[open-bibliography] Fwd: FAST (Faceted Application of Subject Terminology) Dataset
tennantr at oclc.org
Thu Feb 16 17:14:13 GMT 2012
There is even at least one of us on this list. :-) I would be happy to take
this forward as a request, although I can't speak for my colleagues about
where this might fall among their other priorities. Thanks,
Senior Program Officer
On 2/16/12 2/16/12 8:47 AM, "Jim Pitman" <pitman at stat.Berkeley.EDU> wrote:
> Peter Murray-Rust <pm286 at cam.ac.uk> wrote:
>>> Just checking - these are under ODCBy so are OKD-compliant?
> Apparently, from http://www.oclc.org/research/news/2012-02-15.htm
> "The bulk downloadable versions of FAST are offered at no charge. Like FAST
> content available through the FAST Experimental Linked Data Service, the
> downloadable versions of FAST are made available under the Open Data Commons
> Attribution (ODC-By) license."
> Etienne, do you think you could do a parse to map these to some form of
> JSON/BibJSON and post e.g. to CKAN?
> That exercise would push some issues of how BibJSON should embed subject
> Other obvious headings datasets to provide BibJSON parsers for are MESH and
> MSC2010. I've done some previous
> work on MSC2010 and will be glad to keep pushing that along.
> We should try to develop some systematic way to make subject ontologies
> available to BibJSON users, and especially
> aim to have these ontologies seamlessly available to BibJSON dataset creators
> in whatever editing interfaces we are able to
> Best outcome for us is if OCLC would host JSON as an alternate export format
> for FAST with a link to BibJSON which
> would raise the visibility of our BibJSON efforts. I dont think current
> BibJSON is rigorous enough for that level of exposure
> yet. But with some attention to version control and validation as per previous
> discussions on the dev list, we are nearly there.
> Anyone with connections to OCLC willing to play a diplomatic role in
> encouraging OCLC to provide JSON export for FAST?
> Jim Pitman
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