Open Knowledge: Open Data About Cultural Works
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In 2004 there was almost no open data available about cultural works, books and manuscripts, such as bibliographic information. Early Open Knowledge Foundation cultural projects were limited to working with donations of data from private collections, and data that had been collected and manually requested from institutions. Change was slow. In 2007, 150 organisations petitioned the Library of Congress to mention open data in a major report on the future of bibliographic information, but there was no traction. Institutions were not responsive.