Funded By: JISC
Project Website: http://openbiblio.net
Cottage Labs Lead: Mark
Cottage Labs Involved: Richard
Timeline: June 2010 - May 2011
This project will publish a substantial corpus of bibliographic metadata as Linked Open Data, using existing semantic web tools, standards (RDF, SPARQL), linked data patterns and accepted Open ontologies (FoaF, Bibo, DC, FRBR, etc). The data will be from two distinct sources: traditional library catalogues (Cambridge University Library and the British Library) and ToCs from a scientific publisher, the IUCr. None of the material is currently available as LOD, furthermore the outputs can be guaranteed to be open (unlike many existing data efforts, linked or otherwise).
Key strategies include transformation of current publishersâ model to create Open Bibliography as part of their future business, and the immediate and continuing engagement of the scholarly community.
Deliverables include a maintained and growing bibliography on the IUCr site and engagements with other like-minded publishers such as PLoS.
There is a follow-on project at JISC Open Biblio 2