The goal of the Open Notebook Project is to create cross-platform client-side application
to assist the end user of a web-based scientific resource in storing and maintaining returned data.
It draws on the assumption that many web-based scientific information resources will increasingly operate a dual-mode service via
a conventional web interface and SOAP-based access.
An initial list of proposed features
Advanced software modules for the framework might encompass community-based features that could include:
- Cross platform usability - based on Java or Mozilla
- A basic infrastructure for local data storage in XML format
- A basic and efficient search mechanism of the local XML database
- Remote SOAP-service (Web Services) invocation ability
- Automated (i.e. unattended) update of returned data from web queries via direct interaction of the application with a web service
- Ability to annotate stored data
- Automatic correlation of annotations with returned search results
- Query persistance between sessions
- Advanced data representation using specific add-in modules.
- A real-time messaging interface and networking mechanism
- Real-time peer-to-peer querying to find annotations to specific data records between users of the Open Notebook (in effect, a scientific
- Scientific communities; real time messaging between different user groups.