DatasetAdded By Infochimps
Library of Congress Authority data harvested in December 2006. From the [readme](http://www.ibiblio.org/fred2.0/authorities/readme.pdf):
> Using a custom agent, we were able to harvest 6.95 million authority records using the publicly accessible interface to the Library of Congress authority files located at authorities.loc.gov.
> Retrieved records have been converted into MarcXML
> Accented characters have been converted into NFC (Composed Normal Form).
> Initial checks against authorities.loc.gov indicate that the retreived data faithfully reflect that on the original system; however these checks are still only preliminary.
> Cross checks against Classification Web have revealed some inconsistencies. For this reason, we are releasing this data for research purposes only. This data is not suitable for production use.
- Openness: OPEN (?)
- License: Public Domain though issues outside of the US (see the [readme](http://www.ibiblio.org/fred2.0/authorities/readme.pdf) which states:
- Access: good.
- bulk: yes.