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Re: JISC Open Bib Guide

From: Antoine Isaac <aisaac@few.vu.nl>
Date: Thu, 18 Nov 2010 17:49:58 +0100
Message-ID: <4CE55936.3040100@few.vu.nl>
To: Jodi Schneider <jodi.schneider@deri.org>
CC: Monica Duke <m.duke@ukoln.ac.uk>, public-xg-lld <public-xg-lld@w3.org>
Monica, Jodi,

>> Or we could invite Owen (or whoever was most appropriate - I can find out) to join the telcon next week to explain and answer questions.
> A telcon discussion (next week, say) about the Open Bibliographic Data Guide
> http://obd.jisc.ac.uk/
> <http://obd.jisc.ac.uk/>sounds useful!

That would be really great, yes. Please invite Owen, or whomever you think is qualified!  Including you of course :-)
I'm not chairing next week, but I guess we could have a 20 minute slot on this--perhaps a bit more, if the guest is willing to spend more time on our call...

> Thanks for the blog post you shared, Monica. To extract/summarize, quoting from
> http://infteam.jiscinvolve.org/wp/2010/11/15/what-does-open-bibliographic-metadata-mean-for-academic-libraries/
> "Recently there seems to be a surge in activity around open bibliographic metadata" in libraries and cultural heritage institutions.
> "All of this effort distributed around the world begs a number of questions. Why are all these people releasing their data under open licences? What’s in it for them? What are the costs? What are the practical considerations? How have they navigated the pitfalls inherent in licensing this data?
> At JISC we think there are some intriguing benefits from taking the open approach to bibliographic metadata. We think it will maximise the possibilities for reusing the metadata to develop new and innovative services for librarians, researchers, students and teachers. But what does all this innovation and experimentation mean for UK academic librarians?
> JISC commissioned David Kay, Paul Miller and Owen Stephens to think about those questions and to produce a guide that academic librarians can use to establish whether this is an area they need to investigate and, if it is, how to get started.
> The Open Bibliographic Data Guide is available now <http://obd.jisc.ac.uk/> and it explores 17 use cases that may be furthered by taking an open approach to bibliographic data.
> The guide is intended to be a living resource not a snapshot. So we are keen for people to enrich the guide by commenting."
> -Jodi
>> Note the scope of the work was Open Data (defined more broadly than linked data - with linked Open Data seen as one way of opening up data).

Thanks for the summary, Jodi!

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