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Re: Action items from Nov 6 tcon

From: Ivan Herman <ivan@w3.org>
Date: Tue, 10 Nov 2009 15:44:26 +0100
Message-ID: <4AF97C4A.9030707@w3.org>
To: Paolo Missier <pmissier@cs.man.ac.uk>
CC: public-xg-prov@w3.org, Yolanda Gil <gil@ISI.EDU>
Hey Paolo,

I like that. It pushed me to, at last:-), look into Mendeley more
seriously and I like it. So I signed up...


Paolo Missier wrote:
> 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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