[openbiblio-dev] JISC openbib update

Richard Jones richard at cottagelabs.com
Wed May 4 18:02:27 UTC 2011

Hi Folks,

This afternoon we've been looking at RDF-JSON and JSON-LD to compare and 
contrast the formats.  We thought it appropriate to use BibJSON as the 
source format since we are also interested in using that in BibServer.

You can see the post here


The serialisation of JSON-LD rests on an interpretation of a part of the 
spec (compare section 3.1 with section 8.2) which was unclear to us, so 
any feedback on that would be useful.



On 04/05/11 17:45, Jim Pitman wrote:
> Let me put in a word for those who care little for RDF arcanery and a lot
> for commonsense machine-readable formats for biblio data, at least something with the
> richness and transparent meaning of BibTeX, and capable of driving faceted biblio data displays.
> It seems timely to revisit the BibJSON spec  http://www.bibkn.org/bibjson/index.html and to
> -- provide some JSON export from Bibliographica which is compatible with some minor adaptation of BibJSON
> -- establish this form of BibJSON as the base format for BibServer
> -- provide BibServer faceted displays over Bibliographica collections as proof of concept
> -- promote the wider use of BibJSON as a simple machine-readable biblio data exchange format and BibServer
> as a tool to display that format.
> How JSON-LD fits with this agenda I am not quite sure. I would hope we could get the best of BibJSON or JSON-LD,
> call it the next generation BibJSON, and consolidate this standard for the purposes of BibServer dev.
> I hope this goal might serve to focus the JSON-LD discussion.
> Mark and Richard, could you also comment from the BibServer dev perspective?
> --Jim
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