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  • 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)
    • Publication lists important for recruiting new grad students and for interdisciplinary research centers.
    • Faculty do not keep publication lists up to date even though they want to.
    • Comprehensiveness of publication lists important for untenured faculty; unnecessary for tenured faculty.
    • Currency is important to everyone.
    • Ability to highlight publications very important.
    • Ability to reuse publication lists extremely important. Faculty constantly contributing publication lists to multiple sources.
    • Organizing publications is often the hardest part of a departmental annual report.
    • Faculty are not motivated to self-archive, but if the library can help do this “that’s probably the right thing to do.”
    • Faculty agreed library could play an important role in keeping publications lists up to date – to serve as a ‘citation repository’.
    Functionality for 1.0 Based on focus group results and experience with 0.4 version
    • Easy import of citations from wide variety of sources
    • Easy export of citations
    • Edit and highlight citations
    • Basic authority control for authors, publishers, publications
    • Simple author disambiguation
    • Authentication / authorization
    • Identify and package publications to deposit into a repository
    Technology Stack
    • Ruby on Rails 2.0
    • Solr / Lucene
    • RESTful architecture
    • Repository deposit via SWORD
    • Expose data through unAPI, COinS
    • Prototype / Lowpro / Scriptaculous
    • Microformats (hCard)
    • Social graph (FOAF)
    Release date: June 2008 at JCDL Web site: Register for BibApp tutorial at JCDL! Author Disambiguation