CSL was originally developed as an Open Office add-on using, I think, CiteProc.
CiteProc says it supports MODS. [Mind you, I haven't used any of these
On Mon, Jan 12, 2009 at 11:06 AM, Andrew Ashton <[log in to unmask]> wrote:
> 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 can¹t seem to find it. I¹d rather not
>>> reinvent the wheel if possible...
>>> Thanks, Andy