[OS X TeX] BibLaTeX and archival (a la jurabib)

G.H. Szylowsky PhD g.h.szylowskyphd at me.com
Tue Dec 16 20:16:05 CET 2008

Hi Rolf,

Why are you using BibLaTeX. I looked at it and I decided that any  
bibtex variant requiring a 175 page manual is a monstrosity.

BibTeX is Gratzer's book with all the examples is 30 pages.


On 8-Jun-08, at 2:08 PM, Rolf Schmolling wrote:

> Hello knowledgeable Ones,
> has anybody tried to achieve sth. like the somehwat basic "archival"- 
> implementation in jurabib via BibLaTeX? I am a German historian  
> working on my phd-Thesis (Modern history: "Slave Labor for Siemens")  
> and consider changing over from jurabib to BibLaTeX.
> However, this would mean working over (changing a lot in) my bib- 
> file (I use BibDesk) and create a new style for the bibliography to  
> get the output along the lines of my field. For that special entry  
> type (unpublished files in archives) it would need to show in my  
> bibliography
> 1) the archive (name)
> 2) subarchive if applicable
> 3) file group (first part of signature/call-number)
> 4) signature (further parts of the call-number)
> I'd need to group files cited according to archive, subarchive and  
> file group with the option to change the depth (e.g. show only  
> archive/subarchive, file group) keeping in a separate bibliography  
> (unpublished files) along multibib/jurabib. i already know that this  
> last part is not very difficult with BibLaTeX.
> At the same time I'd like to be able to make sure that I get a full/ 
> long citation the first time I cite a file in the text and a shorter  
> version of that title at later times. This unfortunately is not  
> working with jurabib easily (ion comparison to the other file- 
> types), one has to address a shorttitle-field manually for  
> consecutive entrys.
> Any ideas? I have not been able to find a BibLaTeX-style I could use  
> a s a starting point though I wary that effort.
> Thanks for any hints,
> greetings
> Rolf
> --
> Rolf Schmolling M.A. Historian, Rolf.Schmolling at Alumni.TU-Berlin.DE
> http://rolf_schmolling.macbay.de/
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