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Re: mendelay + official xg tag?

From: Paolo Missier <pmissier@cs.man.ac.uk>
Date: Thu, 12 Nov 2009 09:29:23 +0000
Message-ID: <4AFBD573.1040302@cs.man.ac.uk>
To: public-xg-prov@w3.org
Hi Paul,
  an agreed-upon tag is a good idea. Indeed, ultimately we should not 
need to maintain a centralized collection of all papers, assuming there 
"will be" a library-wide search facility across all public collections 
within Mendeley --  I am not sure that's in place already?  I have only 
been able to search within my collections, it seems.
At that point, sensible and agreed-upon tags will suffice to create 
views across collections.
 ( That leaves us with the problem of duplicates, however)

and I like the twitter tag, too :-)


Paul Groth wrote:
> Hi Pablo and everyone,
> I also quite like Mendalay. It also sinks to citeulike.org. I was 
> thinking it would be nice to have an official tag for the xg. That way 
> on twitter, or citeulike, or wherever, we could easily collect stuff 
> together. What do you think of #provxg
> Paul
> 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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