bivy - (*b*ibliography *i*n *v*im and *y*aml) is a lightweight alternative to bibliographic management systems. bivy aims to provides simple tools to create a bibliography in whatever format you need, all from bibliographies stored in a yaml file (the bivy file).
I wanted a simple bibliography generator for use on any platform that worked well with OpenOffice. Having tried my hand a few times at it, I think I finally have a light footprint system that is easy to setup and gets the job done.
Bivy sacks are a lightweight alternative to a tent. (I'm sure you see the parallel) Also, you don't really *have to* use vim, it just worked for the acronymn and it is really handy for editing your yaml file.
yaml based bibliography files
lookup of bibliographic information from a pubmed ID
formatting of citations in a document based on identifiers
modular creation of bibliographies in any format or output
easy addition of new formats or outputs
simple modification of OpenOffice documents
Simple OpenOffice support: 1) replaces citations with correct citation
number 2) outputs bibliography in html that can be directly imported into document.
PubMed support (downloads xml from web and adds to bivy file)
See LICENSE for details. (MIT-ish license)