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

William Waites ww at styx.org
Thu Mar 17 14:14:03 UTC 2011

Hello Adrian, sorry for the delay in answering, this slipped
through the cracks.

Firstly regarding lists, which we are calling collections, this
has taken a while to implement but is now running on the main
bibliographica site and the code is in the mercurial repository
so I would suggest you update.

Regarding creating works, there is no way to do this at the
moment from the user interface. As I mentioned in another email
we are planning some facilities for importing data from some
other well known sources but this is not completed. 

If you have created by whatever means an appropriately 
constructed description of the book you can load it via
the command line using the ordf(1) tool like so,

ordf -c myconfig.ini -s --nocs -i http://example.com/entry/abc123 \

the ordf tool also understands some other flags like format
and can fetch descriptions from the web as well as from the
local filesystem and just loads them directly into the store.

Hoping that this helps, and we are working on some more convenient
ways of importing data. To date we have basically done this as
a batch process in bulk and concentrated on representing the
data both on a level of the rdf description and presenting it 
to the user.


* [2011-02-28 11:37:55 +0100] Adrian Pohl <adrian.pohl at okfn.org> écrit:

] 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 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?
] 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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