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*** BIBLIOGRAPHY ARCHIVES LICENSE STATEMENT ***
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The bibliographies in the TeX User Group bibliography archive
ftp://ftp.math.utah.edu/pub/tex/bib/
http://www.math.utah.edu/pub/tex/bib/index-table.html
and the bibliographies in the BibNet Project bibliography archive
ftp://ftp.math.utah.edu/pub/bibnet/
http://www.math.utah.edu/pub/bibnet/
with file extensions
.awk .bib .dvi .html .ltx .pdf .pdf.gz .ps .ps.gz .sok .twx
and the accompanying file Makefile are considered to be PUBLIC DOMAIN
information.
One important mirror of these two archives is the huge Karlsruhe
Computer Science bibliography archive at
http://liinwww.ira.uka.de/bibliography/index.html
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All of this data has been developed primarily by a single individual:
Nelson H. F. Beebe
University of Utah
Department of Mathematics, 110 LCB
155 S 1400 E RM 233
Salt Lake City, UT 84112-0090
USA
Email: beebe@math.utah.edu, beebe@acm.org, beebe@computer.org (Internet)
WWW URL: http://www.math.utah.edu/~beebe
Telephone: +1 801 581 5254
FAX: +1 801 581 4148
He wrote this license file, and continues to maintain and develop
these resources for the benefit of the worldwide Internet community.
In some cases, bibliographies credit multiple authors in their comment
headers; in those cases, none but the above-named are currently active
in maintaining them.
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From early 2006, new entries, and updates to, these archives are
expected to carry an internal comment in the .bib and .ltx files of
the form
%%% license = "PUBLIC DOMAIN",
However, because there are more than 1000 such files in these
archives, and because their file times are a critical external record
of their last content updates that guide the selection of
bibliographies for updating, I will not retrofit such license comments
into older files until they are next updated.
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Each BibTeX and LaTeX file contains a comment header with a version
number, timestamp, author name and address, file checksum, and other
information about the bibliography.
Every humanly-reasonable effort has been made to ensure the accuracy
of the data, which are checked for spelling errors, capitalization
errors, natural language errors, punctuation errors, typographical
errors, doubled-word errors, and delimiter balance errors. All
detected errors have been corrected, except for discrepancies that
cannot be resolved without access to either original journal data, or
additional bibliographic data. In such cases, BibTeX entries may
contain keys with the prefix xx (e.g., title and xxtitle) indicating
an alternate value.
Where possible, data are collected from as many (quasi-)reliable
sources as can be found, and merged to detect discrepancies.
The prime sources of most of the recent journal article data are
publisher Web sites, but sadly, even these are not as reliable as one
could hope.
The American Mathematical Society (AMS) and the Society for Industrial
and Applied Mathematics (SIAM) deserve special recognition for the
care in which they create Web data for their journals, and in the case
of the AMS, record reviewed mathematical publications in their
MathSciNet database.
A description of some of the bibliographic activity is recorded in
these articles:
@Article{Beebe:1993:BPS,
author = "Nelson H. F. Beebe",
title = "Bibliography prettyprinting and syntax checking",
journal = j-TUGboat,
volume = "14",
number = "4",
pages = "395--419",
month = dec,
year = "1993",
ISSN = "0896-3207",
URL = "http://www.math.utah.edu/~beebe/talks/1993/tug2003/",
bibdate = "Sat Aug 16 14:27:40 2003",
bibsource = "ftp://ftp.math.utah.edu/pub/bibnet/authors/b/beebe.bib;
http://tug.org/tugboat/",
}
@Article{Beebe:2004:BT,
author = "Nelson H. F. Beebe",
title = "A Bibliographer's Toolbox",
journal = j-TUGboat,
volume = "25",
number = "1",
pages = "89--104",
year = "2004",
ISSN = "0896-3207",
URL = "http://www.math.utah.edu/~beebe/talks/2004/pt2004/",
bibdate = "Fri Jul 02 05:09:03 2004",
note = "Presented at Practical \TeX{} '2004, Training and
Techniques Workshops and Presentations on \LaTeX{},
\TeX{}, Con\TeX{}t, AMS-\LaTeX{} July 19--22, 2004,
Holiday Inn Fisherman's Wharf San Francisco,
California",
acknowledgement = ack-nhfb,
}
Some of the software used is available at links from this Web site:
http://www.math.utah.edu/pub/bibtools.html
It is also directly accessible at these FTP archive locations:
ftp://ftp.math.utah.edu/bibcheck
ftp://ftp.math.utah.edu/bibclean
ftp://ftp.math.utah.edu/bibdup
ftp://ftp.math.utah.edu/bibextract
ftp://ftp.math.utah.edu/bibindex
ftp://ftp.math.utah.edu/bibjoin
ftp://ftp.math.utah.edu/biblabel
ftp://ftp.math.utah.edu/bibnet
ftp://ftp.math.utah.edu/biborder
ftp://ftp.math.utah.edu/bibparse
ftp://ftp.math.utah.edu/bibsearch
ftp://ftp.math.utah.edu/bibsort
ftp://ftp.math.utah.edu/bibsplit
ftp://ftp.math.utah.edu/mg
ftp://ftp.math.utah.edu/sgml
or equivalently, at these Web sites:
http://www.math.utah.edu/bibcheck
http://www.math.utah.edu/bibclean
http://www.math.utah.edu/bibdup
http://www.math.utah.edu/bibextract
http://www.math.utah.edu/bibindex
http://www.math.utah.edu/bibjoin
http://www.math.utah.edu/biblabel
http://www.math.utah.edu/bibnet
http://www.math.utah.edu/biborder
http://www.math.utah.edu/bibparse
http://www.math.utah.edu/bibsearch
http://www.math.utah.edu/bibsort
http://www.math.utah.edu/bibsplit
http://www.math.utah.edu/mg
http://www.math.utah.edu/sgml
By special request to their author, and with his consent, other
bibliographic support software may be made available on request, on an
as-is basis only, to individuals who wish to contribute to these
archives bibliographies of other journals, distinguished researchers,
and computer-related and mathematical subject areas.
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