The obvious black hole for many of us researchers is the lack of reference management in DTP and DevonAgent. This means that we have to deal with a huge assortment of kludges for integrating Papers, EndNote, Bookends, Sente, Zotero, Mendeley, or whatever into our DTP/DevonAgent-based workflows. Nightmares ensue. I suspect that lots of people considering DTP and DevonAgent don’t see the benefit when the software they’re already using handles their references also will store their files, do online searches, and let them takes notes on their sources.
A way to automatically generate reference data from a search result in DevonAgent or an existing source in DTP. The former is relatively easy-ish. The later is much harder. They are two libraries that purport to be able to generate reference data from existing sources:
So, one of those might be a good solution.
- A way to manage that reference data. Now, if you want to stay out of the bibliography software business, then just tag the data element with, say, BibTex element names and make that data available to be grabbed with an AppleScript, or copy and pasted. A full-blown set of bibliography features would allow you do to much more with that data, but the first step is to make it available and then maybe let plug-ins handle the management of it.