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

Peter Murray-Rust pm286 at cam.ac.uk
Mon Feb 3 17:35:05 UTC 2014

If it's going to be called LOD then it has to have an Open licence (first
star of TimBL). If it isn't Open, use the LOD hammer to make them make it

On Mon, Feb 3, 2014 at 2:15 PM, Adrian Pohl <adrian.pohl at okfn.org> wrote:

> 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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Peter Murray-Rust
Reader in Molecular Informatics
Unilever Centre, Dep. Of Chemistry
University of Cambridge
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