[uf-discuss] Citation Example

Michael McCracken michael.mccracken at gmail.com
Tue Aug 22 17:36:51 PDT 2006

Ben, Thanks!

EPrints may have come up in the mailing list before I subscribed but
it looks like it hasn't been discussed much. I would love to see a
project like that generating microformats, but even their present
one-page-per item setup seems like it could be very useful in
automatically grabbing citation information.

I've put the example you sent along on the wiki here:


with a brief analysis and a link to the full markup.


On 8/22/06, Ben O'Neill <boneill at gmail.com> wrote:
> I'm not sure if this has been mentioned before, but EPrints [1] uses
> the <link> and <meta> tags in the headers of the page to put across
> the information, e.g.
> http://eprints.ecs.soton.ac.uk/12070/
> Here's a sample of the data:
> <link href="http://purl.org/DC/elements/1.0/" rel="schema.DC" />
> <meta content="Winnowing Ontologies based on Application Use" name="DC.title" />
> <meta content="Alani, Harith" name="DC.creator" />
> <meta content="Harris, Stephen" name="DC.creator" />
> <meta content="O'Neil, Ben" name="DC.creator" />
> I really don't like this method as the data is totally hidden from the
> end user (which I believe is against "the microformat way") unless it
> is repeated in the page later on, so it'd be great to have a citation
> microformat to show to the authors of software like this.
> I think this specific format is part of the Open Archives Initiative
> [2] but I'm not sure on that.
> The point of this email is to bring EPrints and OAI to your attention
> incase you were unaware of them. Quite a lot of academic sites are
> starting to use the system [3] so getting microformats into EPrints
> and similar software could be a big boost.
> Handily I work at the university that EPrints is developed at so I'd
> love to see the citation microformat move forward to give me something
> to show the guys here.
> [1] http://www.eprints.org/
> [2] http://www.openarchives.org/index.html
> [3] http://www.eprints.org/software/archives/
> --
> Ben O'Neill
> boneill at gmail.com
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Michael McCracken
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