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Kblog Metadata

Displays bibliographic metadata both for humans and computers.

This plugin displays who, what and when information about a blog and its posts; it provides widgets which readers can see, as well as a computational representation that allows computers to extract the same information. This provides greater clarity on who posts are written by, and how they should be cited. Readers can download the citation as a BibTeX file. Another widget provides deep links through to Web Archives, allowing readers to check old versions of posts.

It is part of the Knowledgeblog project (http://knowledgeblog.org), which is developing plugins to improve WordPress as a tool for academic publishing, either for individual authors, or for conferences and workshops publishing proceedings to the web. As well as this file, additional documentation is available at process.

It is often useful to embed bibliographic metadata, describing the author(s), title and publication date into a web page. There are a variety of different ways of doing this, described in a variety of different specifications and/or standards. These vary widely in their formality, uptake and age, as well as clarity with which the specification is written.

The practical upshot of this is that automatic capture of metadata which enables tools such as Greycite (http://greycite.knowledgeblog.org) and various bibliographic software to work is a somewhat ad hoc affair. Sometimes it works, sometimes it does not. Rather than requiring users to add a separate plugin for each of these specifications, kblog-metadata takes the approach of adding metadata in as many formats as possible, in the hope that, for any tool, at least one will work.

Kblog Metadata enhances the ability of WordPress to expose and edit bibliographic metadata of academic posts. It consists of a number of pieces of functionality

  • kblog-headers -- adds invisible metadata
  • kblog-authors -- allows multiple authors, without requring WordPress accounts
  • kblog-table-of-contents -- displays all posts in a variety of formats.
  • kblog-title -- set container titles ("blogname") per post or using a custom taxonomy.
  • kblog-boilerplate -- displays citation information as widget or in post content
  • kblog-download -- downloaded bib or other formats for posts
  • kblog-archive -- widget to display web archives

We will include new formats or specifications where possible, so long as they are not too computationally intensive. Please send email to the mailing list if you are interested in a new format.

Requires: 3.0 or higher
Compatible up to: 3.9.2
Last Updated: 2014-4-23
Downloads: 710

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