[Pycon2005-attendees] Lightning talks

Daniel Chudnov daniel.chudnov at yale.edu
Tue Mar 29 01:37:51 CEST 2005

On Mar 28, 2005, at 4:45 PM, Richard Jones wrote:

> I'm specifically after the guy who gave the talk which included 
> OpenURL, but given that there was a general cry of "what's the URL?" 
> during talks, I think it'd be useful :)
> http://www.python.org/moin/PyConDC2005/LightningTalks

That'd be me.  There aren't any slides from that lightning talk, but 
here are a few quick pointers.  I'll work something up to link to from 
the wiki, too.

OpenURL was just announced as an approved NISO standard:


Earlier drafts of that document were rather, ah, dense.  This approved 
form is said to be easier reading (haven't read it yet, so wouldn't 
vouch for that claim).  Still, for somewhat gentler introductions, see:


I also mentioned that some colleagues and I have a paper coming out in 
the upcoming issue of Ariadne on "openurl (and metadata) 
autodiscovery".  It should be available Real Soon from:


In the meantime, google "openurl autodiscovery" for some ongoing 
prototype stuff.

Just in case anybody was interested in the local projects I 
demonstrated, the Canary Database is online in public beta form at:


..and unalog, the del.icio.us-ish thing with wild bibliographic 
aspirations, and licensed as free software, can be poked at and 
downloaded/svn'd here:


Waaay past 5 minutes, now.


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