[acawiki-general] Fwd: comments on BibTeX import, from Jim Pitman
daniel.mietchen at googlemail.com
Tue Oct 27 07:05:19 EDT 2009
Having just imported a small bibtex file, I noticed the following points:
- Diacritics (Umlaute) are not parsed correctly (example:
- it would be helpful for the uploader to know that "tag" and
"summary" fields are sought for, and from which of the bibtex fields
they are generated.
- what about article titles with wiki-special characters (e.g. "/")?
On Tue, Oct 27, 2009 at 11:52 AM, Daniel Mietchen
<daniel.mietchen at googlemail.com> wrote:
> On Mon, Oct 26, 2009 at 11:52 PM, Nathan Yergler
> <nathan at creativecommons.org> wrote:
>>>>> By the way, do you plan to make the code for the BibTeX importer open?
>> It's already open. If you look at http://acawiki.org/Special:Version,
>> you'll see the link to the extension page
>> (http://www.mediawiki.org/wiki/Extension:BibTexImport) with source
> Thanks for the hint, Nathan (and for coding this in the first place).
> I just gave the upload function a try but discontinued because of
> "Select and correct the articles you want to import" - I think it
> would be very helpful
> to have some "Select All"/ "Deselect All" button.
> In terms of correcting metadata, I do not feel like correcting
> thousands of bibtex entries
> manually when CrossRef (for DOI) and others (SRef, CiteULike etc.)
> already keep detailed
> records of this kind relatively clean (much like FreeDB does for
> music, but generally better).
> And making things easily corrigible is one of the major functions of a
> wiki, right? I think
> it would be better to have a wiki bot go through the newly uploaded
> stuff on a regular
> basis and to make suggestions on how to correct/ reformat the metadata, based on
> information provided at the above-mentioned places.
> comes close to this already.
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