[openbiblio-dev] [open-bibliography] ANN: British National Bibliography

Rufus Pollock rufus.pollock at okfn.org
Mon Nov 22 20:34:14 UTC 2010

Hi Will (completely changing cc),

Great work on this :)

One very minor request: as your post
(<http://eris.okfn.org/ww/2010/11/bl>) is a) really useful and b) part
of the JISC OpenBib work please could you also repost it on
openbiblio.net (that's where it gets picked up by JISC from).

Also suggestion for minor reformatting of record entries [1] (you've
already done a great job here!):

1. Subject (e.g. 828.8) should be a hyperlink and other 'rdf' stuff in
that field should be hidden
2. Authors should be a hyperlink and rdf stuff should be hidden
3. What is foaf:isPrimaryTopicCo and what do links mean?

[1]:  e.g. <http://bnb.bibliographica.org/entry/GB5105728>


On 22 November 2010 15:16, William Waites <ww at eris.okfn.org> wrote:
> Following up on the earlier announcement [1] that the British Library
> [2] has made the British National Bibliography [3] available under a
> public domain dedication, the JISC Open Bibliography [4] project has
> worked to make this data more useable.
> The data has been loaded into a Virtuoso store that is queriable
> through the SPARQL Endpoint [5] and the URIs that we have assigned
> each record use the ORDF [6] software to make them dereferencable,
> supporting perform content auto-negotiation as well as embedding RDFa
> in the HTML representation.
> The data contains some 3 million individual records and some 173
> million triples. Indexing the data was a very CPU intensive process
> taking approximately three days. Transforming and loading the source
> data took about five hours.
> For more detail see http://eris.okfn.org/ww/2010/11/bl
>   1. http://openbiblio.net/2010/11/17/jisc-openbibliography-british-library-data-release/
>   2. http://www.bl.uk/
>   3. http://www.bl.uk/bibliographic/natbib.html
>   4. http://openbiblio.net/
>   5. http://bnb.bibliographica.org/sparql
>   6. http://ordf.org/
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> William Waites
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