[open-bibliography] Harvard puts 12M bib records into public domain (CC0)
self at evident.com
Wed Apr 25 18:33:06 BST 2012
Good questions. Be prepared for mediocre answers.
1. There isn't a forum established for this. There should at least be
a discussion page. I'll suggest that. Thanks. In the meantime, I'll
forward these questions to the small list of people who have been
working on this initiative for the past year.
2. An updates feed is a great idea. It may already be contemplated.
3. I can answer the API dump question with a little more authority
since the API access is being offered via the DPLA prototype platform
that our group is working on. So, yes, you're right. API queries to
fields within the dpla namespace sometimes return enhanced data,
especially wrt uniform title, but eventually there will be more (e.g.
clean up date formats, etc.). We should be offering that data for
download, and we'll get around to it. But there's a lot on our plate
now. In the meantime, if you need that enhanced data, we'll be happy
to make it available to you ahead of time. If there's strong demand
for these tables, that'll bump it up the todo list.
On Wed, Apr 25, 2012 at 12:58 PM, Tom Morris <tfmorris at gmail.com> wrote:
> On Tue, Apr 24, 2012 at 11:22 AM, David Weinberger <self at evident.com> wrote:
> Very cool. What is the best forum to discuss and ask questions? For
> example, the documentation says that the dump will be refreshed weekly
> -- is there any plan to offer an updates feed (e.g. Atom) a la LC
> Identities feed? Any plan to offer data dumps of the data available
> through the API (it seems to contain something different than pure
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