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Topic: Dataset licences

I've just read in the latest NBN eNews that it is now possible to assign a licence type to a dataset.

https://data.nbn.org.uk/api/taxonDatasets doesn't appear to have been modified to provide this information though?

Is there a way via web-services to discover which licence applies to each downloaded record so that we can know how each record may be used?

Keith

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Re: Dataset licences

A filter option of some sort would also be useful on this.

LERC Officer
Merseyside BioBank - Local Environmental Records Centre for North Merseyside
www.MerseysideBioBank.org.uk

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Re: Dataset licences

The dataset licence stuff is in the dataset resource,  /api/dataset/{id}, you can filter datasets by type of licence like so /api/datasets/licenced/CC-BY

Current licences are CC0, CC-BY, CC-BY-NV and OGL, you cannot however get directly to the dataset licence from the records themselves, only through the dataset metadata. Currently its not documented and as much as I dislike leaving it that way I don't have enough time to do the documentation fully right now.

Matt Debont
Application Developer
Joint Nature Conservation Committee, Monkstone House, City Road, Peterborough PE1 1JY, UK

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Re: Dataset licences

that's great cheers Matt.

LERC Officer
Merseyside BioBank - Local Environmental Records Centre for North Merseyside
www.MerseysideBioBank.org.uk

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Re: Dataset licences

Thanks Matt. Seems to work fine. I'm tagging each record successfully according to its dataset licence.

Keith