[openbiblio-dev] BibSoup in AnimalGarden

Jim Pitman pitman at stat.Berkeley.EDU
Mon Dec 19 19:14:17 UTC 2011

Very nice Peter!

A question raised by this presentation is whether we expect bib data creators
to be making JSON entries by hand, e.g. in a general purpose text editor (from my experience,
a bad idea: too easy to make data invalid by a single keystroke) and if not in a general
text editor, with what editing tool? 

I think we will make the most progress in getting people to accept BibJSON if
we demonstrate that just about however they enter their data, be it in a spreadsheet or
a structured text file format of their own choosing, as long as it is decently structured we can 
map the data by machine to BibJSON, and the value of this can be demonstrated by various interoperable
and aggregatable BibJSON based web services.

So I wonder how to express this idea your creative medium?


> The animals have made a brief slide/video explaining the basic principles
> of BibSoup: http://dl.dropbox.com/u/6280676/bibsoup1.wmv
> It's a bit of fun but also an attempt to get across the basic idea (The
> TeXBook and LaTeX made considerable use of animals).
> I have also made a short movie explaining how to create BibJSON and I would
> see future snippets about how to create entries, translate from legacy,
> deal with disambiguation, etc.
> There are bugs (a missing comma, and a spelling mistake). Please point out
> others
> -- 
> 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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