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2012
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open data, library metadata, library, metadata, catalog
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Harvard Library has released 12 million catalog records into the public domain.

The Harvard Library is committed to collaboration and open access. We hope this contribution is one of many steps toward sharing the vital cultural knowledge held by libraries with all. — Mary Lee Kennedy, Senior Associate Provost for the Harvard Library

Overview

Harvard Library has released 12 million catalog records into the public domain using CC0, in accordance with it Open Metadata Policy. Its FAQ explains why.

License Usage

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Motivations

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Impact

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