[2b2k][everythingismisc]“Big data for books”: Harvard puts metadata for 12M library items into the public domain
APRIL 24, 2012
(Here’s a version of the text of a submission I just made to BoingBong through their “Submitterator”). Harvard University has today put into the public domain (CC0) full bibliographic information about virtually all the 12M works in its 73 libraries. This is (I believe) the largest and most comprehensive such contribution. The metadata, in the standard MARC21 format, is available for bulk download from Harvard.