[openbiblio-dev] Metadata format for Bibliographica

Primavera De Filippi primavera.defilippi at okfn.org
Wed Mar 16 19:34:49 UTC 2011

Hi all,
I have been talking with Robert Myers concerning possibility to integrate
metadata from Freebase into PublicDomainWorks.net.
Robert is grabbing information on visual artists and their works out of the
freebase database, and we would like to make this information accessible to
Right now, this can only be done by re-formatting freebase metadata into the
format currently used by PublicDomainWorks.net.

However, after a discussion with Rufus and Tatiana, we have agreed that the
whole PDW database should be eliminated, and the interface should be
re-coded so as to go and query directly the Bibliographica database. This
operation will be done in the following months.

Before we can do this, we need the technical specification of the format
used by Bibliographica for their database, so that we can (1) import new
data directly into Bibliographica, and (2) implement the code for
PublicDomainWorks to directly query Bibliographica database.

If anyone could provide a proper documentation on the format used for the
metadata and the procedure to insert it into Bibliographica, that would be
really helpful !

Looking forward to your answer,
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