Release status: stable
|Implementation||Tag, Special page, Database|
|Description||Enables MediaWiki to store and manage bibliographic data and to use it within an article.|
|Author(s)||Tobias Weichart, Robert Vogel (Osnardtalk)|
|Check usage and version matrix; stats|
The BibManager extension enables MediaWiki to store BibTeX data and to use these entries within an article. It offers forms to create edit and otherwise manage bibliograpic data and allows import and export of BibTeX format. It has been developed in 2011 for the SaltWiki-Project of the Hornemann Institute by Hallo Welt! Medienwerkstatt GmbH.
You can download the extension directly from the MediaWiki source code repository (browse code). You can get:
- One of the extensions tags
Not all extensions have tags. Some extensions have tags for each release, in which case those tags have the same stability as the release. To download a tag
- Go to the tags list
- Click the name of the tag you want to download
- Click "snapshot"
- The latest version of one of the extensions branches
Each extension has a master branch containing the latest code (might be unstable). Extensions can have further branches as well.
- Go to the branches list
- Click the branch name
- Click "snapshot"
- A snapshot made during the release of a MediaWiki version.
This might be unstable and is not guaranteed to work with the associated MediaWiki version.
After you've got the code, save it into the extensions/BibManager directory of your wiki.
If you are familiar with git and have shell access to your server, you can obtain the extension, with all its tags and branches, as follows:
cd extensions git clone
- Download and extract the files in a directory called "
BibManager" in your extensions/ folder.
- Add the following code to your LocalSettings.php (at the bottom)
require_once( "$IP/extensions/BibManager/BibManager.php" );
- Done – Navigate to "Special:Version" on your wiki to verify that the extension is successfully installed.
- Wether or not to use JS for better user experience. Default is
- This is for future development. Default is
'BibManagerLocalMWDatabaseRepo'. You may implement your own repo by extending the abstract
- An associative array that defines the output format of the various entry types. Please take a look ah the
BibManager.phpfor an example.
- The namespace citation links point to. Default is
- The link to which the 'Google Scholar' link points. Default is
- User can access the edit special page. Edit links are shown.
- User can delete entries. Delete links are shown.
- User can add or import entries. Creation and import SpecialPages can be accessed.
To use one of the three BibManager-Tags proceed as follows:
<bib id="citation" />
- Get a link to the citation you have set up before (e.g.
<bib id='testing:2010' />points to the article
- List all the
<bib />tags embedded in the articles text (list in alphabetical order)
- Render list of citations. You can use the
filterattribute to influence the result. I.e.
<bibprint filter="year:2011|2010, author:hawkins" />will show all entries from the repository that are from the year 2011 OR 2010 AND have hawkins as author.
Ideas for futher development / TODOs
- Add additional fields like on uni-bremen.de on section Other fields.
- Implement API for remote access and shared repos
- Add a article <-> entry relationship table for automatic purging at entry change and sophisticated querys like Other pages using this entry
© GPL, see subfolder "docs/"
Icons from famfamfam are used within this extension.