Mendeley was purchased by Elsevier in 2013, making them anathema to a lot of open community folks (one example of a common anti-Elsevier argument in academia). Some other perspectives on post-Elsevier Mendeley development here and here.
My basic view is that no matter which citation management tool a user prefers (and there are several in use in the academic community), the goal for Pressbooks should be to produce clean, well-formatted, standards compliant metadata for both books and atomic elements (e.g. chapters, front matter, etc.) of that book. In the few years that I’ve been a part of the Pressbooks community, I’ve seen big strides made to that effect, and I have confidence that even more metadata improvements will be coming soon.
My question is: how can interested people like Steve and myself (or the many metadata and citation management savvy librarians involved in open publishing) best contribute to Pressbooks development roadmap. How can we be useful–to make the burden lighter rather than heavier on Ned, Dac, Hugh, and others working on Pressbooks development?