Discussion with BibServer/BibSoup

We had a really helpful discussion this morning with Richard Jones and Mark MacGillivray about their experiences with BibServer and BibSoup. Great projects. Among other useful points, they have steered us toward elasticsearch. We are currenty using Solr. BibJSON also looks like a useful way to delivery bib data.

There are obviously ways in which BibSoup and the DPLA platform can interoperate. For example, the DPLA platform might be a useful source of metadata about objects in bibliographies at BibSoup, and BibSoup could be a rich source of metadata about the relations among items. And lots more.

It was a fun and fascinating discussion. We’re going to stay in touch.