[open-bibliography] eprints.ecs.soton CC0

Jonathan Gray jonathan.gray at okfn.org
Mon Jul 5 17:41:44 BST 2010

*Amazing*. ;-)

Chris: would you be willing to write a brief guest post about this for
OKF blog? Other recent guest posts at:


(All: if you can think of any open bibliographic data stuff that you'd
like to blog about -- please don't hesitate to drop me a line!)


On Fri, Jul 2, 2010 at 4:34 PM, Christopher Gutteridge
<cjg at ecs.soton.ac.uk> wrote:
> We'll make a more formal announcement later, but we've decided to make the
> ECS EPrints repository eprints.ecs.soton.ac.uk have a completely open RDF
> license. (CC0). This also covers our other "departmental infrastructure RDF"
> such as projects, people, etc.
> It does *not* cover eprints.soton.ac.uk (the main university EPrints
> repository), which moves more slowly and carefully. It does *not* cover the
> documents in the repository.
> I think our license is please-attribute: We don't make any legal requirement
> on you to do so, but it'd be nice if you could attribute our data to us,
> unless it's a bother in which case don't worry about it.
> Hopefully this will help other places make the case for opening up data,
> where appropriate.
> --
> Christopher Gutteridge -- http://id.ecs.soton.ac.uk/person/1248
> / Lead Developer, EPrints Project, http://eprints.org/
> / Web Projects Manager, ECS, University of Southampton,
> http://www.ecs.soton.ac.uk/
> / Webmaster, Web Science Trust, http://www.webscience.org/
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Jonathan Gray

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