Information Access Seminar

Open Bibliography

Friday, February 18, 2011
3:00 pm to 5:00 pm
Jim Pitman

The Open Bibliographic Data Working Group of the Open Knowledge Foundation has published a set of principles for open bibliographic data: 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 endeavors, it is imperative that bibliographic data be made open — that is, available for anyone to use and re-use freely for any purpose."

This presentation will address the social, technical, legal and economic issues involved in the management and dissemination of bibliographic data, the changes already taking place as the principles of open bibliography are being widely promoted, and the likely nature of further developments if the principles become widely accepted.

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