I'm working on setting up a document class (based on memoir) for an edited volume. As the footer or as footnote for the first page of the chapter, I need to have the bibliograhic reference for that chapter. I'd like to pull that from a bibtex/biblatex entry, but not have it show in the bibliograhy.

So, this is a two-part question:

  1. suggestion for either modifying \@makechapterhead or otherwise generate a footnote-like entity (i.e. without a footnbote mark) to include the \fullcite output at the bottom of the page, and
  2. how to do it in such a way that it isn't done as a citation in the chapter's bibliography?

Edit Work in progress, but part way there... After reviewing the client's requirements, apparently I'd misread a bit. They want the volume info in the footer/footnote and not the actual citation. That saves a good bit of fiddling with the biblatex bit.

What they want is something that looks like the output of (based on the answer from @Johannes_B):

\usepackage{multicol} % only way found to get pagewidth footnote 
                      % with two column layout


\chapter{Wombat, wombat, wombat}
\volumedetail{In \emph{Testing 1-2-3 -- A Big Contributed Volume}, edited by A.N. Editor, Proceedings of the Conference N\textsuperscript{o}\space999, \copyright\space1999 by  University of Somewhare Press. All rights reserved.}

So, now what it look like I need to do is either setup a memoir chapterstyle, make a customization to \chapter, or make a custom chapter pagestyle to automate the output during layout (i.e. pull the volume infor from \title{}, \author{}, etc.

  • can you provide a minimal working example? – LukasCB Oct 6 '16 at 12:53
  • @LukasCB, That's just it... I don't really know what an MWE would involve for this. My thought is (using biblatex), to set it as a footnote-like item to the \chapter{} section with \fullcite{ChapKey}, but need to exclude it from the \printbibliography bibliography list. After thinking through it, I'm not looking for a pagestyle issue (I'll edit the question) as much as a modification to the code for \chapter {}... but most pertnently, I don't know how to exclude a citation from the biblio. – Scard Oct 6 '16 at 13:37
  • I am really not sure what your output is supposed to look like. Maybe you are just looking for \footfullcite? Why changing the chapterhead? – Johannes_B Oct 6 '16 at 13:43
  • @Johannes_B, I have no way to post an image of what I'm looking for (net media filters at work), but it's fairly common in academic journals and contributed volumes (e.g. conference proceedings) for the first page of each chapter to have a full bibliographic reference at the bottom of the page. I could just add a footnote after the \chapter{} entry, but would need to have it not have a footnote mark. It's also very possible that I'm overthinking this, and there's a very simple solution that just isn't occuring to me... – Scard Oct 6 '16 at 13:52
  • @Johannes_B, I've edited the question, since the problem changed a bit, and included an MWE mockup of what I'm aiming at. The bib citation reference requirement was dropped, so now I'm more looking at a modified chaptersyle (I think?) to automatically insert the footnote/footer. STill no way to post an image, but the mwe compiles to what the output should look like. – Scard Oct 19 '16 at 18:35

I don't really know what is needed. But here is a first suggestion and starting point.

        author    = {Walter Wombat and Carl Capybara},
        title     = {Looking at a watch for exactly 17.234 hours},
        subtitle  = {Will you get crazy?},
        booktitle = {Journal of madness},
        date      = {2016-10-06},
        keywords  = {authordetail},
\chapter{Wombat, wombat, wombat}
\blindtext\footnote{Wombats are really cuddly.}
  • That's nearly perfect... I'll have to do some editing of the formatting for \authordetail, but something like this should work very well. Thank you. – Scard Oct 6 '16 at 15:20

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