New developments on Public Domain Works!

We have now completed a major load of data into the Public Domain Works database:

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There are now 125318 persons, 12840 items and 299141 works in the
database. The data we have there comes primarily from two sources:
people and book data from Philip Harper’s [NGCOBA](http://www.kingkong.demon.co.uk/ngcoba/ngcoba.htm) and recordings data from the online discographies provided by KCL’s [CHARM project](http://www.charm.kcl.ac.uk/).

We also have a load more sound recordings data (~ 600k items) almost
ready to go courtesy of [Edward Betts](http://edwardbetts.com/) and the [Open Library](http://openlibrary.org/). (And we are yet to even get started on the BBC GRAMS data …).

Also work on the [public domain calculators](http://blog.okfn.org/2008/10/17/public-domain-calculators-updates-and-a-new-list/) is still ticking over. Gisle Hannemyr recently put together a first draft of a [copyright flowchart for Norway](http://www.creativecommons.no/cache/pd_no.pdf).

Join the pd-discuss list to get involved!

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