[open-bibliography] ANN: British National Bibliography
richard at light.demon.co.uk
Mon Nov 22 16:25:35 GMT 2010
In message <20101122151647.GM60158 at styx.org>, William Waites
<ww at eris.okfn.org> writes
>Following up on the earlier announcement  that the British Library
> has made the British National Bibliography  available under a
>public domain dedication, the JISC Open Bibliography  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  and the URIs that we have assigned
>each record use the ORDF  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.
But is it reliable? I looked up the book I wrote (Presenting XML, SAMS
Net, 1997) and find that it claims it was written by Laura Alschuler.
How did that happen?
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