Archive for November, 2008

New tool for repository automation: BibApp

November 27, 2008 Leave a comment

The BibApp is a Campus Research Gateway and Expert Finder. BibApp matches researchers on campus with their publication data and mines that data to see collaborations and to find experts in research areas. With BibApp, it’s easy to see what publications can be placed on the Web for greater access and impact. BibApp can push those publications directly into an institutional or other repository.bippapp

BibApp helps in:

  • find experts and current collaborations happening on the campus
  • promote the research of a department, school, or research group
  • increase the visibility of campus research
  • easily reuse publication data


  • Customizable faculty profiles
  • Batch-import citations
  •  Automatic rights-checking through SHERPA/RoMEO
  •  Automatic import packages for your IR
  • Third-party import and editing of citations
  •  Automatic flagging of duplicate citations on impor
  • Name disambiguation for authors that learns over time
  • Authority control for author, publisher, and journal names
  • Book cover images via Google Books
  • Redirection to licensed articles via OpenURL
  • Open Source
  • Faceted search

What are the benefits of BibApp?

For researchers:

  • Promote your research
  • Find collaborators on campus
  • Make your research more accessible
  • Reuse your publication history in other applications

For research groups, departments, and schools:

  • Promote the range of research in your unit
  • Understand the collaborations happening within your unit and others on campus
  • Make the research of your unit more accessible

For librarians:

  • Better understand research happening in your departments
  • Facilitate conversations about author rights with researchers
  • Ease the population of your institutional or other repository
  • Get a clearer picture of scholarly publishing trends on your campus

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Categories: State-of-the-art

IndCat: Online Union Catalogue of Indian Universities

November 23, 2008 1 comment

IndCat is unified Online Library Catalogues of books, theses and journals available in major university libraries in India. The union database contains bibliographic description, location and holdings information for books, journals and theses in all subject areas available in more than 112 university libraries across the country. This database is prepared by INFLIBNET. A Web-based interface is designed to provide easy access to the merged catalogues. This new interface has additional features of advanced search, search within the single library, and restrict the search to one particular state. The records can be downloaded and can easily merged in to SOUL software or any another software which adheres to MARC 21.


The IndCat is a major source of bibliographic information that can be used for inter-library loan, collections development as well as for copy cataloguing and retro-conversion of bibliographic records. The IndCat consists three components available in open access to users and librarians.



  • Books: Over ten millions bibliographical records of books from more than 112 university libraries. 
  • Theses: Doctoral theses submitted to various Indian universities till date.
  • Serials: Currently subscribed journals by the universities and holdings information on serials available in various university libraries.


Database                                     No.of Records                                   No. of Universities

Books                                            10697998                                             112

Theses                                          220206                                                  238

Current Series                               22471                                                    200

Serial Holdings                             50164                                                    89

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Categories: Information Resources

ChemSpider:free access service providing a structure centric community for chemists

November 20, 2008 1 comment

chem2ChemSpider is a free access service providing a structure centric community for chemists. Providing access to millions of chemical structures and integration to a multitude of other online services ChemSpider is the richest single source of structure-based chemistry information.

ChemSpider is a chemistry search engine. It has been built with the intention of aggregating and indexing chemical structures and their associated information into a single searchable repository and make it available to everybody, at no charge.

ChemSpider is a value-added offering of publicly available chemical structures since many additional properties have been added to each of the chemical structures. We intend ChemSpider to offer the fastest chemical structure searches available online and delivered with the flexibility and usability necessary to encourage repeat usage.


Different services are provided by ChemSpider like:

·         Consultancy

·         Search

·         Prediction

·         Services

·         Blog

·         Forum

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Categories: Open Movement

The OPEN Library

November 15, 2008 Leave a comment

Open Library is a project of the non-profit Internet Archive, and is funded in part by a grant from the California State Library. This is an Open project – the software is open, the data is open, the documentation is open, and the site is open featuring 22,440,466 books (including 1,064,822 with full-text) database.openlib

OpenLibrary project has many participants that do not work for and are not directed by the Internet Archive. That said the Internet Archive has been working to provide resources, such as databases, to the OpenLibrary project. Everyone can participate in this project, whether  a programmer who wants to build on top of this data, a librarian who wants to add records of digitized books to her local catalog, or a lover of books who wants to make sure his favorites are well represented.

The software powering Open Library is centered around a flexible templating system that enables anyone to have control over the organization of their information display. It is designed to be simple to use, to encourage participation, yet powerfully modular through the application of macros and principles of networked interface.

Open Library provides an exciting opportunity for the librarianship community. Like the MARC format, its schema to contain all the important bibliographic information that librarians want to collect about books. This new schema futurelib hold a series of meetings for geeks, librarians, and booklovers to come together and hash out a proposal.

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Categories: Open Movement

Gateway to open-access reserch

November 11, 2008 Leave a comment is a gateway to the open-access research documents produced at universities, polytechnics, and other research institutions throughout New Zealand.

This gateway harvested research document metadata from around New Zealand and collected it in one place. You can use this website to search for research, look up specific subjects or authors, browse the research in various ways, and keep abreast of emerging research activity.

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Categories: Information Resources