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Presentation for Hack on the Record event at the National Archives on 24/03/2012

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  • Mention the data available on the BL’s website, no need to go into too much detail as they will understand how to use it. Focus more on BNB and potential uses

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  • 1. Hack on Records March 2012 Stella Wisdom – Digital Curatorhttp://www.slideshare.net/swisdom @miss_wisdom
  • 2. How Big? What? 150 million items 625 km shelves 12 km p.a. growth Spend 319 million + £9 million worth of legal deposit Most known languages Ancient to modern Newspapers Grey lit Patents Philatelic Paintings Magazines Official Publications Wax cylinders Sound India Office Records BIPC Photographs Oral history e-publications Fanzines Manuscripts Conferences papers Websites IGOs Maps and atlases Research reports Books Music scores Exhibitions
  • 3. Increasing amount of digital•Library content being digitised and born digital includes printedtext, images, audio/visual, web archive•Library is involved in large digitisation projects such as googlebooks, and we want to make as much content open and freelyaccessible where licensing allows •http://code.google.com/apis/books/•We are looking at crowdsourcing as a way to improve access to ourdigital collections• Georeferencer http://www.bl.uk/maps/•We want to hear and learn from developers to see what apis we shouldbe developing for our content and how you would like them to bedeveloped.•1st step in the right direction with open data is releasing ourbibliographic metadata http://www.bl.uk/bibliographic/datafree.html
  • 4. British Library Open Data• British National Bibiliography Dataavailable via • linked open data •Basic RDF/XML via FTP •MARC21 via Z39.50•BNB records the publishing activity of theUnited Kingdom and the Republic of Irelandand as such is a measure of theirintellectual output•A number of related linked open datasetsare highlighted on the page http://www.bl.uk/bibliographic/datafree.html http://explore.bl.uk 4
  • 5. DataCite http://datacite.org/ •Supports researchers by allowing data to located and for reuse to be tracked •Supports data centres by establishing a mechanism that promotes discovery and reuse •Supports publishers by enabling a link between articles and the underlying data
  • 6. What does DataCite do?DataCite provides persistent identifiers (DOIs) to trusteddata centres The dataset: Storz, D et al. (2009): Planktic foraminiferal flux and faunal composition of sediment trap L1_K276 in the northeastern Atlantic. http://dx.doi.org/10.1594/PANGAEA.724325 Is supplement to the article: Storz, David; Schulz, Hartmut; Waniek, Joanna J; Schulz- Bull, Detlef; Kucera, Michal (2009): Seasonal and interannual variability of the planktic foraminiferal flux in the vicinity of the Azores Current. Deep-Sea Research Part I-Oceanographic Research Papers, 56(1), 107- 124, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.dsr.2008.08.009
  • 7. Why are you telling me?DataCite makes it‘s metadata freely available via OAI-PMH http://oai.datacite.org/Metadata contains information about digital objects (mainly researchdata) assigned DataCite DOIsDatacite Holy Grail is to link data creators with datasets, authors andpublications in order to attribute credit and track impact of digitalobjects. Currently work in progress via a number of projects We will be holding a DataCite related hackathon at CERN next yearProject source code is available https://github.com/datacite
  • 8. Other Library Open Data Initiativesdata.europeana.eu currently contains linked open data metadata on 2.4million texts, images, videos and sounds gathered from European culturalinstitutions by Europeana.http://openlibrary.org/ is run by Internet Archive and has gathered over 20million records from a variety of large catalogues as well as singlecontributions. Open Library has an api and examples of work carried out so far http://openlibrary.org/developers/apihttp://openbiblio.net/ Open Bibliographic Data Working Group of the OpenKnowledge Foundation 8
  • 9. Thank You Stella Wisdom Digital Curator The British Library 96 Euston Road London NW1 2DB Telephone: 020 74127245 Email: stella.wisdom@bl.uk Twitter: @miss_wisdom Slides - http://www.slideshare.net/swisdom 9