[open-bibliography] Bulk importing data to Bibliographica?
kcoyle at kcoyle.net
Fri Jun 11 19:03:54 UTC 2010
Quoting Jonathan Gray <jonathan.gray at okfn.org>:
> Leading fairy tale scholar Jack Zipes has kindly donated several large
> bibliographies for a new project called the Synoptic Folktale Index,
> based on the Bibliographica technology.
> We're planning to work with researchers in this area to convert these
> bibliographies into a spreadsheet -- so we can bulk import them into
> an instance of Bibliographica.
Looking at the files, they don't seem to have a large number of PD works.
That said, can any of Zotero's algorithms parse these? that would be a
good way to get them into some kind of data format, rather than just
Beyond that, one of the (many) frustrating things about citations is
the lack of identifiers -- no ISBNs, in particular. Once you have
parsed out at least author, title, and date, you might be able to
compare these to another database - Open Library, Library Thing,
whatever - to retrieve the identifiers plus any other information
(subject headings in particular).
> In the first instance, what fields will we need in the spreadsheet
> (required and optional) so that folks can add things?
> Here are a couple of examples of the kinds of things we have in the
> bibliographies we've currently got in DOC format:
> * Aitchison, Jean. The Seeds of Speech: Language Origin and
> Evolution. Cambridge: Cambridge
> University Press, 1996.
> * Anderson, Graham. Fairytale in the Ancient World. London:
> Routledge, 2000.
> Jonathan Gray
> Community Coordinator
> The Open Knowledge Foundation
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