=== Will you continue contributing/ supporting the Swathanthra Malayalam Computing after the GSoC 2013 program, if yes, which area(s), you are interested in? ===
I've been contributing to SMC, I will definitely continue
that. My interested areas include Language Computing, SILPA and translation.
=== Why should we choose you over other applicants? ===
I've been a FOSS enthusiast for years and have been continuously trying
for ways to contribute to it. GSoC will be a great platform for me to contribute more.
This proposal is meant for Malayalagrandham Bibliography Data project. I'm planning to do it in Ruby on Rails in which I'm well versed and have more than 1 year of experience. I also have a track record of doing end-to-end hobby projects in Ruby on Rails.
Librarians should be able to update the location of the books in Malayalagrandham.
All the data in Malayalagrandham will be open to Public. But users need special permission (admin privileges) to modify the existing approved data.
=== The need you believe it fulfills ===
Apart from the bibliographic information it provides, Malayalagrandham would help people to locate books easily. Building a new version this application has the following benefits:
1. It will be easy for users to contribute new data 2. REFTul API makes the application developer friendly. The API will enable developers to write client applications across platforms. 3. We will have a centralized location of information of many books in a breadth of languages. 4. It will be easy to perform complex searches to locate specific books. 5. The feedback feature attracts more engagement/dicussion from users.
=== Any relevant experience you have ===
I've industrial experiencing in building and deploying Ruby on Rails web applications. I also have learned about MARC21/MARCXML formats and ISBN.
== How you intend to implement your proposal ==
Our technology stack is Ruby on Rails web framework with MySQL backend. We will be using the following Open Source gems and modules :
# devise - User Authorization
. ruby-marc - Read and Write in MARC Format
# marc21-utils - MARC Validation
# ferret - Text Search
# Jbuilder - DSL to configure JSON API
# Twitter Bootstrap - Front end Framework
== A rough timeline for your progress with phases == == Any other details you feel we should consider == == Tell us about something you have created. == == Have you communicated with a potential mentor? If so, who? == == SMC Wiki link of your proposal ==