Date: May, 3rd 2011, 15:00 – 16:15 GMT
Channel: Meeting was held via Skype and Etherpad
- Adrian Pohl
- Peter Murray-Rust
- Karen Coyle
- Jim Pitman
- Mark MacGillivray
- late: Thomas Krichel
Update on bibliographica
- Getting Open Bibliographic Data from PubMed Central (PMC), see http://openbiblio.net/2011/05/03/getting-open-bibliographic-data-from-pmc/
- Thoughts about pushing changes back to British Library (BL) and other data providers.
- An JSON serialization of RDF will be offered. Discussions around which to choose: RDF/JSON or JSON-LD. See http://openbiblio.net/2011/05/04/comparative-serialisation-of-rdf-in-json/.
- Working on provenance information in bibliographica: the subdomain-approach for BL-data (bnb.bibliographica.org) resulted in more problems than benefits.
- Underlying Triple Store is changed back from Virtuoso to 4store because of Virtuoso bugs.
- In the end use cases of bibliographica were discussed:
- Long term strategy: bibliographica.org should be only one instantiation of the openbiblio software.
- Mark: Use cases differ widely. Providing open data to be used freely in the first place is goal.
- Peter: Use bibliographica/openbiblio for open institutional bibliographies to provide a snapshot of an academic organization.
- Peter/Mark: Bibliographic data is key for the Research assessment exercises.
- Karen makes clear the different functions of different data sets, like institutional bibliography vs. library catalog and states that these distinctions should be documented in the triple store.
- Jim proposes a further use case over bibliographica data: the Institute of Mathematical Statistics (IMS) will open up a data set of scholarly authors and their publications. Use case: Linking people information to entries in bibliographica (as well as other sources like Open Library).
Update on BibServer
- There’s current work on an integration of the BibServer with bibliographica to provide HTML views over bibliographica data like personal or departmental bibliography.
- BibServer data in BibJSOn format has been pulled into CouchDB with ElasticSearch building a search index over the data. Example query over Jim’s bibliography serving BibJSON: http://elastic.cottagelabs.com/bibjp/bibjp/_search?q=probability.
- ACTION: discussion over details will be taken to openbiblio-dev list.
Talk at ORCID
- An Italian translation of the principles is done and published.
- ACTION: Karen will solicit Norwegian and Swedish translations
- As documented in the last meeting, Primavera wanted to have the Korean version checked by a friend. –> ACTION: Adrian will query her again about it.
OKCon 2011 (Berlin)
- A Bibliographic data workshop will be held at this year’s OKCon.
- Peter and Adrian will be there.
- We have define the aims of this workshop.
- ACTION: Write a description/proposal of the workshop
- Take discussion of BibServer/bibliographica integration to openbiblio-dev list.
- Karen: Solicit Norwegian and Swedish translations of the openbiblio principles.
- Adrian: Query Primavera regarding the Korean translation of the principles.
- Adrian/Peter: Write a description/proposal for the OKCon openbiblio workshop.