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refbase 0.9.6 available

refbase is a web-based bibliographic manager for scientific literature, references and citations. A new release of the refbase package is available at:

http://prdownloads.sourceforge.net/refbase/refbase-0.9.6.tar.gz?download

This release offers significant bug fixes and all users are encourage to upgrade. Most changes preserve or slightly improve the interface and are to keep refbase current with modern standards. We've replace functions that were deprecated in php 5.3, updated the RIS import and export to the current specification, improved handling of Endnote, DOI (particularly from PubMed), and CrossRef imports. We've improved localization and have added Russian and Japanese localizations.... read more

Posted by Richard Karnesky 2014-02-28

refbase 0.9.5 available

refbase is a web-based bibliographic manager for scientific literature, references and citations. A new release of the refbase package is available at:

http://prdownloads.sourceforge.net/refbase/refbase-0.9.5.tar.gz?download

This release offers major function enhancements and bug fixes. refbase-0.9.5 sports a refined interface, offers a query history and search suggestions, and supports more record types as well as searching for duplicates.... read more

Posted by Matthias Steffens 2008-11-20

refbase 0.9.0 available

refbase is a web-based bibliographic manager for scientific literature, references and citations. A new release of the refbase package is available at:

http://prdownloads.sourceforge.net/refbase/refbase-0.9.0.tar.gz?download

This release offers major function enhancements and bugfixes. Batch import from various bibliographic formats (including BibTeX, Endnote, RIS, ISI and MODS XML) is now supported, as is import from a PubMed ID. An OpenDocument Spreadsheet for use with OpenOffice.org can be exported and formatted citation lists can be generated as HTML, RTF, PDF, or LaTeX. A SRU/W service as well as support for unAPI, OpenURL and COinS metadata have been added. These allow the data to be used by the next generation of bibliographic clients. A new command line client is also included.... read more

Posted by Matthias Steffens 2006-10-25

refbase 0.8.0 available

refbase is a web-based solution for managing scientific literature, references and citations. A new release of the refbase package is available at the files section:

http://sourceforge.net/project/showfiles.php?group_id=64647

An overview of the main features of this release can be found at:

http://refbase.sourceforge.net/features.html

New features include:

- export records to MODS XML, Endnote, RIS and Bibtex
- save and recall search queries
- add records to user-specific groups
- RSS support
- print view
- Unicode support
- user-specific permissions
- an Endnote style file and PHP script to ease the manual batch import of bibliographic records... read more

Posted by Matthias Steffens 2005-04-05

Bibliophile - web literature database initiative

The developers of three sourceforge projects working on bibliographic web database applications (PHPBibMan, refbase & WIKINDX) agreed on having one common format for data exchange.

We plan to use the "Metadata Object Description Schema" (MODS) as this common format, a XML based schema which is currently developed by the Library of Congress and that will be also supported by other projects like the OpenOffice bibliographic project:... read more

Posted by Matthias Steffens 2004-08-27

refbase 0.7 available

refbase is a web-based solution for managing scientific literature, references and citations. A new release of the refbase package is available at the files section:

http://sourceforge.net/project/showfiles.php?group_id=64647

An overview of the main features of this release can be found at:

http://www.refbase.net/features.html

Please see the readme file (that comes with the package) for a quick overview about what's there, what's changed, what's still missing and how to setup your files & database tables. The readme is also available online at:... read more

Posted by Matthias Steffens 2004-01-11

refbase 0.6.1b1 available

refbase is a web-based solution for managing scientific literature, references and citations. A new beta release of the refbase package is available at the files section:

http://sourceforge.net/project/showfiles.php?group_id=64647

This beta release incorporates the following main fixes and enhancements:

- circumvents a very stupid bug where it wasn't possible to setup
the very first user of the database (see the readme for details!)... read more

Posted by Matthias Steffens 2003-06-30

refbase 0.6 available

refbase is a web-based solution for managing scientific literature, references and citations. A first release of the refbase package is available at the files section:

http://sourceforge.net/project/showfiles.php?group_id=64647

Please see the online documentation as well as the readme file (that comes with the package) for a quick overview about what's there, what's still missing and how to setup your files & database tables. The readme is also available online at:... read more

Posted by Matthias Steffens 2003-06-03

refbase status update

'refbase' is a web-based solution for managing scientific literature, references and citations. This status update will give you a quick overview about what's there and what's still missing.

Currently, the following features have been implemented successfully:

- search the whole database by use of different search forms

- search within results functionality

- browse found records

- view selected records in detail... read more

Posted by Matthias Steffens 2003-01-19

refbase - project purpose & summarization

Welcome Everyone!

This is a short introduction to "refbase", an
initiative that originated at the Institute for
Polar Ecology (Kiel University, Germany)

http://www.uni-kiel.de/ipoe/

At our institute, we felt the need to develop a web-based solution
for managing scientific literature, references and citations.
Aims are to develop a web-based, platform-independent,
multi-user application for literature databases based on php
and mysql.... read more

Posted by Matthias Steffens 2002-10-14