[open-bibliography] Source of bibliographic refs for humanities?

Sam Leon sam.leon at okfn.org
Wed Jun 27 09:12:54 UTC 2012

Excellent suggestions Jim and Mark.

I will contact David this week, and feedback to the list.

All the best,


On Wed, Jun 27, 2012 at 9:57 AM, Mark MacGillivray <mark at cottagelabs.com>wrote:

> Hi Sam,
> Philpapers has an OAI-PMH interface onto user-uploaded content, but does
> not share any other info due to licensing restrictions. However, at least
> some of their content is open access, and their terms and conditions
> restrict use for things like sale and so on.
> If you contact David as Jim suggests, and find out if they would be
> willing to provide a dump of all or some of their data, we could build a
> bibsoup collection out of it and use it for your textus demos. Also, I note
> on their API page that they say a JSON API is coming soon - so if we can
> get them interested by offering bibsoup functionality on their pages, which
> would give them a JSON interface, then all the better.
> Mark
> On Mon, Jun 25, 2012 at 7:17 PM, Jim Pitman <pitman at stat.berkeley.edu>wrote:
>> > On Sat, Jun 23, 2012 at 1:05 PM, Tom Oinn <tom.oinn at okfn.org> wrote:
>> > > Is there a BibServer instance I could point at which is likely to
>> > > contain the kind of references a scholar in the humanities would wish
>> > > to use as citations? I'm thinking of philosophy in particular but a
>> > > broader index would be fine.
>> I suggest you approach David Bourget http://www.dbourget.com/ maintainer of
>> http://philpapers.org/ for permission
>> to run a BibServer instance over PhilPapers data:
>> "PhilPapers is a comprehensive directory of online philosophical articles
>> and books by academic philosophers.
>> We monitor journals in many areas of philosophy, as well as archives and
>> personal pages.
>> We also accept articles directly from users, who can provide links or
>> upload copies."
>> --Jim P.
>> ----------------------------------------------
>> Jim Pitman
>> Professor of Statistics and Mathematics
>> University of California
>> 367 Evans Hall # 3860
>> Berkeley, CA 94720-3860
>> ph: 510-642-9970  fax: 510-642-7892
>> e-mail: pitman at stat.berkeley.edu
>> URL: http://www.stat.berkeley.edu/users/pitman
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