OpenURL ContextObject in SPAN COinS

enero 8, 2010

OpenURL COinS: A Convention to Embed Bibliographic Metadata in HTML

stable version 1.0


COinS ContextObjects in Spans is a simple, ad hoc community specification for publishing OpenURL references in HTML.


Main Page

1. Introduction

2. Specification : OpenURL ContextObject in SPAN COinS- Embedding Citation Metadata in HTML

3. Discussion : How to use COinS in HTML

4. Details 1. Empty SPANs. 2. Why “Z3988”? 3. What is a ContextObject? 4. Choosing the type of ContextObject for Compatibility.5. XHTML6. why the span element? 7. why class and title attributes?

5. Implementations 1. Embedding Sites 2. COinS Processors 3. Other Software support for COinS

6. Links

7. Notes

Using COinS to Provide OpenURL links COinS Generator Brief Guide to Implementing ContextObjects for Journal Articles Brief Guide to Implementing ContextObjects for Books

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Online QDA – Getting started with Qualitative Data Analysis Software

diciembre 1, 2009

Getting started with Qualitative Data Analysis SoftwareBelow are links to materials that tell you how to undertake some of the basic activities in qualitative data analysis software such as importing documents and starting projects, coding and its organisation, creating memos, text and code searching, reporting and retrieving information.Many software developers now produce their own teaching materials that cover the basics of the software use. Where this is so the links below are to their materials. In other cases there are links to materials on this site that cover older versions of the software to help those who are still using these versions.

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Mozilla Labs Design Challenge | Resources

noviembre 10, 2009


As part of the inaugural Design Challenge: Spring 09 we produced a series of tutorial videos about user interface design, prototyping and Firefox extension development. All videos are available in open Ogg Theora format, Quicktime format and as a Vimeo stream.

Design Focused

Interaction Seduction

Designing for Mobile

Open Source Design, Mozilla and You

Design or Die – Innovation, UCD, Web and Life

Development Focused

Extension Bootcamp: Zero to Hello World! in 45 Minutes

Stupid/Awesome Extension Development Hacks

Making Prototypes with Canvas

Making Prototypes with jQuery

Engineering Prototypes

Ship It (or: Coffee is for Closers)

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Comparison of reference management software – Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

noviembre 9, 2009

The following tables compare reference management software.




In the “notes” section, there is a difference between:

  • web-based, referring to applications that may be installed on a web server (usually requiring MySQL or another database and PHPperlPython, or some other language for webapps)
  • centrally-hosted website


Comparison of reference management software – Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia.

How to Teach Online: Teaching Online using WiZiQ

noviembre 9, 2009

WiZiQ is a web based education platform, powered by teachers. We try hard to make WiZiQ, a teacher friendly tool : simple, effective and relevant for the teachers. We continuously improve, adding and refining features based on the teacher’s feedback. If you want to teach students online or network with other teachers and experts across the world, then Join WiZiQ for Free, Now.

WiZiQ is amongst the best online teaching solution in the world and integrates the following set of online tools :

Synchronous [live] and asynchronous teaching through Virtual Classroom, Online Tests, Content Sharing and Messaging System.
Online Classes, Online Tests, Educational Content, Contact and Payment Management.

Teacher Profile, Public Classes, Public Tests, Public Content, Sharing/ Inviting Contacts, Posting to Social Bookmarking Websites.












How to Teach Online: Teaching Online using WiZiQ.

Amaya Home Page

abril 15, 2009

W3C’s Editor/Browser

Amaya is a Web editor, i.e. a tool used to create and update documents directly on the Web. Browsing features are seamlessly integrated with the editing and remote access features in a uniform environment. This follows the original vision of the Web as a space for collaboration and not just a one-way publishing medium.

Work on Amaya started at W3C in 1996 to showcase Web technologies in a fully-featured Web client. The main motivation for developing Amaya was to provide a framework that can integrate as many W3C technologies as possible. It is used to demonstrate these technologies in action while taking advantage of their combination in a single, consistent environment.

Amaya started as an HTML + CSS style sheets editor. Since that time it was extended to support XML and an increasing number of XML applications such as the XHTML family, MathML, and SVG. It allows all those vocabularies to be edited simultaneously in compound documents.

Amaya includes a collaborative annotation application based on Resource Description Framework (RDF), XLink, and XPointer. Visit the Annotea project home page.

Amaya – Open Source

Amaya is an open source software project hosted by W3C. You are invited to contribute in many forms (documentation, translation, writing code, fixing bugs, porting to other platforms…).

The Amaya software is written in C and is available for Windows, Unix platforms and MacOS X.

A public irc channel #amaya is available on (port 6665).

Amaya Team

The application is jointly developed by W3C and the WAM (Web, Adaptation and Multimedia) project at INRIA. The core team includes: Irène Vatton (Project lead, INRIA), Laurent Carcone (W3C), Vincent Quint (INRIA).


Submitted translations of Amaya pages :

Polish | German | Spanish | Belarussian

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The Best Tools for Visualization – ReadWriteWeb

marzo 30, 2009 visualization
Image by R.B. Boyer via Flickr

Thanks to Sara Perez.

Visualization is a technique to graphically represent sets of data. When data is large or abstract, visualization can help make the data easier to read or understand. There are visualization tools for search, music, networks, online communities, and almost anything else you can think of. Whether you want a desktop application or a web-based tool, there are many specific tools are available on the web that let you visualize all kinds of data. Here are some of the best…..

The Best Tools for Visualization – ReadWriteWeb.

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About to build a semantic web application with JENA

marzo 17, 2009

Image by Getty Images via Daylife

I found software to build semantic web aplications.

  • Jena. Is a Open Source Semantic web framework. It provides a programmatic environment for RDF, RDFS and OWL, SPARQL and includes a rule-based inference engine.
    The Jena Framework includes:
  • Reading and writing RDF in RDF/XML, N3 and N-Triples
  • An OWL API
  • In-memory and persistent storage
  • SPARQL query engine

So far I only described the components that I used in my application. In future articles I will tell you how I put all the pieces together to build my semantic web application.

Jena work with Joseki. Joseki is an RDF server. The goal of Joseki is to provide an HTTP interface to RDF data. It fully supports SPARQL for querying, but as of yet, it does not provide an update protocol. The project is a sub-project of Jena and is developed as a J2EE application. Joseki can also be run stand-alone server as it ships preconfigured with the Jetty web server.

Download JENA

Download Joseki


Java – Build Your Semantic Web Application using Jena |

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The Protégé Ontology Editor and Knowledge Acquisition System

marzo 12, 2009

The Protégé Ontology Editor and Knowledge Acquisition System.

Protégé is a free, open source ontology editor and knowledge-base framework.

The Protégé platform supports two main ways of modeling ontologies via the Protégé-Frames and Protégé-OWL editors. Protégé ontologies can be exported into a variety of formats including RDF(S), OWL, and XML Schema. (more)

Protégé is based on Java, is extensible, and provides a plug-and-play environment that makes it a flexible base for rapid prototyping and application development. (more)


Ontology Development 101 – general ontology development guidelines, helpful hints, etc.
Protégé multi-user mode – setup and use of the multi-user client/server capabilities
Collaborative Protégé – a Protégé extension to support collaborative ontology development
WebProtégé – a lightweight web-based version of the Protégé ontology editor
Graph Widget





Protege Ontology Library!

This page is organized into the following groupings:

If your ontology is available in multiple formats, please feel free to link to it from multiple sections.

Library examples:

More links here

Protégé conferences
The 11th International Protégé Conference will be held June 23-26, 2009 in Amsterdam, Netherlands.

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