Researchers, writers and students, this Stiod is for you – as well as for any one else who would need so.
Everybody who had to deliver a work where bibliographic references are need would agree that making them is a bit annoying, time consuming and does not sum up to your work. This idea is a bit far from turning real, but someone has to start it up!
The Stiod shall work if in collaboration with libraries, specially because they usually have all the data in their system. I googled some way of getting all the information from a common ISBN of the books I used – so, perhaps we still need some efficient ISBN database that embraces the most of books (if I am not wrong, the numbers themselves tell a lot about books, perhaps there’s a way of decoding it), but all my trials turned out empty for
Amazon.com has some as well, but only for books they sell.
The thing works as follows:
- Scan the bar code of a book
- the system localizes the ISBN information of its.
- the system generates a .txt file with all the information for a good bibliography entry
- the user adds those info to their bibliography manager of preference (BibTeX, Reference Manager etc.)
- Work is done.
For old books where the info would be impossible to find, one could simply get a network of users, who create and share their entries. Soon the whole world would cite and have access to a huge bibliographic reference since the first ISBN listed books.
Imagine you with a barcode scanner (or even without it – see alternative below),
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- Creating a Bibliography / References List with Word 2007 (casslibraryservices.wordpress.com)
- Wednesday Workshop! (idhbic.com)