[open-bibliography] Knowledge for All & the Citation Commons

Jonathan Gray jonathan.gray at okfn.org
Tue Jul 6 14:57:14 BST 2010

Thanks Ed!

I'm hoping that we can go with the distributed option (flowers
blooming) but also encourage collaboration by:

  (i) inviting relevant folks to this group/list
  (ii) building community via monthly calls and annual/biannual events

Also promoting open bibliographic data at national library/policy
level, via research funding bodies, etc will be important. And to do
this effectively it will be valuable to continue to collate compelling
examples of open bib data being reused in useful/interesting ways! ;-)


On Tue, Jul 6, 2010 at 3:48 PM, Ed Summers <ehs at pobox.com> wrote:
> I thought this recent news about the Knowledge for All project might
> be of interest:
>  Hot Type: Canadian University Hopes to Lead Fight Against High
> Subscription Prices
>  http://chronicle.com/article/Canadian-University-Hopes-to/66095/?key=QWN0JAc8ZXMfZ3AyKSBKeHZUb3UrIx5xPSVEYngaZVBT
> There seem to be an increasing amount of interest in bibliographic
> information on the web, such as the beginnings of a 'Citation Commons'
> being promoted by JISC and SURF?
>  Open Access for UK Research - JISC’s contributions
>  http://www.jisc.ac.uk/publications/programmerelated/2010/openaccessmainbrochure.aspx
> It would be great if we could all somehow work together on this. But
> perhaps it would be better to all share data in similar ways and let a
> thousand distributed, bibliographic flowers bloom?
> //Ed
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Jonathan Gray

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