Tuesday, October 20, 2015

Release 3.3.0

On October 7th we released BibSonomy version 3.3.0. Mostly we fixed and polished code on the back end site. However, we also added an interesting new feature, the BibSonomy Genealogie.

This feature is a result of a joint project of the International Centre for Higher Education Research (INCHER-Kassel) and the Interdisciplinary Research Center for Information System Design (ITeG) at the University of Kassel.

With this feature you are now able to search for dissertations posted as such in BibSonomy, and add information like the doctoral advisor, reviewers and so on. For this we provide new person-pages for authors that show their dissertation(s) and other works.To give it some initial content we imported over 1 million dissertations from the dissertation catalog of the Deutsche Nationalbibliothek (DNB).

Our ultimate goal is to obtain a genealogy tree of the sciences such that everyone can search for their roots in academia.

So, post your dissertation, if you like, and add the links to your advisors, etc.

Happy tagging,

Monday, October 5, 2015

Stable Version of the PHP REST Client and a Developer Tutorial have been released

As announced a few month ago, there is a new REST client for PHP developers (restclient-php). Now we can proclaim the first stable release of version 1.0.0. This PHP library is really easy to use and supports all functions of the BibSonomy REST API. It also provides an integrated CSL-processor (citeproc-php) that helps you to render bibliographies.

In addition, there is a tutorial for the use of restclient-php which contains some useful examples scripts.

We hope that helps you to develop your own App for BibSonomy.

Happy tagging,

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