« The US Library of Congress Just Put 25 Million Records Online, Free of Charge »

Anthony Nelzin-Santos

David Nild, ScienceAlert :

Knowledge is power, the old saying goes, but it isn’t much use if it’s hidden away – so we’re excited to learn that the US Library of Congress is making 25 million of its records available for free, for anyone to access online: Cataloging Distribution Service, Library of Congress’).

The bibliographic data sets, like digital library cards, cover music, books, maps, manuscripts, and more, and their publication online marks the biggest release of digital records in the Library’s history.

Où j’apprends, par ailleurs, l’existence du plug-in Unpaywall pour Firefox et Chrome, qui permet de sauter le paywall qui entoure des millions d’articles scientifiques pourtant financés par fonds publics.