COMET (Cambridge Open METadata)
The COMET project will release a large sub-set of bibliographic data from Cambridge University Library catalogues as open structured metadata, testing a number of technologies and methodologies including XML, RDF, SPARQL and JSON.
The project will explore the value of a linked approach to enrichment of records using services provided by OCLC to assign FAST (Faceted Application of Subject Terminology) and VIAF (Virtual International Authority File) headings to the metadata, allowing the development of innovative services for information retrieval and resource discovery.
COMET will investigate and document the availability of metadata for the library’s collections which can be released openly in machine-readable formats and the barriers which prevent other data from being exposed in this way.
Systems Development Librarian
Cambridge University Libraryemc59@cam.ac.uk