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From: Frank <fam@muenn.net>
To: emacs-orgmode@gnu.org
Subject: Re: Organizing a collection of papers
Date: Fri, 29 Jun 2012 00:24:09 +0000 (UTC)	[thread overview]
Message-ID: <loom.20120629T021632-333@post.gmane.org> (raw)
In-Reply-To: loom.20120604T025637-979@post.gmane.org

Victor Miller <victorsmiller <at> gmail.com> writes:

> I've just started using org-mode, and so far find it quite
> useful. I have a very large collection of technical papers in a
> directory tree, and I'd like to go through them and index them
> through org-mode. What I'd like is to have a way of going through
> them and look at the unannotated ones, and annotate them one by
> one. I imagine doing this by first making up a file of links like
> [[xxx.pdf][not done yet]], and then being presented with the not
> done ones, glancing at them and deciding how what annotations to
> put in. In addition I'd like to add tags. What I'd really like is
> to be able to make up new tags on the fly. Has anyone done
> anything like this in org-mode?

I've used org-mode about a year and a half, and I don't think it's the best
application for what you describe.  There are several packages available to do
this; the one I've used most often and successfully is Zotero (zotero.org). 
This is a browswer plug-in which implements a very nice database for your
papers.  At this point, I've indexed 1092 papers (PDFs, web pages and other
materials).  In some cases, I have multiple files attached to each of them.

Zotero helps me manage the PDFs I have already, and makes it non unusual for me
to add a few dozen to my collection, all nicely cross-referenced and ready for
citations using Word or Latex.  Once you realize how easy it is to get from a
google scholar result to another PDF in your database, and the database entry is
completely ready to support insertion as a citation, as a footnote or
end-note,... this gets very addictive.  I can't imagine any org-mode package
accelerating the process of finding, displaying, indexing and citing sources as
much as Zotero does for me.

  parent reply	other threads:[~2012-06-29  1:30 UTC|newest]

Thread overview: 7+ messages / expand[flat|nested]  mbox.gz  Atom feed  top
2012-06-04  0:57 Organizing a collection of papers Victor Miller
2012-06-04  8:41 ` BernardH
2012-06-04 10:37 ` François Allisson
2012-06-29  0:24 ` Frank [this message]
2012-06-29  4:33   ` John Wiegley
2012-06-29 16:07     ` Thomas S. Dye
2012-07-03  0:46       ` Christian Wittern

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