[OS X TeX] AppleScripts updated

Simon Spiegel simon at simifilm.ch
Fri Dec 17 03:13:44 EST 2004

With the release of BibDesk 0.97.1 I've updated my AppleScripts, they 
now use BibDesk's cite key generation when adding an entry. Thanks to 
Christiaan for this great contribution.

* Addwepage – A simple script for Safari, it creates a new URL-entry 
with the the title and URL of the website currently open in Safari. It 
also adds the current date, using Jurabib's Urldate field.

* Nebis – Also a Safari script, meant for Nebis 
(http://opac.nebis.ch/ALEPH/) and IDS Basel/Bern 
(http://aleph.unibas.ch/ALEPH/), the libraries of the universities of 
Basel, Bern and Zürich (Switzerland) which are all based on Aleph. 
Search for  the book you want in Safari and once you found it, add it 
to BibDesk with this script. The script is a bit of a hack since 
Aleph's output isn't always formatted the same way, but until BibDesk 
gets proper Z39.50 support, it's the best I can do.

* Amazonsearch – This script allows you to search in the Amazon 
database directly out of BibDesk. You can either search amazon.com or 
amazon.de and you can do either keyword or author search. 
Unfortunately, Amazon's bibliographic data is somewhat limited, you 
only get some basic information.

* RLGSearch - This script searches http://redlightgreen.com a 
bibliographic database which claims to have 120 mio titles. Like with 
Amazonsearch you can do your search directly out of BibDesk. The 
bibliographic data is much more complete, you can even select from 
different editions. If the data is available, the following fields are 
filled: Address, Author, Title, Year, Publisher, Editor, Flanguange 
(jurabib's field for original language), Translator, ISBN, Edition, 
Series, Number (of Series), Notes.
The scripts can be downloaded at: 

Two of the scripts parse HTML output which is a nasty thing. If you 
encounter problems feel free to contact me.

Simon Spiegel
Mutschellenstr. 97
8038 Zürich

Telephon: ++41 43 535 81 71
Mobophon: ++41 76 459 60 39

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