National Libraries and a Museum Open up Their Data Using CC0

Posted on March 12, 2012 by

From a Creative Commons Blog Post (Roundup):

CC0 has been getting lots of love in the last couple months in the realm of data, specifically GLAM data (GLAM as in Galleries, Libraries, Archives, Museums). The national libraries of Spain and Germany have released their bibliographic data using the CC0 public domain dedication tool. For those of you who don’t know what that means, it means that the libraries have waived all copyrights to the extent possible in their jurisdictions, placing the data effectively into the public domain. What’s more, the data is available as linked open data, which means that the data sets are available as RDF (Resource Description Framework) on the web, enabling the data to be linked with other data from different sources.

The blog post continues and mentions  (with links)( new open data from the National Library of Spain, National Library of Germany, and Hewitt-Cooper Museum.

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