BasilicPlus is an extension of
Basilic, which is a bibliography server
designed for research laboratories that automates and facilitates the diffusion of their research publications
over the internet. It automatically generates web pages from a publication database, and making a
new publication available on the web is done in a minute. Each publication can be downloaded from its
associated web page, which also provides
additionnal documents (abstract, images, bibTex...). Index pages
are also created and feature a search engine and an image gallery.
Download and configuration
The installation process is simple and entirely configurable. Your server's configuration is fully tested before installing anything.The
Basiliclook and feel is defined using CSS style sheets and can hence easily be customized.
Basilicwas originally written for a Computer Graphics laboratory, which explains the thumbnails displayed in front of each publication. These can easily be removed.
Download BasilicPlus-current.tar.gz to an arbitrary temporary place on your web server. Then uncompress and untar the archive:
tar -xzf BasilicPlus-current.tar.gz cd BasilicPlus-[version] ./configureOpen the
install.htmlpage located in this directory with your favorite browser and follow the installation instructions.
- Main features
- Automated bibliography server: easy to use, automatic page generation.
- Each publications' web page automatically shows all of the associated documents.
- Index pages with a powerful search engine.
- Various result displays : researcher's publication list, image gallery, BibTeX...
- Separate back-office for edition of publications and database checking.
- Ease of use
- New publications can be added and edited easily using a simple web form.
- Upload associated documents (pdf files, images, abstract, ...) by using the back-office files management web form.
- Thumbnails are generated automatically from images and movies.
- Up-to-date web server
- Publication lists and associated pages are always up to date.
- Dynamic content: changes are immediately published.
- Easy use encourages researchers to keep the server updated.
- Simplified administration
- Lightweight server administration: an e-mail is sent in case of problems.
- Delegated management: each researcher manages his or her own publications.
- Rights management: each researcher can have tuned rights
- Simple semi-automatic system installation
- Clean organization
- Clean directory hierarchy: sorted by year, then by publication BibTeX key.
- Each publication's associated directory holds all of the associated documents.
- A separate back-office section for bibliography management.
- A unified look and feel for all publications.
- Bilingual (or more) web sites are handled.
- Conformity to standards
- Customizable look and feel using
- Distributed under the terms of the GNU-GPL licence and hence open source.
- Based on simple
phpscripts that can easily be modified and extended.
- Fully customizable installation paths to fit your web server organization.
- Customizable look and feel using
- Possible extensions
- Adding new languages for multilingual web sites is easy.
- Managing multiple teams, adding a lab member database...
- Based on a
mySQLdatabase: new queries and tables are possible.
BasilicPlus requires an Apache web server with PHP and mySQL installed and
properly configured. The web is full of installation and
configuration web pages on this subject. Other system configurations might be used at the expenses
of code translation.
- October 20th, 2006 : Version 1.0b of BasilicPlus
File upload module added with protection of private files
Team and Projects handling
Tunable rights to access the different services
BibTeX import not working anymore...
- October 17th, 2005 : Version 1.5.13
Minor typos fixed.
- July 12th, 2005 : Version 1.5.12
phpMyAdmin compatible format (instead of mysqlimport) for Bibtex import after installation.
- June 10th, 2005 : Version 1.5.11
New DocumentRoot configure variable to patch an Apache bug with virtual hosts.
- February 14th, 2005 : Version 1.5.10
Small bug with movie thumbnails in document database fixed.
- November 22nd, 2004 : Version 1.5.9
LaTeX accentuated characters can be used in forms. Better BibTeX formating.
- November 19th, 2004 : Version 1.5.8
Better Basilic update process. PubliCNRS export format polished.
- November 16th, 2004 : Version 1.5.7
Many small improvements since last version. Adding a release number to version number to differentiate them. New XML (CNRS format) display mode.
- November 2nd, 2004 : Version 1.5
GNU GPL standardization. Search for a title also searches in keywords. Better
displayPublicationsoption. Year directories created on demand.
- October 18th, 2004 : Version 1.4
displayPublicationsfunctions to include query results in any web page. Minor appearance and HTML changes.
- September 21st, 2004 : Version 1.3
Many minor bug fixes to increase stability. Easier update from older versions.
ContactsSubscribe to the basilic mailing list to get informed of new releases.
Email any comment, bug report or even feature requests.
The scripts were initially written by Marc Lapierre and modified for the
Basilic distribution by Gilles Debunne.
They were finnaly extended by Arnaud FREY to become
Here is a link to the original Basilic web page.
BasilicPlus licenceOriginal soft: Basilic Version 1.5.10, released on February 14, 2005.
Copyright (C) 2004 Gilles Debunne (
Gilles dot Debunne at imag dot fr) Extended by: Arnaud FREY (
arnaud dot frey at dpt-info dot u-strasbg dot fr)
BasilicPlus is based on Basilic and like Basilic it is free software; you can redistribute it and/or modify it under the terms of the GNU General Public License as published by the Free Software Foundation; either version 2 of the License, or (at your option) any later version.BasilicPlus is distributed in the hope that it will be useful, but WITHOUT ANY WARRANTY; without even the implied warranty of MERCHANTABILITY or FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE. See the GNU General Public License for more details.
You should have received a copy of the GNU General Public License along with BasilicPlus; if not, write to the Free Software Foundation, Inc., 59 Temple Place, Suite 330, Boston, MA 02111-1307 USA