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Re: [open-bibliography] ANN: British National Bibliography

From: Richard Light <richard@light.demon.co.uk>
Date: Mon, 22 Nov 2010 18:31:58 +0000
Message-ID: <3VuyDewecr6MFws9@light.demon.co.uk>
To: "Deliot, Corine" <Corine.Deliot@bl.uk>
Cc: List for Working Group on Open Bibliographic Data <open-bibliography@lists.okfn.org>, Peter Murray-Rust <pm286@cam.ac.uk>, public-lod@w3.org, William Waites <ww@eris.okfn.org>, public-xg-lld@w3.org
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"Deliot, Corine" <Corine.Deliot@bl.uk> writes
>The record you found was created prior to publication for the British 
>National Bibliography (BNB), on the assumption that it would be 
>published in the UK and would be part of the Library's legal deposit 
>intake. It may worth pointing out that records created prior to 
>publication, on the basis of information provided by the publisher, 
>sometimes contain inaccurate data.

Ah: that was probably the person they _wanted_ to write the book ;-)

>The item was however published in the United States and was ineligible 
>for the BNB. The BL subsequently purchased this item; this has been 
>catalogued and correctly attributed. When I searched our "Search our 
>catalogue" under the title "Presenting XML", your book was the first hit.
>We will take steps to delete the incorrect record from our catalogue 
>but it will remain in our rdf/xml dataset until we update this data. 
>William may want to delete it from his version of our data set.

Thanks for the explanation.  Of course (on reflection!) it shouldn't be 
in the BNB.  Any thoughts on the suggestion of a zip download, or maybe 
FTP support?  I've tried three methods of downloading - all failed 
("file too big", essentially).

Richard Light
Received on Monday, 22 November 2010 18:35:21 UTC

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