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refbase 0.9.5 README ==================== About refbase ------------- refbase is a web-based solution for managing scientific literature, references and citations. Currently, the following features have been implemented for: EVERYONE - search the database using different search forms - search within results - browse found records and sort results by any database field - view results in different views (list view, citations, details, print view) - display results in different citation styles & output formats - export selected records to XML (Atom, MODS, OAI_DC, ODF) and (via the GPLed Bibutils programs) to ADS, BibTeX, EndNote, ISI, RIS and Word XML - display rich text (i.e., italics, super/sub-script, greek letters) - extract citations from a text & build an appropriate reference list - track additions via RSS and generate custom RSS feeds from searches - web services (SRU & OpenSearch) that allow clients to access a refbase database using a standard query syntax and retrieve results in structured XML format - dissemination of bibliographic data via standard methods (COinS & unAPI) allowing clients to automatically discover and extract data from refbase - search a refbase online database from the command line and retrieve results in various export & citation formats LOGGED IN USERS - user-specific fields which are stored individually for each user - import of records from common bibliographic formats and online databases via the web interface or the command line - automatic email announcements for newly added records - save and recall search queries - adding records to user-specific groups - add/edit/delete records as well as file upload & download links ADMINISTRATOR - user management interface provided to the database admin - set access permissions on a per-user basis More information is given at: <http://features.refbase.net> Credits ------- See AUTHORS Requirements ------------ refbase requires: - a web server (like the Apache HTTP Server <http://httpd.apache.org/>) - PHP <http://www.php.net/> (version 4.4.0 or greater) with enabled session support & installed PHP MySQL module - MySQL <http://www.mysql.com/> (version 4.1.x or greater required for Unicode support) - for import and export of various formats (e.g., Endnote & BibTeX): Bibutils <http://www.scripps.edu/~cdputnam/software/bibutils/> (version 3.21 or greater) More detailed information is available at: <http://requirements.refbase.net> Installation & Import --------------------- See INSTALL Update ------ See UPDATE New Features ------------ See NEWS Changelog --------- See ChangeLog Known issues ------------ See BUGS What is missing? ---------------- See TODO License ------- See COPYING Further information ------------------- For more information about the refbase project and pointers to working examples of refbase please visit: <http://www.refbase.net/> or <http://refbase.sourceforge.net/>