[EP-tech] Re: query regarding compatibility to Zotero

Hugh O Neill hugh.oneill at ucd.ie
Fri May 18 17:10:53 BST 2012


Thanks Tim. Yes, I as far as I am aware COiNs is their preferred standard.
I'll follow up with Zotero and see if they can use the DC metadata. 

All the best,
Hugh



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> Date: Fri, 18 May 2012 16:45:47 +0100
> From: Tim Brody <tdb2 at ecs.soton.ac.uk>
> Subject: [EP-tech] Re: query regarding compatibility to Zotero
> To: eprints-tech at ecs.soton.ac.uk
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> On Fri, 2012-05-18 at 16:36 +0100, Tim Brody wrote:
>> On Thu, 2012-05-17 at 13:19 +0100, Hugh O Neill wrote:
>>> Hi there, 
>>> 
>>> 
>>> I'm trying to get our prints repository (doras.dcu.ie) to be read by a
>>> citation manager, Zotero. 
>>> It does not seem to be translated. 
>>> 
>>> 
>>> I enquired from the Zotero team as to whether a translator could be
>>> developed by them to read eprints. This is their response:
>>> 
>>> 
>>> "Unfortunately, as far as I can tell, there is no standard for eprints
>>> metadata. ......  If there is a standard of any sort, or if you can
>>> find a link to the default fields that ship with EPrints, we'd be glad
>>> to support it."
>>> 
>>> 
>>> I've looked through the eprints site, but I can't find the relevant
>>> documentation. 
>>> Could someone point me in the right direction with this?
>> 
>> Zotero are correct that every EPrints install has its own schema -
>> although most are fairly close to the default configuration. Therefore
>> reading the raw EPrints data is probably not useful.
>> 
>> What does Zotero look for in the page?
>> 
>> Basic metadata can be extracted from the <meta> tags in the page header.
>> Or, it could read from one of the Export plugins via the given <link>s
>> in the header.
>> 
>> (3.3 also sets a <meta generator> which makes it easier for scrapers to
>> recognise EPrints pages)
> 
> Replying to myself ... I think Zotero will spot a "COinS". In
> eprint_render add something like this (untested):
> 
> my $plugin = $session->plugin( "Export::COinS" );
> my $uri = $plugin->output_dataobj( $eprint );
> $page->appendChild( $session->make_element( "span",
> 	class => "Z3988",
> 	title => $uri
> ) );
> 
> But it looks like it ought to spot <meta> for Dublin Core too:
> http://www.zotero.org/support/dev/exposing_metadata
> 
> Perhaps you need to ask Zotero why it doesn't spot the existing DC
> metadata?
> 
> /Tim.
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Hugh O Neill
Senior Research Administrator
CLARITY: Centre for Sensor Web Technologies

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