My quest for an alternative application to organize my scientific papers using Windows or Linux continues.
This time I’m going to write a bit about an application that is totally cross-platform, it’s a web-based application called Aigaion
Aigaion is a web-based bibliography system that runs on PHP/MySQL and could come in handy for groups that may be working on a large project and want to centralize the literature.
This is the first online tool I’ve found for this type of task and although I have not yet tested it, there is a list of key features that look quite promising.
* Organization of publications in a topic tree.
* Annotation of publications by using notes.
* Easy cross-referencing between publications and notes.
* Browse publication lists with different sortings.
* Clear single-publication overview.
* Add multiple in- or external attachments per publication.
* Import from BibTeX and RIS.
* Export to BibTeX and RIS.
* Formatted export to txt, html or rtf in common citation styles.
* Set individual user rights, from read-only to administrator.
* Assign users to user groups.
* Customizable anonymous access.
* Platform independent, written in PHP/MySQL.
* GNU General Public License (GPL).
There is a live demo available on the site for try, but I’m sure that I’ll only really have anything to say about it after trying it for myself.
Have you used Aigaion yet? What did you think of it?
[Hat tip: Paula Simões]