> Do you know if it is specifically geared
> toward Zotero's SQLite data structures?
I don't believe so, since the CSL standard, such that it is, predates Zotero.
I've worked with CSL a little bit in trying to create a PHP CSL rules engine. Not a trivial task, to say the least, but long-term it would serve you very well. I think there are Python and Ruby CSL libraries, but my impression, like Jonathan's, is that they are still somewhat in the works.
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From: Code for Libraries [[log in to unmask]] On Behalf Of Andrew Ashton [[log in to unmask]]
Sent: Monday, January 12, 2009 8:06 AM
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Subject: Re: [CODE4LIB] MODS-to-citation stylesheets
Thanks, I have heard of CSL but never really worked with it. Do you know if
it is specifically geared toward Zotero's SQLite data structures? We're
interested in generating citations in web apps from a native XML database of
MODS, preferably without going through Zotero.
I've experimented with generating the citations from our eXist-based system
by way of Zotero, but we run into genre-authority issues. Zotero's default
MODS import translator expects <mods:genre authority="marcgt"> and our
system uses other authorities. Granted, I'm working off of some older
Zotero code, so I may not have the most recent info.
On 1/12/09 10:51 AM, "Jonathan Rochkind" <[log in to unmask]> wrote:
> What I've been meaning to investigate more fully is the "Citation Style
> Language" (CSL) which is used by Zotero for citation outputting--there
> are some other non-Zotero engines for CSL, but I'm not sure how
> mature/ready for production any of them are. The Zotero engine is of
> re-use that code a server side app.
> I haven't really investigated what's going on with CSL, but that seems
> to be the 'right' way to deal with this to me. Once you have a CSL
> engine incorporated in your app, you can output not just in Chicago or
> MLA, but any citation style now or in the future that Zotero (or anyone
> else) provides a CSL file for. Thanks to Zotero (and it's partners?) for
> developing this re-useable CSL format instead of just a custom Zotero
> Andrew Ashton wrote:
>> Can someone point me at any good, freely-available stylesheets to convert
>> MODS to Chicago or MLA formatted citations? It seems like something that
>> should be readily available, but I canąt seem to find it. Iąd rather not
>> reinvent the wheel if possible...
>> Thanks, Andy