[Humanist] 28.587 shared bibliographic databases?

Humanist Discussion Group willard.mccarty at mccarty.org.uk
Tue Dec 23 07:38:29 CET 2014


                 Humanist Discussion Group, Vol. 28, No. 587.
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        Date: Tue, 23 Dec 2014 06:33:03 +0000
        From: Willard McCarty <willard.mccarty at mccarty.org.uk>
        Subject: recommendations for shared bibliographic databases?

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>                  Humanist Discussion Group, Vol. 28, No. 530.
>             Department of Digital Humanities, King's College London
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>         Date: Tue, 2 Dec 2014 11:25:29 +0000
>         From: "Dr. Will Tuladhar-Douglas" <will at tending.to>
>         Subject: recommendations for shared bibliographic database, FOSS
>
> Gentlefolk,
>
> I'm writing to ask the list for advice in choosing a server/client bundle
> that would allow a research team to share bibliographic information. I
> suspect this is a question that surfaces periodically. We have a small
> workgroup (< 20) but members might need to access the database from almost
> anywhere, and publications will be in a variety of languages and scripts.
>
> Minimally, it needs to be free and open-source, multi-user,
> Unicode-friendly, run the server on Linux or OSX, and allow for the input,
> editing and retrieval of bibliographic information in BiBTeX and EndNote
> formats through a web interface. Ideally it would be possible to load many
> records at once, at least through the backend; have the capacity to attach
> PDFs and notes; integrate with interesting front-ends like Moodle; be
> relatively easy to set up; and use a standard back-end like PostgreSQL or
> MySQL.
>
> Zotero is neither open-source nor free, and while I am sure we could have a
> long discussion, let's not ;-).
>
> So far, I've found
>
> Basilic (http://artis.imag.fr/Software/Basilic/
> http://artis.imag.fr/Software/Basilic/ ) -- looks a bit old.
> Refbase (http://www.refbase.net/index.php/Web_Reference_Database
> http://www.refbase.net/index.php/Web_Reference_Database )
> Wikindx (http://wikindx.sourceforge.net  http://wikindx.sourceforge.net/ )
>
> Is there a standard? Do folks have good or bad experiences with use,
> administration or support of any of these?
>
> I'll summarise and post responses.
>
> Many thanks.
>
> Be well,
>
> —WBTD.
>
> - - -- --- ----- -------- -------------
> Will Tuladhar Douglas
> Senior Lecturer, Environments and Religions
> University of Aberdeen
> http://tending.to/garden  http://tending.to/garden

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Willard McCarty (www.mccarty.org.uk/), Professor, Department of Digital
Humanities, King's College London, and Digital Humanities Research
Group, University of Western Sydney




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