Portable citations (discontinued)
- Student: Jodi Schneider
- Mentor: Stuart Lewis
- Mentor Backup: Claudia Jürgen
- Mentor Backup: Christophe Dupriez
Design Requirements (What should the program do?)
Portable citations provides utilities for metadata import and export. Anyone should be able to export the metadata in DSpace to bibliographic software. Administrators need to be able to import citations from bibliographic software and internal databases. What bibliographic formats and software should be supported?
Capture/export from various DSpace modes
- list level
- individual record level
- short item record
- long item record
Formats/programs to export into
- BibTeX (Example BiB file: xapl.bib) (Style examples (output)
- brief BibTeX style
- full BibTeX style
- Endnote formats
- RIS (Used by Refworks, ProCite)
Additional formats for export, if possible
- Formats it would be nice to support. Not essential at the start.
Further additional formats that could be supported
- Chicago (LIU example)
- Turabian (LIU example)
- Others? (CBE, AMA,...) Purdue's OWL has a discipline-based list. DCMI discipline-based list. DCMI standards.
The import utility should accept certain formats by default. It must also allow configuration at the repository level, to add import formats and to change the crosswalk assumed.
Included "out of the box"
- BibTeX (Example BibTeX file)
- brief BibTeX format
- full BibTeX format
- Dublin Core XML
- Various publishers' formats
- specifically mentioned to me: PsycInfo, Agricola, ERIC, Encyclopedia Brittanica
Configuration may be necessary to import file formats aside from the expected ones. Configuration may also be necessary on the entire suite if a local instance uses an extended or modified metadata scheme.
- Configurable to add import file formats
- For example, retrieve metadata from faculty website (publications section)
- Configurable to "crosswalk" from one format to another.
- For example, a repository manager may wish to transform citations from RIS format into the DC scheme used in a local instance of DSpace. S/he would like to modify the crosswalk by filling in the "source" and "target" fields on a grid, like this:
Various schemes, file formats, and scripts are used for bulk import into DSpace instances. Are there any common features and needs? Ideally, Portable Citations will be usable in all circumstances. Are there particular features of the program that will facilitate this flexibility? Portable Citations will need to be tested against each of the most common import methods.
Project Wiki Pages for this Project, "Portable Citations"
- Google Summer of Code 2007 Citations--Related External Citation Projects
- Google Summer of Code 2007 Citations--Examples of Citation Formats
- Google Summer of Code 2007 Citations--Examples of Import Procedures
- Google Summer of Code 2007 Citations--DSpace documentation concerning metadata
- Google Summer of Code 2007 Citations--Crosswalking Experiments
- Google Summer of Code 2007 Citations--Raw Public Notes
DSpace Wiki: Metadata and Crosswalk-related Wiki Pages
DSpace Code: Configuration Files related to metadata in dspace/config/
See also dspace/docs/directories.html Customizing Submission Metadata Entry