[open-science] [open-science-dev] Moving forward with Open Research Reports

Tom Olijhoek tom.olijhoek at gmail.com
Thu Jan 19 11:18:16 UTC 2012

Hi all,

I have talked to the people behind MalariaWorld.org and they are interested
in cooperation on the ORR project for malaria.
This means that they could send the weekly list of malaria related papers
that is distributed to all subscribers of the site (>7000 malaria
This then could serve as a source for malaria info replacing the UKPMC

Tom Olijhoek

On Wed, Jan 18, 2012 at 6:37 PM, Peter Murray-Rust <pm286 at cam.ac.uk> wrote:

> On Wed, Jan 18, 2012 at 12:32 PM, Jenny Molloy <jenny.molloy at okfn.org>wrote:
>> Hi All
>> After a succesful hackathon in December (more here
>> http://science.okfn.org/2011/10/29/okfn-at-oss2011-open-research-reports/and here
>> http://wiki.okfn.org/Working_Groups/Science/swat4ls_hackathon/ORR) we're
>> looking to move forward with the Open Research Reports project to create a
>> resource for disease information using open bibliographic metadata and
>> semantic technologies.
>> We are making great progress with Openbiblio2 technology (Bibserver and
> BibSoup). This is directly designed to support ORR (in a way that it didn't
> even 2 months ago. I am copying in Openbiblio for this thread only.
> ORR is based on collections of Open information resources, mainly journal
> articles but also data sets, image libraries, software, etc. Each ORR is
> standalone but interconnected with all the others and wider Open resources.
> In the first instance we see the articles being provided by PubMed
> (UK/PMC). We started this in Openbiblio1 where Ben O'Steen created a
> Bibserver of the UK/PMC Open subset. Ben - if you're reading - can you let
> us know where it is? (Although a machine could be serving several different
> resources we'll refer to each as a Bibserver). BibSoup is fuzzily made up
> of various Bibservers.
> Bibserver has a search/display tool where these resources can be searched
> and browsed by facets. It will display any facet in the BibJSON - it
> doesn't have to be in the BibJSON vocabulary. Bibservers can ingest a
> reasonable range of bibliographic collections - BibTeX, RIS, etc.
> Openbiblio2 is working on a BibJSON editor which will be available RSN.
> The philosophy of BibSoup is get it out there Openly. Worry about
> normalization and disambiguation later.
> **Bibliographies have errors** - we must get used to it
> (Science has errors as well)
> We are not creating the "one true bibliography" we are creating a BibSoup
> of bibliographies that are good enough for a local purpose. These local
> purposes include:
>  * Tom Olijhoek and Malaria
>  * Gilles Frydman and Sarcoma
> The important thing is that:
> * there is a champion for the area. Someone or some group that needs
> bibliography and will work to add value for their purpose.
> * It is done as fast as reasonable. It's more important that we get the
> data out there and show the value of the concept than that it is perfect.
> Wiki-like resources can be cleaned quickly later if there is communal will.
> My guess is that using Bibserver will largely prevent automated SPAM. It
> won't prevent human vandalism but I think that will be low (people will
> have to edit the BibJSON somehow and it's a very small payback for
> spammers).
> P.
> --
> Peter Murray-Rust
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> Unilever Centre, Dep. Of Chemistry
> University of Cambridge
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