The api should allow querying for a named bibliography.

Use case: export bibliography, generate HTML and place on home page => use researchr to maintain publications page on people’s home pages.

Submitted by Karl Trygve Kalleberg on 19 November 2010 at 15:09

On 19 November 2010 at 15:26 Eelco Visser commented:

Good plan. Will do.

But would you want JSON, or just pre-formatted HTML?

On 19 November 2010 at 16:07 Karl Trygve Kalleberg commented:

I guess there are really two issues in this issue:

1) Exporting bibliographies in a machine-readable format so that apps may use the data freely. Mobile apps, mashups, whatever. Here, JSON is best.

2) Exporting bibliographies for human consumption. Here, HTML with enough class/id tags to allow flexible styling is a very good first start. I would assume regular users would appreciate this a lot more than #1, since integrating it in your own home page is just a matter of including the HTML snippet.

If we want to do something more advanced, we could put together a Twitter/Flickr-like javascript “embedder”, so that users can integrate their publication feed directly from researchr. Whenever you make a bibliography change on researchr, it’ll be visible on your home page after a reload (just like the flickr embedder does now for pictures).

If you give me #1, I could have a look at prototyping such a script.

On 16 March 2011 at 16:38 Eelco Visser closed this issue.

On 16 March 2011 at 16:38 Eelco Visser commented:

implemented extension of api that produces JSON output for a bibliography; the bibliography page contains a link to the JSON output; will be available online in release 59.

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