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BibServer is open-source software what makes it easy to publish, manage and find bibliographies. BibServer is RESTful and web-friendly.
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BibServer is an open-source RESTful bibliographic data server. BibServer makes it easy to create and manage collections of bibliographic records such as reading lists, publication lists and even complete library catalogs.

Main features:

  • Create and manage bibliographic collections simply and easily
  • Import (and export) your collection from bibtex, MARC, RIS, BibJSON, RDF or other bibliogrpaphic formats in a matter of seconds
  • Browse collection via an elegant faceted interface
  • Embed the collection browser in other websites
  • Full RESTful API
  • Open-source and free to use

Quick Links


See doc/install.rst or

Command Line Usage

Command link script in To see commands do:

./ -h


To run the tests:

  1. Install nose (python-nose)

  2. Run the following command:

    nosetests -v test/

Copyright and License

Copyright 2011-2012 Open Knowledge Foundation.

Licensed under the MIT license

Vendor packages

This BibServer repository also includes the following vendor packages, all of which are javascript plugins available under open source license:

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