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Principles for Open Bibliographic Data

From: Karen Coyle <kcoyle@kcoyle.net>
Date: Wed, 02 Mar 2011 11:41:24 -0800
Message-ID: <20110302114124.20056j6n6o34bhic@kcoyle.net>
To: public-lld <public-lld@w3.org>
** apologies for cross-postings **

The Open Bibliographic Data Working Group of the Open Knowledge  
Foundation has published a set of principles for open bibliographic  
data. [1] These principles express a philosophy of openness for  
bibliographic data in support of research and knowledge enhancement:

"For society to reap the full benefits from bibliographic endeavours,  
it is imperative that bibliographic data be made open - that is,  
available for anyone to use and re-use freely for any purpose."

It is hoped that these principles can become a rallying point for the  
ongoing discussion in the knowledge community about the ownership and  
use of this key data. You are invited to visit the OpenBiblio pages  
[2], read the principles [1], and add your name in support of  
bibliographic data that is unfettered by proprietary claims [3].

Personal endorsements are welcome, as are endorsements representing  
institutions or organizations. If you are representing a larger body,  
please note that in the comments area. Note also that the Working  
Group is interesting in hosting translations of the principles. If you  
can provide a translation, please contact openbiblio [at] okfn [dot]  
org.


[1] http://openbiblio.net/principles/
[2] http://openbiblio.net
[3] http://openbiblio.net/principles/endorse/

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Karen Coyle
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