[OS X TeX] Papers or BibDesk?

Andrei Sobolevskii ansobol at gmail.com
Mon Apr 30 13:26:38 EDT 2007

Hi Bruno and all,

On 30.04.2007, at 20:42, Daniel Becker wrote:

> e) for a task like these Gorodtsov-lists from Bruno voisin: BibDesk  
> would not directly do all that for you. But it would help you a lot  
> to collect the necessary information such that you have everything  
> you need to write those lists relatively quickly (including doi- 
> links etc., while this is more a BibTeX/hyperref/LateX-Problem). If  
> it is only for your personal use: Searching for all papers by a  
> specific author and ordering them by year and having clickable  
> links for doi's or urls - very easy-

A BibDesk record for an article can contain a "Keywords" field.  When  
you file a paper, populate this field with relevant keywords (like  
"oscillatory-source, trapped-waves" for Bruno).  It requires some  
manual work, but once you start doing it, BibDesk will suggest to  
auto-complete any keyword you used, so in fact this is very easy.   
Now you can create a "smart group," defining it e.g. like this:  
"Author" contains "Gorodtsov" AND "Keywords" contain "oscillatory- 
source".  A collection of such smart (= auto-updated) groups seems to  
directly reproduce what Bruno was doing manually, but in a more-than- 
semi-automatic way.

This is of course very much like tagging papers on CiteULike  
(www.citeulike.org) or Web pages on del.icio.us

The same smart group technology makes it less necessary to physically  
organize PDFs of papers into a complex hierarchy of folders and  


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