12 PM | 29 Jan

CERN Library publiziert Open Bibliographic Book Data

Wie ich schon auf der SWIB09 angekuendigt hatte, veroeffentlicht das CERN die Bibliographischen Daten aller am CERN katalogisierten Buecher unter der Public Domain Dedication Licence und unter CC0.

In der Ankuendigung erklaert Jens Vigen, Head Librarian des CERN:

Books should only be catalogued once. Currently the public purse pays for having the same book catalogued over and over again. Librarians should act as they preach: data sets created through public funding should be made freely available to anyone interested. Open Access is natural for us, here at CERN we believe in openness and reuse. There is a tremendous potential. By getting academic libraries worldwide involved in this movement, it will lead to a natural atmosphere of sharing and reusing bibliographic data in a rich landscape of so-called mash-up services, where most of the actors who will be involved, both among the users and the providers, will not even be library users or librarians. Our action is made in the spirit of the Berlin Declaration on Open Access to Knowledge in the Sciences and Humanities; bibliographic data belongs to the cultural heritage.All other signatories should align their policy accordingly“

Ich hoffe das noch viele Bibliotheken dieser Idee folgen werden. Zu der Publikation der Daten gibt es ach ein kleines Video:

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