[open-bibliography] Open Bibliographic Data at IFLA (+ an introduction of myself)
Anders.Soderback at kb.se
Thu Aug 5 12:19:12 BST 2010
I have been lurking on this list since the beginning, and think it is time I introduced myself to the list. I work at the National Library of Sweden with coordination of development regarding the Swedish LIBRIS union catalog/search service/bibliographic infrastructure, etc. I was involved with publishing LIBRIS as linked data a few years ago and I have probably met many participants on this list at different library conferences. My main interest in open bibliographic data comes from thinking that it is the best way to achieve a bibliographic infrastructure that maximises usability, promotes innovation, and is long-term sustainable. If possible, I'd like to be added as a member of the (already quite large) working group.
Next week I will give a presentation on "Why Open Access to Bibliographic Metadata Matters, for Libraries and for the World" at the IFLA Satellite Meeting on "Open Access and the Changing Role of Libraries". (http://www.kb.se/aktuellt/utbildningar/2010/Open-Access-and-the-Changing-Role-of-Libraries/) I will also give short presentations on "LIBRIS and Open Data" at something called the Speakers Corner in the conference venue. The Speakers Corner will be located in something called "the library lounge" - a place where the IFLA delegates can relax, recharge their laptops etc. I am not sure how many people will actually be interested in the presentations at the Speakers Corner, but this morning I realized that it would be perfect to have a print flyer on open data.
In May there was discussion on this list regarding an Open Bibliographic Data Flyer. The work seem to have continued during the virtual meeting on july 6th. Has this flyer been finished? The text is very good, but obviously it needs some editing and lay-out before it can be printed. I probably will not have time to do this before next week, but if this has already been done by someone else I would be happy do distribute such papers during IFLA.
I have seen that Patrick Danowski will give a presentation on open bibliographic data at .If there are more people from this list going to Gothenburg next week, I suggest some kind of meet up.
National Cooperation department
Kungl. biblioteket/National Library of Sweden
Mail: Box 5039, 102 41 Stockholm
Visits: Biblioteksgatan 29, Stockholm
Phone: +46 8 463 42 53
Fax: +46 8 463 42 65
Mobile: +46 73 917 24 20
E-mail: anders.soderback at kb.se
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