Open bibliographic data

JISC's new Guide presents the business case and the practicalities of releasing records for open use.

JISC's Guide to Open Bibliographic Data presents the rationale for releasing a library's catalogue records for open use and re-use by others.  The Guide then goes on to address key issues including:

  • Legal considerations
  • Potential costs and savings
  • Data formats and technical options
  • Data licensing
The Pathways and Connections section demonstrate how libraries may build on their own organisational business drivers to use open bibliographic data to enhance their services.