Re: personal literature collection
quaneko is a good search program
On 8/21/05, David Andel <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote:
> Hi all
> I am new to the debian-science mailing list and don't know if my issue
> has been discussed here before. Sorry if it was.
> For quite some time I am thinking about a versatile system of managing
> my personal literature collection.
> Such a system would have to provide at least the following features:
> - indexing and searching across all items, like authors, title, article
> type, journal, keywords, date of publication, citations, ISSN, ISBN,
> etc. - and also personally defined items
> - full text search (if full text available)
> - personal notes management, preferentially with direct annotation
> functionality of text passages
> - definition & management of excerpts
> - support of a plethora of different file formats, like pdf, ps, dvi,
> html, plain text, office software formats etc.
> - useful for local electronic, online and also paper documents
> - management and preferentially graphical display of interrelationships
> across documents, like citations, keyword matches, full text
> classification (like cluster analysis) - with import and use of journal
> impact factors
> - ideally such a system would include collaborative functionality
> There are several Debian packages I think are or could be useful:
> - bibtex / pybliographer for reference management
> - swish-e / swish++ for full text search
> - tagcoll / SQL databases for managing defined values
> - dbacl for automatic Bayesian text classification
> - alexandria / bookcase / tellico for managing book (and other paper
> document) collections
> - also some wikis could be useful (at least for some of the functionality)
> There are also web based systems being built tailoring to these needs:
> - Connotea - http://www.connotea.org/
> - CiteULike - http://www.citeulike.org/
> How do you guys manage your literature collections?
> I don't know of any advanced system available to date providing all the
> functionality outlined above, and it seems to me that the Connotea and
> CiteULike projects show that there indeed is no such system around. Or
> did I miss something?
> Debian, however, contains tools which I think could be glued together to
> provide a big deal of that functionality. The question is which tools to
> use and how to proceed best...
> Any ideas?
> David Andel, MD-PhD Candidate, Artificial Intelligence Laboratory
> Institute of Information Technology, University of Zurich
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