[open-bibliography] getting a personal bib library out
thadguidry at gmail.com
Thu Jan 19 17:19:58 GMT 2012
> Thad, that's great. Are you able to
> 1) provide a wrapper around Google Refine to make it both import and
> export BibJSON?
> 2) provide users with a way to access Google Refine via the web so that it
> does this?
> That would be major progress I think.
> We might also approach Google Refine developers and ask them to
> incorporate the wrapper in their product.
I don't have enough of the Java skills to provide #1, but Tom Morris does
if you recall our Skype conf. call, and you just need to throw a bit of
money at him to have him code this in. He's already done the
Importer/Exporter for Google Spreadsheets :)
> This is a generic issue we have with any desktop product or webservice for
> biblio data processing.
> How to interface the product/service with BibJSON?
> How to approach the product or service provider to persuade them to
> incorporate the BibJSON interface into their product?
> Answering this will require ongoing effort from BKN staff and volunteers,
> and this effort needs to be coordinated.
> I have made a number of such efforts in the last weeks, specifically
> developing interfaces for the following data sources:
> arXiv, MathSciNet, Google Scholar, Google WWW, Springerlink, DBLP ...
> In each case, I have a python module which will query the source and
> convert the reponse to a BibJSON dataset
> suitable for upload to BibSoup. I need help with refactoring, hardening,
> organizing and publishing these modules.
> These modules should be incorporated into a simple python client which
> will allow anyone with a laptop to query any of these sources and
> upload the results to BibSoup.
Right now I have such a python client running on a Berkeley Server which I
> can access with a bookmarklet from my browser.
> I'd like to see this python client communally maintained with frequent
> updates to deal with changing datasource schemas and allow various
> Volunteers to assist with this development effort?
Jim, I still firmly believe that your scraping modules should be moved over
to ScraperWiki.com and maintained there. Create yourself a ScraperWiki
user and learn the basics, which is just 1 step above what your doing now.
I know you have asked me to do this for you, but honestly, your in a much
better position to just quickly do that yourself over period of 1 Saturday.
:) After which, the whole community can help maintain those scrapers,
including myself, Mark, anyone.
-------------- next part --------------
An HTML attachment was scrubbed...
More information about the open-bibliography