BibSoup: A New Bibliography Sharing/Searching Resource (Beta) From OKF Goes Live
Congrats to the Open Knowledge Foundation/Open Bibliography Working Group Team!
From the Openbiblio.net
The team has been coding and blogging and bugfixing for a while now on the BibServer software, and we’ve mentioned in passing that our own instance has been up and running under the name of BibSoup… Now we are officially launching for beta fun, and asking the community to come and have a go and let us know what you think.
To get involved:
- View the features of the BibServer software
- Sign up at BibSoup.net and try uploading and viewing your collection
- Check out the example collections that some people have created already
- Watch our videos and screencasts and look out for more
- BibServer is available for use via BibServer.org and the repository
- Sign up to the OpenBiblio principles
- Learn more about our bibliographic JSON format at BibJSON.org
Share your collection with the world
If you are already used to managing your bibliography in tools like Zotero, Bibsonomy, Mendeley – or even in text editors using Bibtex or RIS – then you already have a collection and a management strategy, and probably even a way to collaborate with other people on it. But then, what do you do with it? At BibSoup you can upload it and create an interactive web page to share with anyone.
Search and faceted browse
Once your collection is up on BibSoup, you can search across all the records and filter by any value in your collection. You can also customise the view of your collection to show the most useful filters by default, or perform advanced searches using powerful query syntax.
The aim of this project is to show how Open Bibliography enables scholarship; to show our community what we are missing if we do not commit to Open Bibliography; and to show that Open Bibliography is a fundamental requirement of a community committed to discovery and dissemination of ideas.
Read the Complete Announcement ||| View Demo Video
Direct to BibSoup (Beta)
About Gary Price
Gary Price (firstname.lastname@example.org) is a librarian, writer, consultant, and frequent conference speaker based in the Washington D.C. metro area. He earned his MLIS degree from Wayne State University in Detroit. Price has won several awards including the SLA Innovations in Technology Award and Alumnus of the Year from the Wayne St. University Library and Information Science Program. From 2006-2009 he was Director of Online Information Services at Ask.com. Gary is also the co-founder of infoDJ an innovation research consultancy supporting corporate product and business model teams with just-in-time fact and insight finding.