[openbiblio-dev] bibjson -request for feedback

Mark MacGillivray mark.macgillivray at okfn.org
Tue Feb 21 22:11:32 UTC 2012

On Tue, Feb 21, 2012 at 9:07 PM, Jim Pitman <pitman at stat.berkeley.edu> wrote:
> Thanks, but did you not copy over the basic index.html page ...
> Please can you provide pointers to all that you have?

The datasets I have copied, with confirmation from you, are at:


> I would like to see stable urls beneath
> bibjson.org for the old spec from the bkn grant,  and for newer versions since then, and a
> default spec address which always goes to the most current spec.
> I think it is important to have some discipline and stability about versions of the spec.
> If there is some way to say there is no spec, by adopting other standards for our purposes, then
> great. But even then, we will need some documentation of how we are adopting those
> standards for our purposes. I presume that documentation will become operationally the
> latest BibJSON spec, right?

The page at bibjson.org is the latest convention on the use of
BibJSON. The current proposal is to update that page removing the
"namespace" usage, and with links to JSON-LD spec for detail of LD

> And even then, the earlier specs are artifacts of some historical importance, which are
> already referred to on the web. It looks bad for our projects to have links e.g. from
> our STM paper to sites under our control yielding 404's or blank pages. Lets repair this
> situation quickly as best we can before we put out the blog posts about transfer of the bkn name and assets to okf control, since those posts should refer to a presentable
> bibkn site with an adequate set of files to represent outcomes of the former bkn project.

Within scope of discussion re. bibjson convention, bibkn.org could be
pointed at bibjson.org to bring people following old links to the
latest bibjson information.

> I have similar concerns about the bibserver code.  Shouldn't this be versioned and
> archived in some way as we proceed?

Yes, it is in a git repository and available at http://github.com/okfn/bibserver


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