Metadata, Analytics, and Docs
Week of May 30, 2022
#Metadata, metadata, metadata
This week in Curvenote we were focused on scholarly metadata. We completely overhauled our forms in a Curvenote project to be able to collect this information and finished up the upgrade to the header section of articles, to accommodate it. This includes licenses, DOIs, arXiv links, open access statements, binder & GitHub links, and more.
We wanted this collection of metadata to be as easy as possible and opted for a cascading model of being able to set it on a project and then override it for more specific use cases — like an image that has a more specific license or a document that has a specific DOI. This information is all accessible through our API, and command-line tools, and can be used to create beautiful scientific websites that keep all that metadata accessible!
#Privacy friendly analytics
We introduced Plausible to the list of our analytics providers, allowing you with a single domain key to add cookie-free analytics to your website. This was introduced to us through the Software Underground community — which we helped to sponsor for their Transform 2022 annual conference. You can see some of our new website infrastructure in action supporting the tutorials and conference materials:
Another great aspect of Plausible’s solution is that you can be open with your site analytics, by setting them as ‘public’ you can share an analytics dashboard with the world, just like the Software Underground society does.
#Docs & more!
We made a big push in the last week to get our docs for the new Curvenote Command Line Interface (CLI). This allows you to create a scientific website from your existing content in notebooks as well as export to PDF with any of our templates. We will be continuing to push on this in the following weeks — if you are interested in getting started we would love to hear from you! Give us a shout at email@example.com.
For lot’s more details, check out the release notes for the past week.
Other resources from Curvenote
We added thumbnails to the article frontmatter, as well as met up with the whole Curvenote team in person for the first time!
We overhauled the curvenote.com site to make better use of the new publishing tools and CLI.
This week we hosted a webinar showing off our new publishing in-app no-code publishing features
An orcid.org is a persistent digital identifier for researchers which is widely used. You can now conenct your ORCID account directly to your Curvenote profile.
Publishing Curvenote sites became even easier last week when we launched our new publish button in the Curvenote editor.
You can now publish directly from the Curvenote platform, including setting domains in the project settings.