V1.5 May 2011
V1.4 August 2006
V1.3 July 2006
V1.2 May 2006
V1.1 February 2005
V1.0 December 2004
This little project was designed in order to fulfill a particular need: to share bibliography information inside a single research team. As such, it provides only the functionalities required to attain this goal. In particular, it does not aim to be available via internet (e.g., no strong user authentification is implemented), but on a private HTTP server.
Many formats are currently available to define citations: each system and tool uses its own format, that can be compatible or incompatible with others. We decide to use a unique format with all the tools: a mysql bibtex database. It can be used from any tool (Word, Openoffice, and so on). The bibtex citations are also stored in a MySql database, and the files attached to these citations are stored on the disk, so that they can be available via HTTP requests.
But sharing does not imply losing interest on particular papers, and each user should be able to manage individually its own basket, containing the papers it considers to be important for his own work. This is, of course, implemented in this software.
The decision of using a new software is driven by a compatibility with previous databases. In this way, the software is able to import bibtex files, as well as the files attached to the citations. We consider there are a lot of tools that can convert various formats to bibtex, and thus bibtex is a good choice as an unique format.
The software requires a web server supporting PHP 4 or later (it works with PHP 5) and MySql (4 or later). It has been tested on apache 2, PHP 4 and MySql 4.1. It should also work on IIS with PHP and MySql as well.
If you have any suggestion, bug, improvements to submit, please contact .