Hello Sara,

Zotero imports and exports BibTeX and exports to TEI biblStruct <http://wiki.tei-c.org/index.php/TEIZoteroTranslator>. I haven't used these filters myself, but they might be worthwhile checking out.

Irony would have it that Zotero's Citation Style Language (CSL), now running on Javascript, originally used XSLT, which would have made it easy to plug into eXist-db.

Otherwise, once the data is converted, I think a standard typeswitch will take care of HTML formatting. I will be working on related code and can share it with you.

I think Joe's "An introduction to XML databases" (<http://digital.humanities.ox.ac.uk/dhoxss/2011/sessions.html>, at the bottom) is still the best introduction to using TEI with eXist-db (though I don't think there is anything on bibliographies there). The work files can still be downloaded.


On 18 Mar 2014 at 14:02:28, Sara L. Uckelman (sara.uckelman@asia-europe.uni-heidelberg.de) wrote:

On 03/18/2014 01:40 PM, Martin Holmes wrote:
> You might want to take a look at the Zotero project, and specifically
> its Translators, which are designed to convert bibliographic references
> between various formats:
> <https://www.zotero.org/support/dev/translators>

Thanks! I figured this was the sort of thing that had to already exist.

> This is a notoriously difficult area, though. How is your source
> information encoded in TEI? Do you have <biblStruct>s, <bibl>s,
> <biblFull>s or full <teiHeader>s as a starting point?

Right now, it's not encoded at all -- or rather, the majority of it is
in bibtex and needs to be encoded in TEI. (Which is why I'd love it if
there were a bibtex -> TEI converter too. :) )


Dr. Sara L. Uckelman
Cluster of Excellence "Asia and Europe in a Global Context"
Karl Jaspers Centre for Advanced Transcultural Studies
Ruprecht-Karls Universit├Ąt Heidelberg

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