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Re: permanence of mendeley's urls

From: Paolo Missier <pmissier@acm.org>
Date: Fri, 03 Sep 2010 11:53:56 +0100
Message-ID: <4C80D3C4.60109@acm.org>
To: Simon Miles <drsimonmiles@gmail.com>
CC: public-xg-prov@w3.org
   I completely agree that having non-unique references to papers in the Mendeley corpus wont' help anyone. I think DOIs should be 
used as the authoritative reference whenever possible, and "any" link to the Mendeley entry for the paper should  be added as a 
convenience to provide quick access to the PDF, if that's associated with the entry, and to a reference.  But if this is to be used 
by authors who use the references in their papers, then I think a bibtex entry would be important -- and that doesn't seem to be 

A while ago Yolanda proposed to use BibBase (http://www.bibbase.org/) as a way to publish our collection as a whole on a Web site, 
and I think it is an excellent idea as it can be done using the bibtex file that Mendeley generates behind the scenes, exposing all 
its entries for each paper (I have happily used to publish my own publications)
   maybe something we can briefly touch upon in the call?

Cheers, -Paolo

On 03/09/2010 11:42, Simon Miles wrote:
> Hello,
> I've been working on the citation links for the state of the art
> discussed last week, and have a few comments about linking to Mendeley
> from the Wiki, as it may affect how we cite in any report we put on
> the Wiki.
> We said in the telecon that the reason for linking to the articles in
> Mendeley (rather than DOI, for example) was to allow people to know
> about and use our Mendeley collection.  However, if you click on the
> Mendeley paper links, the pages you reach don't have any mention of
> our collection, so I'm afraid this won't work.  For example, try
> clicking on the links in the News Aggregator state of the art - a
> Mendeley page on the paper is reached, but no mention that the paper
> is in our collection.
> Also, there are multiple URLs per paper, depending on how you find the
> article: you get one if you find it through browsing our collection,
> another if you find it through browsing Mendeley's own categorisation,
> and a third if you search on the paper title, with apparently no way
> to translate one to another.  I believe the third kind is used in the
> News Aggregator state of the art, which is fine except that, as Daniel
> said, not all articles in our collection are found on searching, so I
> can't use it consistently for my scenario's state of the art.
> Maybe I'm just missing something in my use of Mendeley, but I suggest
> that linking to the papers on Mendeley from the Wiki may be too much
> trouble for too little gain.
> Thanks,
> Simon
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