Wednesday, November 28, 2007

New library management tool

I have previously posted about library management tools, and John Kendall has just pointed me to Steffen Jenkins site where he is providing a free, java-based, apparatus builder based on the SBL Handbook of Style. It also integrates with Nota Bene's Ibidem. It is in beta for now, but it works quite well and offers excellent ways of simplifying bibliographic entry, linking to other resources, and generating footnotes and bibliographies according to the SBL guidelines. It is worth checking out.
BTW, while you are on his page, you will see that he also provides "Yet Another Vocab Tester designed to aid the learning of vocab and grammar, especially for Biblical Hebrew, Aramaic and Greek."
Both are fully Unicode compliant.


  1. If anyone knows Steffen's address the URL on his page that should link to the example file points to his /My Documents directory and needs to be updated! There is no email address or blog visible on his site.

  2. Hi, Tim!
    The needed files are here. They include the JAR file and and "OAP" file which the program creates with all the data. It was by using this data that he generated the RTF files you note are incorrectly linked.
    I've already contacted Steffen about the bad links. His email address is listed within the program.

  3. Hi Tim and Mark,

    Fixed, I think!