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
The Web NDL Authorities is now fully released by the National Diet Library, Japan (NDL). The Web NDL Authorities is a service that provides NDL’s authority records as Linked Open Data and makes them accessible to the Semantic Web.
For details, please refer also to this paper: http://conference.ifla.org/past/ifla77/149-tadahiko-en.pdf
By OSHIBA, Tadahiko (NDL)
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:
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
- A free Z39.50 service for libraries to selectively download records in MARC21
- Bulk data sets in XML (RDF/DC) for researchers and organisations wishing to utilise the data (e.g. data mining)
The British Library is also collaborating with researchers at the University of Cambridge as part of the ‘Open Bibliography’ project investigating new models for libraries to unlock the potential of their records (e.g. as open linked data).
Anyone interested in the new services should contact: email@example.com