[openbiblio-dev] Huge bibliography in search for a new system

Rufus Pollock rufus.pollock at okfn.org
Thu Mar 3 21:05:22 UTC 2011

On 28 February 2011 10:37, Adrian Pohl <adrian.pohl at okfn.org> wrote:
> Hello,
> thank you Rufus for your fast answer. This sounds promising. We
> downloaded the source code and installed a local version of
> bibliographica but couldn't yet add an entry or create a list, neither
> locally nor on bibliographica.org.

We have not deployed feature to bibliographica.org yet but if you load
up some local data (do paster fixtures) and then visit e.g.


You should see collection stuff in sidebar (you may need to login to
actually create a collection).

> We would really like to test the list features so that we can
> recommend the use of bibliographica in the mentioned project. I'll
> have an eye on the list to see when the changes are active. Have you
> already planned a date for the first release?

We're hoping to have this finally and live in next 1-2 weeks.


> Adrian
> 2011/2/22 Rufus Pollock <rufus.pollock at okfn.org>:
>> cc'ing openbiblio-dev
>> On 22 February 2011 16:26, Adrian Pohl <adrian.pohl at okfn.org> wrote:
>>> Hello,
>> Hi Adrian.
>>> thanks for your answer Jonathan. Rufus and William, as we will have a
>>> phone call with the hispanics professor on thursday I would be really
>>> happy to know some more details about the development status of
>>> bibliographica.
>>> The most important questions I am interested in are:
>>> * Is bibliographica already (or in a few months) in a state that it
>>> can be used for such a project?
>> It is practically all there! The collection system is now finished and ready
>> to deploy.
>> <https://bitbucket.org/okfn/openbiblio/issue/31/integrate-collection-reading-list-feature>
>>> * Would there be much developing effort in the described project?
>> No, creating dedicated 'reading lists / bibliographies' is exactly what the
>> collection system is for.
>>> * Where can I download the source code of bibliographica?
>> https://bitbucket.org/okfn/openbiblio
>> Please read the detailed INSTALL.txt
>>> * Is it possible to create a SKOS classification for a particular
>>> bibliography within bibliographica? (Otherwise it would be no problem
>>> to do that seperately...)
>> We're working to allow easy tagging:
>> <https://bitbucket.org/okfn/openbiblio/issue/23/tagging-api-for-entry-and-entity>
>> Now that we've done AJAX-y collection stuff doing tagging should be pretty
>> easy.
>> Rufus

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