Great green bush-cricket (Tettigonia viridissima L., 1758) with description
BIBLIOSALTA is a reference manager database. It was developed when preparing a bibliography on the systematic literature of Orthoptera (crickets, locusts, grasshoppers and allies): Bibliographia Systematica Orthopterorum Saltatoriorum. I use it to organise the references on the subjects that I work on, finding publications on a certain subject, the box where a reprint is kept, or open a pdf-file of the article. Some tools are included that make it easy to find, sort, and export references or enter new ones. The layout should be largely self-explanatory. The instructions to the first version and the main changes are listed below.
The software is still a beta release but fully functional and will not expire. If you find any bugs or not working features, please send me a note with a detailed description. The database is provided with just a few sample references. Legal users of the first version of BIBLIOSALTA can receive an updated version by providing their license key.
System requirements: Windows XP, Mac OS X.3 or higher.
BIBLIOSALTA is Freeware, but remains under my Copyright (© Sigfrid Ingrisch 2007). That means you can use it and distribute it, but cannot profit from it or distribute it in whole or part without acknowledging the copyright owner. BIBLIOSALTA is provided without any guarantee whatsoever, you use it entirely at your own risk. Sigfrid Ingrisch bears no responsibility for any damages or data loss resulting from using this application.
What's new in version 2
- the database is now relational. It consists of 3 separate tables for references, authors, and journals (or books). Advantage: additional data for each author or journal can be stored without being repetitive. Disadvantage: you have to be careful when changing the name of the author or journal as this affects all related entries; data from version 1 of bibliosalta cannot be imported in one step (instructions to follow)
- open pdf files from a button in bibliosalta (pdf files should be collected in a folder PDF that resides within the same folder as BIBLIOSALTA)
- FileMaker8 understands unicode. Russian, Japanese, Chinese and other titles can be stored in their original spelling
- print to pdf, which allows to export styled text (italics, bold) when marked in the reference
- e-mails to ask for a reprint from the author are automatically produced from the database
- creating a new record, author and journal are now entered from a pull-down menu if they are already in the database
- abstract and keyword can be opened in a separate window for easy reading
- I corrected minor bugs with the export and copy functions that produced unnecessary brackets in the old version when the corresponding fields were empty.
- the 'open pdf' script does not work with the standalone versions, but only with a full version of FileMaker Pro.
Download Instructions from version 1 (21th September 2003)