[openbiblio-dev] BibSoup in AnimalGarden

Karen Coyle kcoyle at kcoyle.net
Mon Dec 19 21:48:03 UTC 2011

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

> Do these require the user to know BibTeX? Or do they have schema-driven
> GUIs? Because if the former we are just swapping one language for another.
> If the latter then we can presumably have an import on the server.

Zotero doesn't require the user to know much of anything, and exports  
in the following formats:

Bibliontology RDF
Bookmarks (? no idea what this is)
Unqualified Dublin Core RDF
Wikipedia Citation Templates


>> > I wanted to edit some myself last night - tried to get a JSON plugin for
>> Eclipse and after 3-4
>> > hours gave up.
>> Good JSON editors seem hard to find. I am not sure this is the right way
>> to go either, to use
>> a general purpose JSON editor. Need some validation to  keep BibJSON on
>> the rails I think.
> Agreed. I am amazed how few editors there were. The Eclipse problems are -
> I think - because my Eclipse id broken. I just wanted it for my own use. I
> found an online syntax validator.
>> > * allow us to map local identifiers (i.e. OWL's id vs Penguin's id)
>> Supported in principle by the present data structure. Need some
>> matching/deduping tools as well though,
>> and an interface to confirm/deny matches. I have some starts on this.
>> > * look up books by publisher, date, author (e.g. all Penguins published
>> in 1991). I had a friend who used to collect first editions of Penguin crime
>> > (green covers).
>> This is pretty much there out of the box, provided publisher is specified
>> as a facet. Publisher names are varied though.
>> Best to work  with a controlled list of all publishers. Other discussion
>> on list about this.
>> > This is likely to British to start with as we have the BNB and I can use
>> > simple examples. That's then an incentive for people to get other
>> bibliographies into this.
>> Definitely. All good suggestions!
>> --Jim
>> ----------------------------------------------
>> 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
> --
> Peter Murray-Rust
> Reader in Molecular Informatics
> Unilever Centre, Dep. Of Chemistry
> University of Cambridge
> CB2 1EW, UK
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