So, you have a large bibliographic collection – it’s really useful to you, and perhaps some of your colleagues, and you have some tools for managing it (like Zotero, Bibsonomy, Mendeley). But what then?
Share with the world!
BibServer can upload your bibliographic collection from management tools such as Zotero by reading typical formats such as Bibtex.
Search and faceted browse
Once your collection is up in a BibServer, you can search across all the records, and filter by any value in your collection. You can also customise the view of your collection to show the most useful filters by default.
Graph the vital statistics
Want to know which year the most of your publications were published? Which author is most common in your collection? Which journal publishes the most relevant articles? Just use the visualise option to create a great bubble or bar chart based on one of your filter values.
Improve your collection
You can use your BibServer display to quickly spot errors in your records; then you can export and make improvements. Soon you will also be able to edit directly in the BibServer, and share collection management with others.
Use it elsewhere on the internet
Once your collection is in BibServer, it is even possible to use it directly as references within pages that you create on the web. There is a full RESTful API for querying your collections and every page returns JSON (just add .json or &format=json if have URL parameters). Demonstrations of this will be coming soon.
Export as BibJSON
BibServer uses a particular flavour of JSON that we call BibJSON; JSON formats are really useful for using on the web, and can quite easily be exported and used for fun things like the visualisations we demonstrate.