Introducing BibApp 1.0

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Introducing BibApp 1.0

  1. 1. Introducing BibApp 1.0 Eric Larson (UW Madison), Matthew Cordial (UIUC), Timothy G. Donohue (UIUC), Dorothea Salo (UW Madison), Sarah L. Shreeves (UIUC), Nate Vack (UW Madison) BibApp is a web-based software application for building a citation repository with views of faculty and group-level output, analysis of what can be deposited , and, based on analysis, straightforward population of a repository. Focus Group Results Conducted at UW Madison Summer 2007 BibApp version 0.4 (as presented in 2007) <ul><li>Publication lists important for recruiting new grad students and for interdisciplinary research centers. </li></ul><ul><li>Faculty do not keep publication lists up to date even though they want to. </li></ul><ul><li>Comprehensiveness of publication lists important for untenured faculty; unnecessary for tenured faculty. </li></ul><ul><li>Currency is important to everyone. </li></ul><ul><li>Ability to highlight publications very important. </li></ul><ul><li>Ability to reuse publication lists extremely important. Faculty constantly contributing publication lists to multiple sources. </li></ul><ul><li>Organizing publications is often the hardest part of a departmental annual report. </li></ul><ul><li>Faculty are not motivated to self-archive, but if the library can help do this “that’s probably the right thing to do.” </li></ul><ul><li>Faculty agreed library could play an important role in keeping publications lists up to date – to serve as a ‘citation repository’. </li></ul>Functionality for 1.0 Based on focus group results and experience with 0.4 version <ul><li>Easy import of citations from wide variety of sources </li></ul><ul><li>Easy export of citations </li></ul><ul><li>Edit and highlight citations </li></ul><ul><li>Basic authority control for authors, publishers, publications </li></ul><ul><li>Simple author disambiguation </li></ul><ul><li>Authentication / authorization </li></ul><ul><li>Identify and package publications to deposit into a repository </li></ul>Technology Stack <ul><li>Ruby on Rails 2.0 </li></ul><ul><li>Solr / Lucene </li></ul><ul><li>RESTful architecture </li></ul><ul><li>Repository deposit via SWORD </li></ul><ul><li>Expose data through unAPI, COinS </li></ul><ul><li>Prototype / Lowpro / Scriptaculous </li></ul><ul><li>Microformats (hCard) </li></ul><ul><li>Social graph (FOAF) </li></ul>Release date: June 2008 at JCDL Web site: http://bibapp.googlecode.com/ Register for BibApp tutorial at JCDL! Author Disambiguation

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