I am the integrator of a big activity report (~800 pages, several thousand bib entries) for my lab. For this edition, we have particular bibliography needs and I am searching for the best way to implement it (packages and architecture). To summarize, my lab includes 5 departments, each one including several teams. The expected result is:
- Lab introduction with related bibliography
- First department report, including citations of related teams, without bibliography at the end
- Team 1 of dep 1, without bibliography at the end
- Team 2 of dep 1, without bibliography at the end
- Last team of dep 1, without bibliography at the end
- Bibliographies, clustered team by team (so all teams bibliographies for this department, with bib entries sharing the same counter -- if last entry of team 1 is, say n, the first entry of team 2 should be n+1), knowing that if the department cites a given ref, and a team cites the same ref, the ref number shloud be the same.
- Second department report, including citations of related teams, without bibliography at the end
- Team 1 of dep 2, without bibliography at the end
- Last department report, ...
- Lab conclusion with related bibliography
Currently, I handle 5 departments and around 35 teams... For the previous edition, it was easier: The global architecture was the same, but a bibliographic part was at the end of each department/team. I used chapterbib and everything worked fine (with some home-made bibliographic tools to merge/purge bib entries).
For this edition, things are more complicated. I already did some tests with chapterbib, even with the "gather" option, but I do not get satisfactory results (to be more specific, it does not work at all for now). So I wonder if my approach is possible or if there is an easier solution, possibly by changing package ... Your opinion? Any help is welcome!
Edit. Important point: Each department / team is currently related to a single file. I would like to keep, as much as possible, this organization as it favors a better edition for the corresponding responsables.