2013 May

Some musing on scientific writing…

Some notes for my fellows at University of Liverpool. Quite often we’ve to manage a lot of content, which means get it, digitize it, and manage it to finally end up writing something about it.

Let’s see it from where we want to have it:

All content should be digitized, and it should be indexable. Which means, all articles and books must somehow end up being PDFs with actual content searchable, i.e. they need to be OCR’d if they were scanned, to then be put into a library manager such as BibDesk or DevonThink, to ultimately be used by LaTeX. Read more…

By mnott on 2013/05/01 | Research, Science

Export from VitalSource Bookshelf

Every now and again, my University gives us a reader through the DRM black hole software that they deemed useful to license: VitalSource bookshelf. And of course, that means you’ll get encrypted content, which your operating system and document management system of choice won’t index. And just as with Adobe Digital Editions (but more uncomfortably than over there), there’s ways out of that. Read more…