This is the OpenCitations blog at https://opencitations.wordpress.com/.
OpenCitations is an independent infrastructure organization for open scholarship dedicated to the publication of open bibliographic and citation data by the use of Semantic Web (Linked Data) technologies. It is also engaged in advocacy for open citations, particularly in its role as a key founding member of the Initiative for Open Citations (I4OC).
All the data published by OpenCitations are described using the SPAR Ontologies according to the OpenCitations Data Model, and are made freely available so that others may freely build upon, enhance and reuse them for any purpose, without restriction under copyright or database law.
The OpenCitations web site, where these citation data are available, is at http://opencitations.net.
A prototype of the OpenCitations Corpus, the first dataset released by OpenCitations, was first developed in 2010 by David Shotton, Ben O’Steen and Alex Dutton at the University of Oxford, as described in this blog post.
Since 2015, with David Shotton (University of Oxford, UK) and Silvio Peroni (University of Bologna, Italy) as Co-Directors, the OpenCitations Corpus has been re-instantiated at the University of Bologna. Updated news on the evolution of the infrastructure can be found in the “About” page of the official website.
Our sister blog is the Semantic Publishing Blog at https://semanticpublishing.wordpress.com/.