[sword-devel] Bibtex for modules

Daniel Owens dhowens at pmbx.net
Fri Jan 14 12:14:24 MST 2011

On 01/14/2011 12:48 PM, Peter von Kaehne wrote:
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>> Datum: Fri, 14 Jan 2011 13:32:44 -0500
>> Von: DM Smith<dmsmith at crosswire.org>
>> * The construction of a Bibtex entry looks error prone. Having a web
>> page that can construct an entry from input would be good.
> I think I would go one step further - we should have a conf file generator somewhere.
> Peter
I think this is an excellent idea! I wish I could write it because it 
would make module submission easier.

I wonder, though, if what we need in the conf file is not a record that 
would be used in a bibliographic database such as BibTeX but rather what 
library catalogs have. If we chose a format that was pretty common 
(i.e., that a prominent/visible library uses, such as the U.S. Library 
of Congress) then bibliographic software that sucks that information 
from websites would support it. That would include everything from 
EndNote to Zotero, I would think. I am not sure how open such standards 
are or how easy they are to implement, but the input of conf file 
entries might be more accurately entered through a web form with files 
like Title, Author, Editor, Place of Publication, Publisher, Date of 
Publication, etc. If that web form then had a place to upload a source 
file (OSIS or whatever) then it would be easier to ensure that conf 
files were well-structured and consistent. Just a thought.


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