Content-Type: multipart/alternative; boundary="------------040003030504020605040501" --------------040003030504020605040501 Content-Type: text/plain; charset="ISO-8859-1"; format=flowed Content-Transfer-Encoding: 7bit Dear Jonas, Thank you for bringing this up. I find this question pertinent to the use of any ebook reader: Can I smoothly excerpt some of my pdf collection, preferably together with meta data onto a reader or not? This is for me the key question whether to even consider buying an ebook reader. Of course, because all these questions are for my knowledge unanswered, I have so far shied away from getting any ebook reader. However, there are other comments you made, that I didn't quite understand: Perhaps you are interested in solutions for extracting from a BibDesk data base together with the pdf's. I have written such an AppleScript ("Extract Bibliography.scpt") that creates a self-contained folder together with an index.html file and all the associated pdf's. Example: http://se-server.ethz.ch/Staff/af/Fi159/ I am happy to send you the script, if that's what you are interested in. Regards, Andreas Jonas Zimmermann wrote: > Dear All, > > Just a couple of days ago I got myself a PRS 600 ebook reader. I'm > very keen to get my BibDesk PDFs on my new device. First of all, the > Sony eLibrary manager seems to be quite useless, as it doesn't even > allow simple metadata changes of PDF files, so my titles and authors > are whatever the publishers chose to fill the fields with, usually > DOIs or rubbish data. > I then came across Calibre, which seems to be able to fill lots of > different ebook readers and is basically an ugly incarnation of > BibDesk without Bibtex support. > > Is there a way to populate PDF metadata from BibDesk? The AppleScript > properties seem to be read-only ... > If there was a way, however, another nuisance would be that Calibre > insists on keeping its own library of PDFs, so I would end up with a > copy of all my papers. I would not want to change my current system > and move to a probably less stable document management with Calibre, > so I guess my ultimate question would be: Is ebook reader support > feasible with BibDesk? Calibre is open source and seems to rely on > plugins to support different reader platforms, so could that source > probably be tapped? > I could imagine that the availability of more ebook devices (welcome, > nook, plastic logic [?]) which due to their ability to add notes can > be seriously used in a scientific workflow will eventually lead to > many people using BibDesk wanting to have their libraries on such a > device. > What are your thoughts on this, and does anyone else use an ebook > reader peace- and successfully with BibDesk? > > Best, > Jonas > > > ------------------------------------------------------------------------------ > Come build with us! The BlackBerry(R) Developer Conference in SF, CA > is the only developer event you need to attend this year. Jumpstart your > developing skills, take BlackBerry mobile applications to market and stay > ahead of the curve. Join us from November 9 - 12, 2009. Register now! > http://p.sf.net/sfu/devconference > _______________________________________________ > Bibdesk-users mailing list > Bibdesk-users@lists.sourceforge.net > https://lists.sourceforge.net/lists/listinfo/bibdesk-users > -- ________________________________________________________________________ ETH Zurich Prof. Dr. Andreas Fischlin Systems Ecology - Institute of Integrative Biology CHN E 21.1 Universitaetstrasse 16 8092 Zurich SWITZERLAND andreas.fischlin@env.ethz.ch www.sysecol.ethz.ch/staff/af +41 44 633-6090 phone +41 44 633-1136 fax Make it as simple as possible, but distrust it! ________________________________________________________________________ * * --------------040003030504020605040501 Content-Type: text/html; charset="ISO-8859-1" Content-Transfer-Encoding: 7bit Dear Jonas,

Thank you for bringing this up. I find this question pertinent to the use of any ebook reader: Can I smoothly excerpt some of my pdf collection, preferably together with meta data onto a reader or not? This is for me the key question whether to even consider buying an ebook reader. Of course, because all these questions are for my knowledge unanswered, I have so far shied away from getting any ebook reader.

However, there are other comments you made, that I didn't quite understand: Perhaps you are interested in solutions for extracting from a BibDesk data base together with the pdf's. I have written such an AppleScript ("Extract Bibliography.scpt") that creates a self-contained folder together with an index.html file and all the associated pdf's. Example:
http://se-server.ethz.ch/Staff/af/Fi159/

I am happy to send you the script, if that's what you are interested in.

Regards,
Andreas
 

Jonas Zimmermann wrote:
Dear All,

Just a couple of days ago I got myself a PRS 600 ebook reader. I'm  
very keen to get my BibDesk PDFs on my new device. First of all, the  
Sony eLibrary manager seems to be quite useless, as it doesn't even  
allow simple metadata changes of PDF files, so my titles and authors  
are whatever the publishers chose to fill the fields with, usually  
DOIs or rubbish data.
I then came across Calibre, which seems to be able to fill lots of  
different ebook readers and is basically an ugly incarnation of  
BibDesk without Bibtex support.

Is there a way to populate PDF metadata from BibDesk? The AppleScript  
properties seem to be read-only ...
If there was a way, however, another nuisance would be that Calibre  
insists on keeping its own library of PDFs, so I would end up with a  
copy of all my papers. I would not want to change my current system  
and move to a probably less stable document management with Calibre,  
so I guess my ultimate question would be: Is ebook reader support  
feasible with BibDesk? Calibre is open source and seems to rely on  
plugins to support different reader platforms, so could that source  
probably be tapped?
I could imagine that the availability of more ebook devices (welcome,  
nook, plastic logic [?]) which due to their ability to add notes can  
be seriously used in a scientific workflow will eventually lead to  
many people using BibDesk wanting to have their libraries on such a  
device.
What are your thoughts on this, and does anyone else use an ebook  
reader peace- and successfully with BibDesk?

Best,
Jonas


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