[openbiblio-dev] [open-bibliography] British Library data announcement

Jim Pitman pitman at stat.Berkeley.EDU
Wed Nov 17 21:42:49 UTC 2010

Mark MacGillivray <mark at odaesa.com> wrote:

> This is to notify list members that we have today published a post on
> http://openbiblio.net announcing the British Library release of the
> British National Bibliography dataset.
> Further details on the post:
> http://openbiblio.net/2010/11/17/jisc-openbibliography-british-library-data-release/

Released under CC0! Bravo.

> We are also working on getting the data up in a more useful environment - details to follow very soon.

Excellent. I look forward to this. 
What I would like is to be able to easily filter out a dump of books by broad subject
domain, e.g. mathematics or statistics, and then be able to do some serious processing of those 
locally. This should be easier to provide than a full API, right? Who to contact to lobby for
priority for such use cases?

Great thanks to all those who contributed to this effort.
Jim Pitman
Director, Bibliographic Knowledge Network Project

Professor of Statistics and Mathematics
University of California
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Berkeley, CA 94720-3860

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