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Re: An idea whose time has com: NetBib

Dear list,

I agree with Rebecca that the database will quickly become out of date if
authors have to keep posting updated information to the database manager.

How about combining two of the suggestions that have been made by others:

(1) Everyone generates and maintains his/her own page of references
   in a standard HTML format and sends a link to Jont.
   An alternative would be to insist on BibTEX format and to
   send Jont the URL of a BibTEX file with all the relevant details.

(2) Jont writes/obtains software that will periodically access
   these pages and update the master database accordingly. This is
   a one-off task that will not require lots of maintenance work
   on a regular basis.

Mike Brookes, EEE Dept, Imperial College, London SW7 2BT, UK
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Email: mike.brookes@ic.ac.uk
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