[ILUG] Reference database
marek.mcgann at mic.ul.ie
Thu Jan 8 10:50:56 GMT 2009
I'd say look closely at Zotero. It's in very active development, and the
features coming down the line are very tasty indeed.
On Thursday 08 January 2009 10:23:49 Kevin Philp wrote:
> 1. Must work on our standard Ubuntu/OpenOffice desktop
It's a Firefox extension, so no problems there.
> 2. Prefer it was available over the network via MySQL. If MySQL is not
> an option than we prefer it was shared via another route.
Timing a tricky thing here - how soon do you want it deployed? Zotero 1.0.9
uses a mysqlite backend I think, but is really only designed for single-user
use. 1.5 is still in alpha, but the beta is due Any Day Now and includes
syncing from multiple computers. Might be tricky from multiple users, not
sure. If you really know your MySQL maybe you could hack something together
The proposed 2.0 has a set of server-based capabilities, but given that 1.5
was originally due to be released last July, you might not want to hold out
> 3. Prefer that it utilises the ability to extract references from web
> pages directly.
Zotero does this, and generally does it very well, from a wide range of
sources. (Academic sources have more reliable info than the likes of Amazon.)
> 4. The lab people have suggested Zotero or Bibus as options.
I've used both and Zotero wins without question, I can't rate it highly
enough. I'm just a single user, though, and your group needs will probably end
up being the deciding factor.
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Mary Immaculate College,
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