Bibliographic Dataset Use Terms

Pursuant to its Open Metadata Policy, the Harvard Library makes this set of bibliographic records and the metadata contained therein (together, the “Metadata”) available for public use under the CC0 1.0 Public Domain Designation:


Although Harvard does not impose any legally binding conditions on access to the Metadata, Harvard requests that you act in accordance with the following Community Norms of the Harvard Library with respect to the Metadata:

First, Harvard requests that the Harvard Library and OCLC Online Computer Library Center, Inc. (“OCLC”) and the Library of Congress be given attribution as a source of the Metadata, to the extent it is technologically feasible to do so.

Second, Harvard requests that you make the Metadata and any improvements thereto freely available on the same terms as Harvard has done, i.e., without claiming any legal right in, or imposing any legally binding conditions on access to, the Metadata or your improvements, and with a request to act in accordance with these Community Norms.

Third, with respect to Metadata consisting of or contained in records Harvard has obtained from the OCLC WorldCat database, Harvard requests that you respect and act in accordance with the community norms set forth in the WorldCat Rights and Responsibilities for the OCLC Cooperative.  Use of metadata from the WorldCat database for study and research is consistent with those norms, but if you plan to use such Metadata for other purposes, whether or not you are an OCLC member, we ask that you review and comply with those norms.