I am thinking about a collaborative effort, where several people would need to insert data; for different reasons, it would be most convenient that this data is in
bibtex format (the references format for
Now, I know JabRef reference manager as a GUI that people may be willing to give a try; and I also know it refers to Bibtex
.bib files as "databases". However, is anyone aware of a method, where a "database" (essentially exportable as a .bib file) is managed online - and several users could access it, and make edits in it (where all edits would be tracked per user, similar to
I would essentially recommend
subversion for this - however, come collaborators are not to keen on command-line
svn or the existing GUIs; so, I though, if:
- One can use
jabrefitself to authenticate to a remote database and make edits there; or
- One can authenticate and make edits through a webpage (say PHP application)
... then these options could be slightly more acceptable for people who are otherwise not keen on working with command-line tools like subversion.
Are there any tools around that would facilitate this kind of use of the bibtex format?
Many thanks in advance for any answer,