On 21 sept. 05, at 17:15, Maxwell, Adam R wrote:
> For those of you who don't read MacInTouch, they've been running
> some comments on bibliography software here <http://
> http://www.macintouch.com/biblio.html>, with a few recommendations for
> BibDesk. Interesting to see what people are looking for.
Related to that, I noticed that key point for some users is the
styles provided to format the bibliography. I think it is very
important too because a database is great but it's main goal is to be
integrated in the articles you write. I submitted the idea of a bst
editor that would be soooo great but is probably soooo long to
develop that it is seems off topic for bibdesk right now.
Nevertheless I was wondering if it would be possible to take
advantage of the "community" aspect of bibdesk by building a user
provided bst database. Every user has some bst files, downloaded from
journals or hand made with makebst. It would be great to gather them
somewhere on the web site. a bit like the scripts page but at a
larger scale. I don't know a difficult it would be to build a
database and an upload form but I don't think that would take so much
time. I can think of two characteristics for an uploaded bst file:
the journal(s) it is made for, the type of references it supports
(article, book, inbook, incollection...all of them). This would mean
some text box to enter the full names of the journals, linebreak
separated, and some radio buttons to click for usual bibtex types.
Does this seem off topic for bibdesk too? I really think it would be
useful and new. Am I the only one?
I think I would submit the idea to citeulike too, which is a bit
bibtex oriented (though less than bibdesk) and something might be
done by joining the two user bases.
Waiting for some comments.
Windows, c'est un peu comme le beaujolais nouveau :
a chaque nouvelle cuvee on sait que ce sera degueulasse,
mais on en prend quand meme par masochisme.