About Bibliophile

Bibliophile was founded by Mark Grimshaw (Wikindx), Matthias Steffens (RefBase) and Daniel Pozzi (PHPBibMan) in 2004. Our goal is to promote collaboration between developers and end-users of bibliographic databases.

We provide GPL PHP libraries to be used in any project for conversion, import and export of bibliographic exchange formats (EndNote, BibTeX etc.), formatting of raw bibliographic data and citations (APA, Chicago, IEEE etc.) and a range of other utilities. See the downloads page for more details.


One future target is to establish a technology to provide cross-site searches for references. BPCentral, the central server will hold a catalogue of installations and the kind of search interface they provide and some more information. A first preliminary version is already up and running.

Project information

We have a little more information on the project page. The mailing list archives are accessible from there.


This website is hosted by SourceForge and maintained by Mark Grimshaw based on original work by Daniel Pozzi. We would like to thank SourceForge for their great services and their kind support.

The Bibliophile Initiative 2006