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Europe’s national librarians support Open Data licensing 
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CENL supports Open Data licensing

Meeting at the Royal Library of Denmark, the Conference of European National Librarians (CENL) (http://web3.nlib.ee/cenl/), has voted overwhelmingly to support the open licensing of their data.

This means that the datasets describing all the millions of books and texts ever published in Europe will become increasingly accessible for anybody to re-use. It also implies that vast quantities of trustworthy data are available for Linked Open Data developments, creating relationships between elements of information that�s never been possible before.

The first outcome of the open licence agreement is that the metadata provided by national libraries to The European Library, the service owned by CENL, and Europeana.eu, Europe�s digital library, museum and archive, will have a Creative Commons Universal Public Domain Dedication, or CC0 licence

Access the full press-release in English - PDF format -http://www.theeuropeanlibrary.org/portal/organisation/press/documents/CENL%20adopts%20CC0.pdf

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