[open-bibliography] OCLC ODbL?
self at evident.com
Mon Jun 6 17:36:28 BST 2011
Roy just walked back from his announcement during the two-minute "Dork
Shorts" session at LOD-LAM. In a comment to my blog post about it, he
"I also mentioned a project to configure the bibliographic records for
the one million most-widely held books in WorldCat. Given the brevity
of the “dork short” time, I want to be more specific about exactly
where that experiment stands.
"This is a project that is still being formed. The intent of the
project is to investigate how to best release bibliographic data as
linked data that will provide an opportunity for us to get feedback
from other practitioners about how well we’ve done it and how useful
it might be. A part of this project will include considering the
policy and licensing issues. There’s not yet a firm timetable, but as
that is determined it will be shared with the community. We’re
encouraged by the enthusiastic response folks have shown in what we’re
doing. It will help influence the shape of what we ultimately do."
On Mon, Jun 6, 2011 at 1:04 PM, graham <graham at theseamans.net> wrote:
> This two-pronged policy seems to be continuing:
> implied threats against libraries that release their own data under a
> non-restrictive license - on the assumption that most catalogues now
> include OCLC derived data too - combined with the announcement that
> they're employing Jordan Hatcher, who did a lot of the work in creating
> the ODbL for OpenStreetMap.
> On 06/06/11 10:41, MJ Ray wrote:
>> OK, sorry for my confusion. I wish OCLC would do one thing right
>> before doing two similar things confusingly almost-right ;-)
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