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Danish National Bibliography as linked open data

A testfile containing books in the Danish National Bibliography 2010 and 2011 as linked open data has been published by DBC (Danish Bibliographic Centre) on oss.dbc.dk. A SPARQL endpoint to the corresponding triple store is available at http://lod.dbc.dk/webui/. DBC will continue working with LOD, expanding the scope to other types of material and authority data, providing more links and moving towards publishing the National Bibliography on a regular basis as LOD

Linked Open BNB Preview Now Available


The British Library is developing a version of the British National Bibliography which it will make available as Linked Open Data.

The initial offering includes published books with future releases extending coverage to include serial publications, multipart works, integrating resources, kits and forthcoming publications.

The first subset of the British National Bibliography, covering books published or distributed in the UK since 2005, is currently available for preview at:

SPARQL endpoint: bnb.data.bl.uk/sparql
Describe endpoint: bnb.data.bl.uk/describe
Search service: bnb.data.bl.uk/search & bnb.data.bl.uk/items

Links to the following linked open data sources have been provided:
GeoNames (for country of publication)
MARC country and language codes
RDF Book Mashup

The preview system represents a work in progress, but one we hope is sufficiently developed to be of interest to external audiences. Some further details and background documentation may be found at: http://www.bl.uk/bibliographic/datafree.html