Nel 2007 OpenOffice promette novità di rilievo nell’ambito della gestione dei record bibliografici e del citation management: con il prodotto Open Office bibliographic project, l’obiettivo è integrare le funzionalità della gestione bibliografica standard con OpenOffice, software di produttività a codice aperto, all’interno di una cornice di interoperabilità, collaboratività e semplicità d’uso.
“The OpenOffice Bibliographic project (OOoBib) will make it easier for people to store and manage their reference data, to format their documents, and to collaborate with other users.
The features we will build include –
- A greatly improved Graphic User Interface for entering, editing and searching for bibliographic records.
- An improved bibliographic database (and internal data model) compatible with the emerging the industry standards, such as the Metadata Object Description Schema (MODS), and the Resource Description Framework (RDF), a framework for describing and interchanging metadata.
- Improved metadata support in OpenOffice as implemented in OpenDocument file format version 1.2, due sometime in 2007. Co-project leader, Bruce D’Arcus has became a member of the OASIS OpenDocument Technical Sub-committee on Metadata. This commitee has produced its first report, the objective is to improve citation support in OpenDocument but also provide the ability to tag text and other document objects (tables, charts etc.) with their source metadata. For the first time, the opportunity for the creation and distribution of opensource bibliographic style definitions that are not specific to a particular word-processor or bibliographic package.
- The ability to support all the common styles and conventions for citations and reference tables. This will include support for footnote / endnote citation styles and for differing first and subsequent citation formats.
- Import and export filters for the common formats for bibliographic data, such as BibTeX, RIS, EndNote, MARC.
- The ability to connect to, and to exchange data with bibliographic databases, using RDF and Z39.50 and SRU/W.
- The ability to query internet reference sources (e.g. reference databases and library catalogues) directly and to add the responses received to the bibliographic database.
When the project’s objectives are achieved, it will be possible to convert a scientific, technical or academic paper from one bibliographic style to an other bibliographic style, such as one required by a journal, simply by selecting the required style convention and automaticity reformat the document to the new style.”