Creative Commons CC0 Catalog Records

Beginning March 2011, the University of Florida’s George A. Smathers Libraries implemented a policy to include a Creative Commons CC0 statement in all of its original bibliographic cataloging records. The records are considered public domain with unrestricted downstream use for any purpose. From March 2011 to June 2015 the CC0 statement was worded “Creative Commons CC0 public domain dedication.” The Creative Commons CC0 “No Rights Reserved” license is in use at this time. The full legal code is available here.

The following MARC 588 field (Source of Description Note) is currently added to new records contributed to WorldCat. It has not been added retrospectively to University of Florida original records in WorldCat.

588 _ _ $a This bibliographic record is available under the Creative Commons CC0 “No Rights Reserved” license. The University of Florida Libraries, as creator of this bibliographic record, has waived all rights to it worldwide under copyright law, including all related and neighboring rights, to the extent allowed by law.

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Statement examples in catalog records:

This bibliographic record is available under the Creative Commons CC0 public domain dedication. The University of Florida Libraries, as creator of this bibliographic record, has waived all rights to it worldwide under copyright law, including all related and neighboring rights, to the extent allowed by law.

This bibliographic record is available under the Creative Commons CC0 “No Rights Reserved” license. The University of Florida Libraries, as creator of this bibliographic record, has waived all rights to it worldwide under copyright law, including all related and neighboring rights, to the extent allowed by law.

Individual full record examples from UF’s public catalog:

Example Record Sets Available for Download

University of Florida Library Catalog Records

The following link is a compressed folder of University of Florida original records available for use under the Creative Commons CC0 “No Rights Reserved” license. Records are available in the MARC format (.mrc), text format (.mrk), and MARC-XML format (.xml): UF-CC0-2021-04 (55,835 records, 115 MB)

Classical Latin Texts database records

Classical Latin Texts database (Packard Humanities Institute) – The following link is a MARC file of University of Florida original records for texts in the database, available for use under the Creative Commons CC0 “No Rights Reserved” license (a subset of the full file of University of Florida original records referenced above): Classical-Latin-Texts-records.zip (605 records, 140 KB)