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Principles for Open Bibliographic Data

From: Antoine Isaac <aisaac@few.vu.nl>
Date: Thu, 03 Mar 2011 08:19:17 +0100
Message-ID: <4D6F40F5.4010808@few.vu.nl>
To: "public-lod@w3.org" <public-lod@w3.org>, SKOS <public-esw-thes@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]

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

Karen Coyle
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