Crane is a literature download and organization web service. Paper and metadata
download is possible for (nearly) every open-access journal which satisfies
<meta> tags, journals supported by sci-hub, and direct download
Goals of the project are to be minimal, support data portability (no databases
or app-proprietary formats), and secure. Paper "categories" are simply
directories created on the filesystem, and paper metadata is derived from
<meta> tags and written to disk as XML.
A read-only demo instance can be found here.
Crane can be compiled with
go build, and installed system-wide by
make install with root-level permissions.
Crane can be run locally or on a server. The index (
"/") endpoint lists papers
but does not permits modification to the set. The admin (
supports optional authentication and permits paper download, deletion, and
moving between categories, as well as category addition, deletion, and rename.
Usage of ./crane: -host string IP address to listen on (default "127.0.0.1") -port uint Port to listen on (default 9090) -path string Absolute or relative path to papers folder (default "./papers") -sci-hub string Sci-Hub URL (default "https://sci-hub.se/") -user string Username for /admin/ endpoints (optional) -pass string Password for /admin/ endpoints (optional)
By default, crane listens on
127.0.0.1:9090 but this is configurable with the
--port parameters. Authentication is optional but can be enabled
--pass parameters; the index is always publicly accessible.
Papers are written to
--path, stored in directories which serve as paper