[openbiblio-dev] future development and names of things
pm286 at cam.ac.uk
Wed Aug 24 08:03:22 BST 2011
On Wed, Aug 24, 2011 at 12:47 AM, Jim Pitman <pitman at stat.berkeley.edu>wrote:
> Nice account, thanks Mark
> > * bibliographica.org or bibsoup.net?
> I think bibsoup is a nice catchall for the entirety of open data we can map
> BibJSON. The bibsoup could be incrementally structured in various ways, to
> show things like personal bibs, library collections, journal runs, ... all
> under the
> same roof. The scale of this may be hard to control and we may hit
> unexpected obstacles
> to rapid growth. So I am reluctant to see too big a commitment to
> containing/indexing all the
> data we can open up. OAISTER is a cautionary tale.
> Thanks Jim,
It's important to stress that bibsoup is not just another way of recasting
FRBR/BIBO etc (referee 2 hinted that we would run into all the same
problems). The key thing is that Bibsoup is aimed at creating an ecology of
communities - not an uberschema. Its success will depend on the ability of
local implementers to make their pot of soup compatible with their
neighbours - not necessarily the whole world. A community can agree to keep
things simple - a spec can't.
The *soup idea has elements of popular culture -
* food/drink metaphor like Java, jars
* everyday language like python, spam, eggs, etc.
* examples, like TeX Gnus, gnats, etc.
I think it would be a great idea to get some cartoons drawn (thinking of
TeX) Not my forte, but we should be able to get something by appealing to
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