Anyone for crystal mashups?
From the blogosphere through Bora:
Liz Allen posted this on the Wall of the PLoS Facebook group yesterday:
Here’s a fun Friday activity for all of you who like to track the stats of the inevitable rise and world domination of OA!
Another cool mash up site (great logo, takes a minute or so to load) is http://maps.repository66.org/ there you can see the number of OA repositories mapped across the globe, there were 808 as of earlier today.
PMR: This is fun. I’ve never done a mashup, but I’d love to try. Here’s my idea. Since CrystalEye is Open, anyone can do it or we can do it together:
CrystalEye contains > 100, 000 entries, all with author names and addresses. Here’s an example:
“College of Sciences Tianjin University of Science and Technology Tianjin 300457 P. R. China”
How easy it it to turn that into a Google coordinate? Of course not all addresses will have a consistent format, so we need a service that can guess formats.
Then how do we actually mash it with Google? I imagine it’s fairly easy.
Then we have a map of where every crystal structure in CrystalEye has been done…
And of course this is only the start. We can add info on date, number of authors, field of study, etc. The only requirement is that you have to be prepared to work with Open Data. It’s not harmful. You don’t even have to let us know you are doing it. But you do have to acknowledge the source.