Updated March 2019 by Dave Van Kleeck
Creative Commons CC0 Catalog Records
Beginning March 2011, the University of Florida Smathers Libraries implemented a policy to include the Creative Commons CC0 "No Rights Reserved" license in all of its original cataloging records.* The records are considered public domain with unrestricted downstream use for any purpose. The full legal code is available here.
The following MARC 588 field (Source of Description Note) is 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.
*From March 2011-June 2015 the CC0 statement was worded "Creative Commons CC0 public domain dedication."
The University of Florida OPAC (a Solr/Lucene search engine) is configured to display a Creative Commons CC0 statement based on the presence of a University of Florida OCLC symbol in the MARC 040 field $a. The specified 040 $a is mapped to the originalcataloger_text field in the Solr/Lucene record if it exists in incoming records. This allows the statement to be displayed in the OPAC for original records retrospectively, i.e., records without the 588 field, and appear in RSS feeds.
This bibliographic record is available under the Creative Commons CC0 "No Rights Reserved" license.
The University of Florida Libraries has waived all rights to this bibliographic record worldwide under copyright law, including all related and neighboring rights, to the extent allowed by law.
Full record examples from the public catalog: