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Re: ANN: British National Bibliography

From: Richard Light <richard@light.demon.co.uk>
Date: Mon, 22 Nov 2010 16:25:35 +0000
Message-ID: <wBWzGkr$lp6MFwsm@light.demon.co.uk>
To: William Waites <ww@eris.okfn.org>
Cc: open-bibliography@lists.okfn.org, public-xg-lld@w3.org, public-lod@w3.org
In message <20101122151647.GM60158@styx.org>, William Waites 
<ww@eris.okfn.org> writes
>Following up on the earlier announcement [1] that the British Library
>[2] has made the British National Bibliography [3] available under a
>public domain dedication, the JISC Open Bibliography [4] project has
>worked to make this data more useable.
>The data has been loaded into a Virtuoso store that is queriable
>through the SPARQL Endpoint [5] and the URIs that we have assigned
>each record use the ORDF [6] software to make them dereferencable,
>supporting perform content auto-negotiation as well as embedding RDFa
>in the HTML representation.
>The data contains some 3 million individual records and some 173
>million triples. Indexing the data was a very CPU intensive process
>taking approximately three days. Transforming and loading the source
>data took about five hours.

But is it reliable?  I looked up the book I wrote (Presenting XML, SAMS 
Net, 1997) and find that it claims it was written by Laura Alschuler. 
How did that happen?

Richard Light
Received on Monday, 22 November 2010 16:27:18 UTC

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