Tutorial 7B: BibApp: Rapidly fill your repository.
The BibApp is an open source “institutional bibliography” co-developed
by the University of Wisconsin-Madison and the University of Illinois
at Urbana-Champaign. BibApp facilitates rapid citation collection,
cleans citation data upon ingest, analyzes each citation according to
publisher archival policy and helps capture articles “green-lighted” for
archiving in a local repository. At UW-Madison, over 3,000 articles have
been identified for archiving via the BibApp. Beyond archiving, the BibApp
provides a unique social view of research as it happens on campus. Faculty
and researcher views show their most recent citations and who they publish
with most frequently, while group and departmental views aggregate data
and explore inter-departmental research collaborations.
This tutorial will introduce you to the project background and the application.
More importantly, we will help you download, configure and begin your
own archival campaign. Participants (willing and with laptop) will
leave with a running BibApp install and potentially a list of identified
papers to archive.
Institutional Repository Librarians, Library Technologists and Computer
Introductory – Intermediate. The tutorial assumes no knowledge
of programming, but general web-application development. Experience with
Ruby on Rails is a plus.
Eric Larson is the Digital Services Librarian at the University
(wendt.library.wisc.edu). He leads the Libraries effort to archive material
College of Engineering. He has previously presented on his work with
the BibApp project at Open
Repositories 2007 and Code4Lib 2007.
Tim Donohue is the Technology Lead for IDEALS (www.ideals.uiuc.edu),
the digital repository for scholarship and research taking place at the
University of Illinois. Also a Code Committer for Dspace (www.dspace.org)
software, he has frequently presented on DSpace and digital repositories,