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Archive for August, 2007

Zotero Does OpenOffice

Posted in Uncategorized on August 17th, 2007 by darcusb – Comments Off

Thanks to Peter Sefton and his project for funding integration of Zotero with OpenOffice. Peter has more here. There’s still work to do all around:

  • finishing ODF 1.2 for enhanced metadata and field support
  • upgrading OOo to fully support ODF 1.2
  • Zotero needs a much smarter scheme (using URIs) for identifying citations so that documents are portable

… but this is a great start.

Social Networking Interop with OpenID

Posted in General on August 13th, 2007 by darcusb – Comments Off

Excellent overview of the possibilities of using OpenID to facilitate seamless exchange of profile information among social networking services and sites. Dare notes the business reasons why this is unlikely to happen in the for-profit world of Facebook, MySpace, et al. In the realm of open bibliographic services like Zotero, CiteULike, and RefBase , on the other hand, it seems a perfect solution.