[texhax] Is there other tools than bibtex for librarians

William Adams will.adams at frycomm.com
Mon Nov 27 01:54:48 CET 2006

On Nov 25, 2006, at 1:26 PM, Eric Pietrocupo wrote:

> Classification Scheme Builder : Being able to create a hierachy of
> subject class to create a classification scheme like Dewey or  
> Library of
> congress. The numbering of the Classes would be done automatically  
> and an
> index could be created pointing on the subject number instead of page.

Sorting in TeX is hard. Usually this sort of thing would be done by  
stuffing a database w/ all the relevant text, then extracting it w/  
appropriate macro tagging to allow it to then be compiled. Since you  
can have multiple indexes in a given document, it should be feasible  
to build one as such a classification scheme.

> Subject Heading/Index builder : being able to build some kind of  
> thesaurus
> index, with redirection toward other entries in the index, that  
> does not
> necessarily point on a page like the current indexes. If it could
> automatically manage word entries permutation, it could be  
> interesting.

References and left/right/first/last mark allow one to do this sort  
of thing if I'm understanding what you're getting at.

> MARC Catalogue reading : A module to read marc catalogue entries

This is better suited to BiBTeX front-ends --- although there isn't  
one which does this AFAIK, there are book database systems which can  
query MARC and other catalogues and then export to BiBTeX. Books for  
Mac OS X is one example. http://books.aetherial.net/wordpress/


William Adams
senior graphic designer
Fry Communications

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