Re: Group power ("Gregory J. Sandell" )

Subject: Re: Group power
From:    "Gregory J. Sandell"  <sandell(at)SPARKY.LS.LUC.EDU>
Date:    Tue, 25 Nov 1997 07:46:35 -0600

Jont Allen writes: > Many of us need bibliographic data bases for writing papers. I propose that > topic), etc. We could standardize the format, and then provide shell or > cgi scripts to convert the database into your preferred format (e.g. Bibtex, > MSword, Framemaker whatever, etc.). Then when you are writing a paper and > > What do you think? The issues as I see them are this: 1. Who sinks all the hours into collecting and typing in data the first time 2. Who makes periodic updates 3. Who writes the scripts/cgi programs, and who is willing to update them with changes in technology, and new bibliograhic format requests 4. Who can maintain the site for a long time 5. ...and who is at a company/university that can supply the web server 6. If all the above effort is worthwhile since perhaps something better will be available in a few years (e.g. if all journals go online and provide helpful subject keys) Sounds like a job that is too big for anyone to do in their spare time, in the sprit of internet altruism. Greg -- Gregory J. Sandell, Research Associate, sandell(at) Parmly Hearing Institute, Loyola University Chicago 6525 N. Sheridan Chicago IL 60626 USA voice:773-508-3976 FAX:773-508-2719 WWW:

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