Video now online: CC Salon (2011-01-11) w/ Internet Archive, LinkedIn, 3taps, Tim O'Reilly

What does it mean to be open in a data-driven world? On January 11, 2011, we gathered together four knowledgeable individuals who interact with data in different ways and who each understand the importance of exploring this timely question. The result was a stellar CC Salon at LinkedIn Headquarters. You can now watch the video … Read More “Video now online: CC Salon (2011-01-11) w/ Internet Archive, LinkedIn, 3taps, Tim O'Reilly”

University of Michigan Library adds 700k bibliographic records to the public domain via CC0

University of Michigan Library Card Catalog by dfulmer / CC BY In addition to changing their default licensing policy from CC BY-NC to CC BY, the University of Michigan has enabled even greater sharing and reuse by releasing more than half a million bibliographic records into the public domain using the CC0 public domain dedication. … Read More “University of Michigan Library adds 700k bibliographic records to the public domain via CC0”

The British Library releases 3 million bibliographic records into the public domain using CC0

The British Library by stevecadman / CC BY-SA The British Library has released three million records from the British National Bibliography into the public domain using the CC0 public domain waiver. The British National Bibliography contains data on publishing activity from the United Kingdom and the Republic of Ireland since 1950. JISC OpenBibliography has made … Read More “The British Library releases 3 million bibliographic records into the public domain using CC0”

Creative Commons reporting from the International Open Government Data Conference

Surburban Trends is one of the winners of the MashupAustralia Contest, and uses several CC BY licensed datasets. David Bollier writes in Viral Spiral, “Governments are coming to realize that they are one of the primary stewards of intellectual property, and that the wide dissemination of their work—statistics, research, reports, legislation, judicial decisions—can stimulate economic innovation, … Read More “Creative Commons reporting from the International Open Government Data Conference”

Cologne-based libraries release 5.4 million bibliographic records via CC0

Last week we tweeted that Cologne-based libraries had released 5.4 million bibliographic records under CC0. This is tremendous news, as “libraries have been involved with the Open Access movement for a long time.” From the press release, Rolf Thiele, deputy director of the USB Cologne, states: “Libraries appreciate the Open Access movement because they themselves … Read More “Cologne-based libraries release 5.4 million bibliographic records via CC0”