[open-bibliography] Philosophy/humanities Bibsoup

Mark MacGillivray mark at cottagelabs.com
Mon Jun 25 11:30:07 UTC 2012

Hi Sam, Etienne has been working with the national bibliographies and is
putting them up in a large index soon, so that may be useful.

If any of your contacts have specific collections they would like to see in
bibsoup, we could certainly get them in there too.

I think also Ed / Etienne was looking at the Harvard data... not sure what
has been done with it yet though.


On Mon, Jun 25, 2012 at 11:07 AM, Sam Leon <sam.leon at okfn.org> wrote:

> Hi All,
> (Apologies for cross-posting)
> Tom Oinn has been busy this week integrating Bib Sever facet view with
> TEXTUS. The results are looking good, even if they're still a bit rough
> round the edges. You can check out what's been done so far by going to
> http://beta.openphilosophy.org, logging in, uploading a text and going to
> the Accept/Reject tab where you will have option to manually input
> bibliographic information or search an existing collection of Bibsoup
> records.
> Two of the key pieces of functionality this will give us is to:
> (a) Associate Bib JSON records found in a Bibsoup with a text you are
> importing. A great effect of this will be the re-association of high
> quality metadata with text from places like Project Gutenberg where
> metadata tends to be lost;
> (b) Annotate a chunk of text with a reference to a Bib JSON object that
> refers to a text that is inside or outside of TEXTUS
> Currently TEXTUS is pointing to a BIbsoup that contains no relevant
> data. In order to really make this great part of TEXTUS work, we need to
> start building a humanities specific Bibsoup that contains as many
> references as possible that people are likely to want to refer to when
> working with texts in a given instance of TEXTUS such as OpenPhilosophy.org
> or OpenLiterature.org .
> I'm aware that we now have some massive openly licensed MARC dumps from
> places like the Harvard Library on the Data Hub -- but has anyone begun
> extracting humanities specific bibliographic references and populating a
> Bib Server instance for them?
> If not, then this is something I would like to start doing in the near
> future. Perhaps asking some of the Philosophy Libraries we are currently in
> touch with if they would allows us to use their bibliographic records to
> kick start our TEXTUS Bib Server instance and make it immediately useful to
> those who will be working with OpenPhilosophy.org.
> Cheers,
> Sam
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