[open-bibliography] Linked Data for Libraries (LD4L) project

Adrian Pohl adrian.pohl at okfn.org
Mon Feb 3 14:15:20 UTC 2014

The Mellon-funded Linked Data for Libraries (LD4L) project at Cornell,
Harvard and Stanford might bring things forward regarding the
availability of open bibliographic data on the web. See the recent
blog post on the project by David Weinberger.[1]

In the December announcement[2] of the project from Harvard it reads:
"Ultimately, the goal of the project is to create a system that pulls
information out of its existing silos—like library catalogs, finding
aids, reading lists and more—into a common format that people can use
to  find and understand information. This new system would apply to
all scholarly and creative disciplines, including the sciences, the
arts and  the humanities."

The question is whether the project's goal is linked _open_ data, i.e.
publishing large amounts of bibliographic data for journal articles
etc. under an open license. Or whether the goal is to have the data on
the web as linked data but without open licensing...

Can anybody on this list provide some more information on this project
regarding openbiblio data?

- Adrian

[1] http://www.hyperorg.com/blogger/2014/02/01/linked-data-for-libraries-and-were-off/
[2] http://library.harvard.edu/12162013-1308/harvard-cornell-stanford-libraries-project-receives-grant

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