[open-bibliography] Library support and REST
cjg at ecs.soton.ac.uk
Tue Oct 26 09:58:41 BST 2010
OK. Open is very important, but most people won't do extra work for the
common good. I prefer carrots to sticks, but maybe appealing to
librarians isn't the only approach...
Peter Murray-Rust wrote:
> I had hoped to find some feeling among libraraians that they cared
> about this but I haven't seen any - I've blogged, tweeted, etc. and I
> know these get around.
It may be that individual libraries don't feel they will see the return
on investment of the training in new techniques, retooling of data and
risk of changing their licenses.
Someone pays for libraries, right? Mostly not the users.
Is it possible to come up with a simple and clear story to lobby with,
lobby people much higher up the structure. Getting funding councils to
require Open Access publication of work they fund was a great idea. Can
something similar happen with libraries?
Excuse a rather naive question; but what types of libraries exist in the
world? Each major type may require a different approach. I can think of;
Public Lending Libraries
National Archive Libraries
Personal Libraries (my bookshelf & harddrive)
Are archives of data (Flickr, Youtube) libraries?
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