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Project title: The Open Citations Project
Project tag: jiscopencite
Short project description
We will publish reference lists from Open Access biomedical journal articles as Linked Open Citation Data at http://opencitations.net.
Long project description
The Open Citations Project is global in scope, designed to change the face of scientific publishing and scholarly communication. Specifically, it aims to make it possible to publish bibliographic and citation information in RDF and to make citation links as easy to traverse as Web links.
To achieve this goal, we have had four primary aims:
- To create a semantic infrastructure that makes possible the description of citations, references and bibliographic entities in RDF, since we found existing ontologies inadequate for our purpose.
- To extend that semantic infrastructure to handle data citations and data entities, as well as bibliographic citations and bibliographic entities, mindful of Philip Bourne’s prediction that soon there will be no meaningful difference between a journal article and a database entry.
- To provide exemplars of how these ontologies can be applied to real-world data, by creating mappings from existing encodings to RDF, and by creating RDF metadata relating to bibliographic and data entities and their citations.
- To convert the reference lists within all the PMC Open Access subset articles to RDF, and to publish them as open linked data that third parties can use in novel ways.
Principle deliverables and outputs
- The SPAR (Semantic Publishing and Referencing) Ontologies.
- Graffoo and LODE, two novel tools for ontology visualization and documentation.
- Mappings of various existing metadata schemes to RDF using SPAR.
- Development of data citation methods and protocols
- The Open Citations Corpus of bibliographic citation data encoded in RDF and published as Open Linked Data.
- The OpenCitations.net web site, to provide user access to the Open Citations Corpus.
- The Open Citations Project software used for processing the Pubmed Central Open Access corpus into Open Linked Data.
The net result is open citation data from life science journal articles available on the web, for utilization by academics, for citation network analysis applications, and for tracking the impact of research grant funding.
Secondary deliverables and outputs
Blog posts describing the experience and process by which the primary products from the project was produced: https://opencitations.wordpress.com/.
JISC Website Keywords
Data & Text Mining
Data Services & Collections
Standards, Tools & Techniques
Name of lead institution: University of Oxford
Department where project is primarily locate: Department of Zoology
Postcode where the project team is primarily based: OX1 3PS
Name of person(s) responsible for JISC project documentation and reporting: Dr David Shotton
Email of person responsible for project documentation and reporting: email@example.com
Phone / Skype for Person responsible for project documentation: 01865-271193 / skype: davidshotton
Names and roles of all people working on the project team
Dr David Shotton, Principal Investigator and Project Manager
Mr Benjamin O’Steen, Technical Developer – employed 50% FT from 01-07-2010 to 30-06-2011
Mr John Mansfield, Citation Data Manager – employed 100% FT from 14-07-2010 to 13-08-2010
Mr Alex Dutton, Citation Data Manager – employed 50% FT from 04-10-2010 to 30-06-2011
Names and roles of any and all project partners: None
Emails of all the team members, consultants, partners and any other person who will be working on or with the project
David Shotton <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Benjamin O’Steen <email@example.com>
John Mansfield <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Silvio Peroni <email@example.com>
Peter Murray-Rust <firstname.lastname@example.org> (PI of Open Bibliography sister project – liaison)
Named end users who will be testing or using your software outputs
Anusha Ranganathan <email@example.com>
Steve Pettifer <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Tim Clark <email@example.com>
Paolo Ciccarese <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Rahul Dave <email@example.com>
Alberto Accomazzi <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Martin Fenner <email@example.com>
Egon Willighagen <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Number of named end users: 8
Project gmail account: None. Use <email@example.com>
Project blog URI: https://opencitations.wordpress.com
RSS2 or ATOM feed for project blog: https://opencitations.wordpress.com/?feed=atom
URL of the code repository for versioned source code produced by project: https://github.com/opencitations/
URL for instructional documentation: http://opencitations.net/
OSS license you will you be using for the code generated from project: MIT license
Analytics Engine on your project blog, code repository and any other project web presence: Google Analytics being installed.
Creative Commons Licence used for project presentations and documentation: Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 Unported License
Creative Commons Licence used for project content: CCZero waiver
Project Start Date: 2010-06-01
Project End Date: 2011-06-30, extended to 2011-08-01
Total amount of money awarded to the project in Grant Letter: £99,998
Name of Institutional Budget Manager: Miriam Wood <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Link to final project post: https://opencitations.wordpress.com/2011/07/01/jisc-open-citations-project-%E2%80%93-final-project-blog-post/
PIMS URL for Project: https://pims.jisc.ac.uk/projects/view/1866
Link to Final Approved Published Budget: Pending.