[open-bibliography] BibSoup/BibServer collaboration model?
naomi.lillie at okfn.org
Tue Feb 7 16:32:03 GMT 2012
Following on from the below, please see here for a forum for comparisons:
Please do add your comments and populate the different examples, and add
sites not mentioned below. I may well have paraphrased incorrectly, so
please do edit away.
I have also blogged about it here
http://openbiblio.net/2012/02/07/comparing-existing-bib-tools/ so hopefully
this should become a helpful resource populated by people actually using
On 2 February 2012 16:26, Tom Morris <tfmorris at gmail.com> wrote:
> I'm trying to wrap my head around how BibSoup/BibServer works in the
> greater ecosystem of bibliographic data.
> In my perfect world, I'd never have to enter any information which is
> not unique to me. Books, authors, journals, articles, author
> affiliations would all be magically known to the system and all I'd
> need to add would be my own special value. Reading list? Just pick
> the books to be included on the list. Annotated bibliography? Pick
> the journal articles and add my comments or category tags of whatever
> other type of annotation I like. Reference list? Pick any CSL
> template and book list and get my reference list generated in the
> appropriate format to include in my publication.
> Recognizing that this nirvana is a long way off and being willing to
> help get there, I realize that I'm going to have to enter the data if
> someone else hasn't already, but I'd like others to benefit from that
> work and, conversely, be able to reuse the work that they've done to
> save myself effort. I know that some of my "data entry" will actually
> be converting existing resources that I have into a usable form rather
> than sitting down at the keyboard and retyping things.
> Control of my work is important, so I'd like to be able to choose how
> much, if any, of my annotations, lists, data entry, etc gets shared
> (or is visible) to others.
> What space, if any, does BibSoup/BibServer occupy in this world? If
> Jim Pitman has a public reading list and I have a reading list, can I
> easily create a merged reading list with the books from both? If
> Jim's bibliography and my bibliography have a different list of
> authors for a journal article, is there a collaboration mechanism
> other than email for coming to agreement, if we both desire, on the
> correct set of authors and updating the bibliographic database with
> the results of that agreement?
> Perhaps it would be illustrative to compare and contrast with other
> existing widely known services and tools such as Zotero, Mendeley,
> CiteUlike, and the venerable emacs/Bibtex/LaTex. What is better,
> worse, or just different? Which sets of things are alternatives to
> each other and which complement each other? What are the things which
> make BibSoup/BibServer unique?
> Of course, if this is already laid out in detail somewhere on a web
> page, just point me there.
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