[sword-devel] Bibtex for modules

Chris Little chrislit at crosswire.org
Tue Jan 11 18:00:12 MST 2011

This is an excellent idea, but I worry about BibTeX being the wrong 
format to encourage academic use. I love LaTeX, personally. I just spent 
a day putting together a reader for my class in LaTeX. But I'm probably 
in a minority here, and outside of math & sciences, I believe almost no 
one uses LaTeX. It is a fairly old format, so there are lots of 
importers for other software like EndNote.

I think keeping BibTeX would be great, but I'd like to encourage us to 
also adopt CSL (http://citationstyles.org/), which is used by a few 
different programs, including Zotero.

I'd also recommend we figure out a way to do everything via scripts and 
auto-generate BibTeX and CSL entries with a nightly cron job. We can 
fill out additional .conf entries, as necessary, to make the automation 


On 1/10/2011 8:03 AM, Peter von Kaehne wrote:
> Modules really should have bibtex or something similar in their conf file. This would improve the use of our library for academic purposes.
> We have talked about this a while ago.
> I think we reached some sort of agreement that Bibtex entries should be added to the conf file, though beyond the principle we did not move. Nor has anyone committed any code.
> What I have done is created a web page which contains my personal module collection in Bibtex format. It is a bit arbitrary as it a wild selection of modules including a couple of home grown ones. I will start weeding it and sorting it into Repos.
> My ultimate plan would be to add an entry into each conf file with a complete record.
> The page is here. I suggest that
> a) other relevant modules get added,
> b) corrections and improvements get added too
> Once it looks somehow decent I think we can figure out what to do next, though my suggestion is a single conf entry with all Bibtex bits in a single line.
> http://www.crosswire.org/wiki/Bibtex_entries
> Peter

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