[NTG-context] Bibliographic Databases

Robin Kirkham robin.kirkham at csiro.au
Thu Apr 17 16:19:53 CEST 2008

Dear all,

I want to set up a shared bibliographic reference database for my  
research group, and I'm looking at software like refbase http:// 
refbase.sourceforge.net/ or refdb http://refdb.sourceforge.net/ to  
replace the somewhat random collection of personal BibTeX .bib files  
we have.

Does anyone have any experience or advice to offer in using such  
things, and hooking them up to ConTeXt?  Most of these systems will  
of course emit a .bib file which will obviously work, but will any  
emit the .bbl so I can forget about BibTeX?  Will luatex one day  
connect to a bib database and fetch the details of a cited  
reference?  Is there a ConTeXt "approved" way forward for this sort  
of thing?

Thanks in advance, Robin

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