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[Xmca-l] Re: Reference data bases
Don't floods often occur not too long after a sudden defrost?
On Fri, Jan 30, 2015 at 11:46 AM, Martin John Packer <
> Defrosting the digital library:
> On Jan 30, 2015, at 12:23 PM, Annalisa Aguilar <email@example.com> wrote:
> > Huw,
> > 1. It would be great to be able to highlight a PDF while reading, and
> possibly add a note to tag it, then later to be able to collate and
> organize those notes (from the PDFs) without losing where they come from,
> without having to put anything in folders at all. Just leave the
> highlighting in the PDF so the context isn't lost. The PDF(with its
> highlights and tags), being housed in the reference DB, would be searchable
> at anytime.
> > A search list or filtered list of these highlighted texts/quotes could
> allow clicking on the entry and then open the PDF and take you to where
> it's located in the paper.
> > I suppose what I'm getting at is to try to reduce the need to file
> anything. Who has time for that? Can the search facility be the focus for
> organizing? Do your search and then save the search list to reference in
> the future if need be.
> > 2. Auto-generated citations would be good too, but I think that's an
> easy reach, isn't it?
> > 3. Papers (the now-Springer software) has a cool search feature that
> allows searching the internet for recent papers by the author. Sometimes it
> doesn't always work, but even finding one or two new entries makes it worth
> the crufty list that is sometimes produced.
> > Kind regards,
> > Annalisa
It is the dilemma of psychology to deal with a natural science as an object
that creates history. Ernst Boesch.