[open-bibliography] Fwd: LibraryCloud university of florida
jonathan.gray at okfn.org
Mon Mar 21 13:54:26 GMT 2011
Thanks Adrian. Are you in touch with them? Or is anyone else on the
list in touch with them about licensing?
Tim: have you been talking to them directly?
All the best,
On Mon, Mar 21, 2011 at 2:45 PM, Adrian Pohl <adrian.pohl at okfn.org> wrote:
> I don't know whether this really is a "data release". What is licensed
> are individual records and no full data dumps. As far as I know
> Florida University library didn't provide an export of records with a
> waiver (yet).
> As in the past it always were catalog dumps that were licensed, this
> is the first case that an open license is attached to individual
> records. I think that a Public Domain Mark would be more
> appropriate for this use case as everything speaks for individual
> bibliographic records being public domain, at least if they don't
> contain abstracts. By attaching a waiver to data originally created by
> Florida university library staff they implicitely state that you CAN
> claim copyright on individual records.
> I would like to know what is the goal of this initiative. Does anybody
> on this list know more about its background? Openly licensing
> individual records doesn't prevend OCLC or any other agent from
> aggregating records into another catalog and copyrighting this
> collection. The legal status of the whole simply doesn't derive from
> the status of its parts. Thus, legally, you can claim intellectual
> copyright on a collection of openly licensed material. OCLC themselves
> has made clear they aren't claiming intellectual property rights on
> single records.
> I think, it's the licensing of collections of data, of whole catalogs
> that really matters. Convention shows that single records were and are
> always treated as if they were public domain so we don't have to fight
> for this anymore. The Principles on Open Bibliographic Data take
> this into account as they explicitely refer to collections. It would
> be great if the University of Florida library would publish a dump of
> all public domain records under CC0.
>  See http://creativecommons.org/weblog/entry/23830
>  See 2 C. of the "WorldCat Rights and Responsibilities for the OCLC
> Cooperative": "OCLC claims copyright rights in WorldCat as a
> compilation, it does not claim copyright ownership of individual
> records." http://www.oclc.org/worldcat/recorduse/policy/default.htm
>  http://openbiblio.net/principles/
> 2011/3/21 Jonathan Gray <jonathan.gray at okfn.org>:
>> Thanks very much for this Tim! Great news.
>> Adrian, Mark: shall we put an item about this on openbiblio.net? We
>> could tag things like this 'data releases' or something. This would
>> also be *very* useful to have as an archive.
>> On Fri, Mar 18, 2011 at 3:49 PM, Tim Spalding <tim at librarything.com> wrote:
>>> Eric Lease Morgan said I could send this, which went to another list we're on:
>>> ---------- Forwarded message ----------
>>> From: Eric Lease Morgan <eric.lease.morgan at gmail.com>
>>> Date: Fri, Mar 18, 2011 at 10:36 AM
>>> Subject: LibraryCloud university of florida
>>> The following from the University of Florida may be of interest to the group:
>>> Beginning March 2011, the University of Florida Smathers
>>> Libraries implemented a policy to include a Creative Commons
>>> license in all of its original cataloging records. The records
>>> are considered public domain with unrestricted downstream use for
>>> any purpose.
>>> The following MARC 588 field (Source of Description Note) is
>>> added to new records contributed to WorldCat. It has not been
>>> added retrospectively to University of Florida original records
>>> in WorldCat.
>>> 588::|a This bibliographic record is available under a
>>> Creative Commons CC0 license. The University of Florida
>>> Libraries, as creator of this bibliographic record, has
>>> waived all rights to it worldwide under copyright law,
>>> including all related and neighboring rights, to the extent
>>> allowed by law.
>>> The University of Florida OPAC (a Solr/Lucene search engine) is
>>> configured to display a Creative Commons CC0 license statement
>>> based on the presence of a University of Florida OCLC symbol in
>>> the MARC 040 field |a. The specified 040 |a is mapped to the
>>> originalcataloger_text field in the Solr/Lucene record if it
>>> exists in incoming records. This allows the statement to be
>>> displayed in the OPAC for original records retrospectively, i.e.,
>>> records without the 588 field, and appear in RSS feeds.
>>> See http://bit.ly/hAsh7Y
>>> Eric Lease Morgan
>>> University of Notre Dame
>>> Check out my library at http://www.librarything.com/profile/timspalding
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