Category Archives: BibServer

A revamp of bibserver and bibsoup

Since our work last year on the JISC Open Bibliography 2 project, I have been thinking about the approach we took to building a tool that people might use; some of that approach, I think, was wrong. So, I have … Continue reading

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Minutes: 25th Virtual Meeting of the OKFN Working Group for Open Bibliographic Data

Date: September, 4th 2012, 15:00 GMT Channels: Meeting was held via Skype and Etherpad Participants Peter Murray-Rust Naomi Lillie NB Karen Coyle apologies due to attendance at DublinCore conference Agenda As there was just PeterMR and me attending this call, … Continue reading

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Final report: JISC Open Bibliography 2

Following on from the success of the first JISC Open Bibliography project we have now completed a further year of development and advocacy as part of the JISC Discovery programme. Our stated aims at the beginning of the second year … Continue reading

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Importing Spanish National Library to BibServer

The Spanish National Library (Biblioteca Nacional de España or BNE) has released their library catalogue as Linked Open Data on the Datahub. Initially this entry only containd the SPARQL endpoints and not downloads of the full datasets. After some enquiries … Continue reading

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Community Discussions 3

It has been a couple of months since the round-up on Community Discussions 2 and we have been busy! BiblioHack was a highlight for me, and last week included a meeting of many OKFN types – here’s a picture taken … Continue reading

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Using wikipedia to build a philosophy (or other sort of) collection in BibSoup

Here is a quick example of how to quickly build a reference collection in BibSoup, using the great source of knowledge that is Wikipedia. To begin with, you might want to go to Wikipedia directly and try performing some searches … Continue reading

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Bringing the Open German National Bibliography to a BibServer

This blog post is written by Etienne Posthumus and Adrian Pohl. We are happy that the German National Library recently released the German National Bibliography as Linked Open Data, see (announcement). At the #bibliohack this week we worked on getting … Continue reading

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BiblioHack: Day 2, part 2

Pens down! Or, rather, key-strokes cease! BiblioHack has drawn to a close and the results of two days’ hard labour are in: A Bibliographic Toolkit Utilising BibServer Peter Murray-Rust reported back on what was planned, what was done, and the … Continue reading

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BiblioHack: Day 2, part 1

After easing into the day with breakfast and coffee, each of the 3 sub-groups gave an overview of the mini-project’s aim and fed back on the evening’s progress: Peter Murray-Rust revisited the overarching theme of ‘A Bibliographic Toolkit’ and the … Continue reading

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BiblioHack: Day 1

The first day of BiblioHack was a day of combinations and sub-divisions! The event attendees started the day all together, both hackers and workshop / seminar attendees, and Sam introduced the purpose of the day as follows: coders – to … Continue reading

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