[openbiblio-dev] Tutorial on BibJSON

Karen Coyle kcoyle at kcoyle.net
Sun Dec 18 18:22:24 UTC 2011

Quoting Peter Murray-Rust <pm286 at cam.ac.uk>:

>> I think we should accommodate both approaches. Many people who compile
> bibliographies are not going to be able to disambiguate authors - e.g. the
> main search engines. I am one of the few people who can be easily
> disambiguated (there are only 9 Murray-Rusts) unless grossly mangled.
> BibSoup tells it as it is and allows people to normlaize or not.

I agree with this. I'm still wondering what is intended by "object".  
It looks like it means that each name will be a separate value, rather  
than their being a string that can contain anything. Right?


> Mark and Jim will know better than me but I thought we were able to write
> something like:
> author: {
> "id": "pmr12345",
> "name": "Murray-Rust, P."
> }
> and later
> author: {
> "id": "pmr12345",
> "name": "P. M.Rust"
> }
> # this is "wrong" but the id is correct. This would allow tools to refer to
> a normalised collection of Authors, while preserving the original
> (mis)spelling
> P.
> --
> Peter Murray-Rust
> Reader in Molecular Informatics
> Unilever Centre, Dep. Of Chemistry
> University of Cambridge
> CB2 1EW, UK
> +44-1223-763069

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