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Re: Swedish National Bibliography and authority data released with open license

From: Karen Coyle <kcoyle@kcoyle.net>
Date: Wed, 21 Sep 2011 08:15:14 -0700
Message-ID: <20110921081514.1568165kr456b05e@kcoyle.net>
To: public-xg-lld@w3.org
This is wonderful news, Martin. I just wish to note also that LIBRIS  
data is available in Linked Data format:



Quoting Martin Malmsten <martin.malmsten@kb.se>:

> Hi everyone,
> this is cut from the blog entry at http://t.co/6oLGhv30
> "Before the summer the Swedish national librarian, Gunnar Sahlin,  
> signed an agreement effectively releasing the Swedish National  
> Bibliography and authority files into the public domain. We are now  
> pleased to announce the general availability of these records […]
> We see the investment in Open Data as a strategic one and one that  
> is needed to ensure long term sustainability and competition when it  
> comes to the services needed by libraries and their users as well as  
> the right to control over their collections. The license chosen is  
> CC0 which waives any rights the National Library have over the  
> National Bibliography and the authority data."
> Comments are very much welcomed, especially on the use of  
> dcterms:relation in the Atom feeds.
> Best regards,
>   Martin
> _________________________________________________________
> Martin Malmsten - Head of Development
> National Library of Sweden / National cooperation Dept.
> martin.malmsten@kb.se

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