RE: Citeline API/Webservice

From: MacKenzie Smith <kenzie_at_MIT.EDU>
Date: Thu, 17 Mar 2011 11:32:23 -0400

Dear Timm,

The scenario you describe is almost exactly why we created Citeline at MIT. Unfortunately it was a prototype system and we’re going in a different direction now (VIVO For that reason we have stopped working on Citeline and will be taking it down later this year. If people want online bibliographies we encourage them to use our “Exhibit” tool which is the part of Citeline that visualizes the bibliographic data. You just need a way to collect that data from the faculty (e.g. via EndNote, Zotero, etc.). We have started working on a new version of Exhibit that will have an API (there will be a beta version available in a few months). In the meantime, you could try it out. You can see an example at

Good luck with your thesis!


From: Timm Berens []
Sent: Thursday, March 17, 2011 2:56 AM
Subject: Citeline API/Webservice


my name is Timm Berens and I am a student at the University of Dortmund, Germany. For my diploma thesis I am creating a programm for our University to manage all our publications. Every member shall be able to add his publications (books, papers, presentations, ...) to this system. Once we have established a complete collection of all publications, the system will provide support for different kinds of reporting and help keeping track, of what acutally happens at out university regarding the publications.
The biggest problem will be, to get all members to add their data into our Database. In order to archieve this, I am looking for other benefits I can offer our users while working with our system. One idea is about providing a service for each user, which will provide him his added publications in a way, it can be used on his personal webpage. While searching for solutions instead of creating my own I got aware of Citeline. Citeline does exactly what we are looking for (in this particular case). In order to integrate Citeline in my programm I would like to now, if there is any kind of Interface/API like e. g. a Webservice you offer, which would make it possible to integrate Citeline.

i look forward to hearing from you soon.

Timm Berens
Received on Thu Mar 17 2011 - 11:32:24 EDT

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