[open-bibliography] OCLC agrees to CC0 with Sweden
self at evident.com
Fri Feb 14 13:36:34 UTC 2014
Excellent news. Get one more national library to agree, and, yes, let's
claim it's the new norm! :)
Also, just a reminder that in April 2012, OCLC agreed to let Harvard
release its (Harvard's) catalog data as CC0, including records that
benefited from OCLC's data enhancement as per Karen's msg.
- David Weinberger
On Fri, Feb 14, 2014 at 6:34 AM, Peter Murray-Rust <pm286 at cam.ac.uk> wrote:
> That's very good news. Do we assume that the records originally "belonged"
> to OCLC because they built the system. Is there anything specially related
> to national libraries in this?
> When we started the JISC Open Bibliography project (was it 5 years ago?)
> one goal was to work with the BL on Open Bibliography and during the
> project they released the Brit Nat Bibliography as CC0. Other national
> libraries have followed suit. So can we now make an effective case that
> this should be the norm for all national libraries?
> On Fri, Feb 14, 2014 at 10:27 PM, Karen Coyle <kcoyle at kcoyle.net> wrote:
>> I don't have the details of the contract, but I have learned that, after
>> about 10 years of discussions, OCLC has agreed that the National Library of
>> Sweden can release OCLC-derived records in its LIBRIS catalog under a CC0
>> license. This is good news, and let's hope that it sets a precedent for
>> other libraries.
>> Karen Coyle
>> kcoyle at kcoyle.net http://kcoyle.net
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