in the pursuit of research and learning that will benefit all.
> A one-day event, the programme is aimed at encouraging direct development of the dataset, and will be a hands-on, BYOD set of sessions for those with a practical interest in or experience of developing services and prototypes using LOD.
> There will be several hack themes for the day:
>     • Linking Up datasets
>     • WWI 
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>     • Delivering a valuable hack for RLUK members
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