Library Groupware for Bibliographic Lifecycle Management
Author: Daniel Chudnov Contact: daniel dot chudnov at yale dot edu Date: 2004-01-28 Web url: http://curtis.med.yale.edu/dchud/writings/blm.html Copyright: 2004 by Daniel Chudnov
"This informal paper proposes that libraries could merge the functions of weblogging, reference management, and link resolution into a new library groupware infrastructure, helping users to better manage the entire lifecycle of the bibliographic research process. Several scenarios explore how such an application suite might help library users by integrating their bibliographic research more closely with communication -- scholarly and otherwise, from private annotation to public discussion. A discussion of related architectural issues suggests a new model of 'link routing' to augment 'link resolution,' and describes how link routing systems could enable library visitors to become users of our groupware services as much as they already are users of the information resources we procure."
This is exactly what we need but I looked at a few of his trials and I don't think they meet my needs. I use furl, procite, SFX, and blog. To me, de.li.cious isn't nearly as attractive as furl because I don't want a diary format, I want a library catalog. I would use exclusively procite (because of the output formats and cite while you write) if it would only import web pages reasonably. It's awful with web pages! Hopefully the furl guy will help with that by exporting in RIS format. Then I can use both : )
(link courtesy of Geoff