About BibConverter

BibConverter is the result of lazyness and frustration. I wanted to minimize the time from finding an interesting reference online to a new entry in my BibTeX database. Most online bibliographic services offer export functionality. However, the exported data is usually incomplete and requires manual editing before it can be put in a BibTeX database. I therefore decided to bypass the whole export-import scheme and convert data directly from the web to the BibTeX format.

The conversion is done by a cgi script written in the Python programming language. For more background information about BibConverter, read my notebook entry about it.

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