Yes, the browser-based cataloging editor includes an export function. Records can be exported in MARC21 or XML format.
‡biblios.net contains a central Search Target Registry, seeded with over 2,000 Z39.50 servers, making it easy for catalogers to find, create and share Z39.50 targets.
Access to just under eight-million authority records is available through the ‡biblios.net browser-based cataloging editor. Additionally, records can be accessed by application programmers via the ‡biblios.net Web Services.
‡biblios.net searching includes deduplication algorithms that provide similar functionality to FRBR work-set grouping. This deduplication is accomplished via stylesheets through the Pazpar2 metasearching toolkit.
The central record repository contains over 25-million bibliographic records and just under eight-million authority records.
Signing up is simple and free, just fill out the ‡biblios.net sign-up web form. You will be given instant access to the entire ‡biblios.net system.
‡biblios.net is a free browser-based cataloging service with a data store containing over thirty-million records. It features an intuitive metadata editor complete with templates, macros, authority auto-completion and embedded, context-sensitive help.
Catalogers can use and contribute to the database without restrictions because records in ‡biblios.net are freely-licensed under the Open Data Commons, making the service the world's largest repository of freely-licensed library records. The data is maintained by ‡biblios.net users similar to the way model used by Wikipedia.
‡biblios.net also includes a built-in federated search system allowing catalogers to find records from any Z39.50 target. A central Search Target Registry, seeded with over 2,000 Z39.50 servers, makes it easy for catalogers to find, create and share Z39.50 targets.
In addition to offering a cutting-edge cataloging interface, ‡biblios.net offers a unique social cataloging environment. Built-in forums and private messaging make finding help and communicating with other users a cinch.
There is no cost for an account, ‡biblios.net is a free service.
Yes, you can cancel your account at any time by sending an email to biblios AT liblime DOT com.
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You can learn more about open source at LibLime's Website.
‡biblios is an open-source metadata editor created by LibLime, it can be downloaded from biblios.org. ‡biblios.net is a hosted version of ‡biblios with additional Social Cataloging features such as built-in Forums, Private Messaging and Chat.
The Open Data Commons – Public Domain Dedication & Licence, commonly abbreviated as PDDL, is the first license to address open data, and in particular, sets of open data as part of an open database. As such it's suitable for licensing both large sets and individual records of library bibliographic, authority, and other library metadata.
The PDDL does for data what licenses like the GPL do for software. PDDL ensures that anyone can use, modify and distribute the records, or the entire database itself.
The entire ‡biblios.net record database is licensed under the Open Data Commons license, as are any contributed records by ‡biblios.net users. Please read the license for more information.
Yes, access to ‡biblios.net is free. Additionally, the entire ‡biblios.net database is available for download. It can also be accessed using the Z39.50 and SRU protocols, and we'll be adding support for OAI harvesting soon.
Yes, please do! There are several ways to contribute. If you have a large batch of records you'd like to contribute, you can upload them to http://archive.org and drop us an email at biblios AT liblime DOT com.
You can also upload records to ‡biblios.net right from the cataloging tool. Alternatively, if you're a programmer, you can use the ‡biblios.net Web Services API to upload records programatically after obtaining a user account.