[openbiblio-dev] Open Metadata Handbook - case studies ?

Owen Stephens owen at ostephens.com
Mon Feb 20 23:02:39 UTC 2012

On 20 Feb 2012, at 17:27, Jim Pitman wrote:
> The first thing I find here is http://obd.jisc.ac.uk/examples  which looks like a great start.
> -- what is the current source format of this table?
> -- who owns/controls this table?
> -- how it can be edited ?
> To eat some of our own dogfood, this table should be machine generated from machine-readable source data, preferably BibJSON.
> This is just a list of links with descriptions, tagged by use case. Title anchors for the links would be a desirable additional attribute, to facilitate alternate displays.
> Also, the central html description in this table should accomodate hyperlinks to entities like e.g. "CERN" and "CC0" which are referenced but not hyperlinked.
> I'm willing to help with upgrading and extending the table. But I'd like at least one more person of like mind to volunteer to assist.
> Any volunteers?

I'm afraid that table is manually coded. It was created as part of the JISC Open Bibliographic Data guide. It was only ever intended to demonstrate some examples of the different use cases for Open Bibliographic data described in the guide, and points to the 'library' tag on CKAN for more examples. If this proves to be a valuable starting point then I'd probably suggest taking the list and doing the work you suggest on another platform - as the guide is CC-BY there is no problem with this. Alternatively if you want to use use this list within the guide, you could talk to Andy McGregor at the JISC about the possibility of extending the guide with more examples and making the improvements you suggest here.


Owen Stephens
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