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Re: Action items from Nov 6 tcon

From: Paolo Missier <pmissier@cs.man.ac.uk>
Date: Tue, 10 Nov 2009 10:38:47 +0000
Message-ID: <4AF942B7.8080500@cs.man.ac.uk>
To: public-xg-prov@w3.org
CC: Yolanda Gil <gil@ISI.EDU>
Hi,
 
Yolanda Gil wrote:
> * Paolo Missier to set up a repository of bibliography entries: 1) 
> discuss in the mailing list to converge on an approach and format, 2) 
> pointed to from the wiki but done in an open format that anyone 
> outside the Provenance Group can edit and that will be extensible 
> beyond the life of the Group.
I have been playing with Mendeley and created an initial public 
collection (59 provenance papers exported from my own BibDesk 
collection). The result is available here:
http://www.mendeley.com/collections/335902/provenance/
which we can link to from the prov-xg wiki.
some of the entries are incomplete but the point is to curate them 
collectively and incrementally.

I like the Mendeley model where you have a desktop environment which 
allows you to easily manage your entries locally and then sync them with 
public views of some of your collections. It's going through teething 
pains though, for example:
 1- I can make my own collections public but it's read-only to the world
 2- I can create a shared collection which I can invite colleagues to 
edit, but it's only /up to ten/ at the moment, and those collections, 
surprisingly, at not exposed to the web site (this should be a temporary 
glitch though)

but we can easily get around these limitations by using (1) and creating 
a common account for the prov-xg group and giving the password to people 
who volunteer to curate the collection.  I am sure a year from now 
collaborative editing will have improved.

I like everything else, including some of the current userbase is high 
profile (see blog entry: 
http://www.mendeley.com/blog/research-miscellanea/stanford-vs-cambridge-the-race-is-on/)
 and their community process for collecting feedback, change requests, etc.

Can you please take a look and feel free to send feedback to me or get a 
discussion going on this initiative

thanks -Paolo
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