Adding to the functionality of BibServer, it is now possible to import a collection, export again is bibJSON, then import the bibJSON again into BibServer.
For example, upload your own collection at http://bibsoup.net/upload – I will continue by using the typical pitman test collection. I uploaded it from the bibtex file, and now it is available in bibsoup:
- original file: http://stat.berkeley.edu/~pitman/bibserver.bib
- imported collection: http://bibsoup.net/test/pitman
I can now export the entire collection as bibJSON following the “download this collection” link on the collection display page:
- get the bibJSON: http://bibsoup.net/test/pitman.json?size=168
- save the output as a JSON file on your computer, e.g. pitman.json
Now, go to the upload page again, and choose “upload from your PC”. Select the pitman.json file and tell it the collection name again (note however that you cannot use the same collection identifier that I used, as it is already in use by a different owner). Do the upload, and that’s it! BibJSON round trip.