... The public face of BibApp is a set of researcher profiles (see live examples from Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution), anchored in but not limited to their publication record. Researchers or their proxies can add photographs, statements of interest, and so on. BibApp is browseable and searchable, and results can be limited by facet. Publication results have OpenURLs attached to them, so interested readers can be directed to their local link resolver.
The behind-the-scenes face of BibApp is a publication-list manager and repository-populator. BibApp vacuums up citation lists in popular bibliography formats such as RIS and RefWorks XML. ...
It does its level best to assign authorship automatically to individuals it knows about ... BibApp performs similar authority control on publisher and journal names, and it will shortly be possible to federate this information in order to pre-populate new BibApp installations with the knowledge other adopters have built.
Once BibApp recognizes a journal or publisher in a just-imported citation, it checks with SHERPA/RoMEO for policies relating to green open access. If it recognizes that the publisher’s typeset PDF is archivable, it bundles up a package for import to a repository via the SWORD protocol, which currently works over DSpace, EPrints, and Fedora. No muss, no fuss, no bothering faculty for keystrokes! ...
Gavin Baker at 11/23/2008 10:07:00 PM.
The open access movement:
Putting peer-reviewed scientific and scholarly literature
on the internet. Making it available free of charge and
free of most copyright and licensing restrictions.
Removing the barriers to serious research.