[open-bibliography] ANN: British National Bibliography
ww at eris.okfn.org
Mon Nov 22 15:16:47 GMT 2010
Following up on the earlier announcement  that the British Library
 has made the British National Bibliography  available under a
public domain dedication, the JISC Open Bibliography  project has
worked to make this data more useable.
The data has been loaded into a Virtuoso store that is queriable
through the SPARQL Endpoint  and the URIs that we have assigned
each record use the ORDF  software to make them dereferencable,
supporting perform content auto-negotiation as well as embedding RDFa
in the HTML representation.
The data contains some 3 million individual records and some 173
million triples. Indexing the data was a very CPU intensive process
taking approximately three days. Transforming and loading the source
data took about five hours.
For more detail see http://eris.okfn.org/ww/2010/11/bl
9C7E F636 52F6 1004 E40A E565 98E3 BBF3 8320 7664
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