[Taxacom] Questions re sharing bibliographic
mwdenslow at yahoo.com
Sat Feb 28 13:41:51 CST 2009
I am traveling today so I have to make this brief. I would say that Zotero has great potential for this purpose. http://www.zotero.org/
It is open source and runs in your web browser. I use it in Mozilla Firefox.
I am currently using it to organize a floristic bibliography that will be a freely available appendix to a upcoming publication. The idea is that others can easily upload, update and share the bibliographies that I include. Zotero allows for tags, kind of like keywords, as well as creation of collections, or sets of citations on some topic.
It can also capture citations from a number of web pages such as Google Scholar, Web of Science, World Cat and on and on. It easily stores PDFs and links etc. I believe that it supports many languages. Also Zotero can export in a number different formats, in case a collaborator uses another software. You can publish bibliographies online and I know that a number of dynamic sharing capabilities are in active development.
Bibliographies that I am working on will be posted to the SERNEC website soon. Let me know if you are interested in sharing any!
Hope this helps,
I.W. Carpenter Jr. Herbarium [BOON]
Department of Biology
Appalachian State University
Boone, North Carolina U.S.A.
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> I am looking for a way to share references with others
> working on the
> same groups as me. There must be free, open source software
> out there
> than can be used for this purpose - and people who can
> comment, on or
> off line, about its pluses and minuses. Please, would you
> share you
> knowledge. I have been looking at Connotea and it seems to
> be designed
> for recent publications - those that are on the web. I am
> looking for
> something, and perhaps Connotea is it, that can also be
> used for
> publications without a doi. Why the interest?
> 1) To save the time that is currently spent by many
> people, each
> recording citations that someone else has already saved in
> one format or
> 2) It would be a great way for those starting work on
> a group to
> find out about relevant publications, including old
> Clearly links to a web-accessible version would be great,
> but knowing a
> publication exists is an important step forward.
> 3) It would be a way that people could draw attention
> to their
> publications, including those that are published in
> journals that are
> not widely distributed or are in a language other than
> (providing a title in English as well as the original
> language would be
> Ideally, I would like to be able to link to the cited
> references and/or
> the underlying article in building web pages. For those
> working on
> grasses, the references cited in the Flora of North America
> online at http://utc.usu.edu/grassbib.html It also
> contains some
> additional references. It was posted from Endnote, contains
> duplicates and many special characters did not survive the
> Rather than spend time editing it, I would like to build a
> more open
> resource, one that anyone (or possibly members of a group)
> can edit
> and/or post or link to.
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