Tuesday, May 23, 2017

Open Access Records from the Library of Congress


Library Offers Largest Release of Digital Catalog Records in History 25 Million Free Records of Bibliographic Metadata

"The Library of Congress announced today that it is making 25 million records in its online catalog available for free bulk download at loc.gov/cds/products/marcDist.php. This is the largest release of digital records in the Library’s history.
The records also will be easily accessible at data.gov, the open-government website hosted by the General Services Administration (GSA). Until now, these bibliographic records have only been available individually or through a paid subscription."

A combined LC bibliographic set is available from https://github.com/reeset/lc_data_dump

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