The bibliography and indexes which follow this section demonstrate, for this short document, what the AUTHIDX package can do. For a much bigger example, see our mathematical biology book . That book has separate bibliographies in each chapter, demonstrating that AUTHIDX can be used even for documents with multiple bibliographies.
The beauty of the package is that it makes much better bibliographies and indexes available for very little effort on the part of the author: three extra lines in the input file, and four extra commands to be executed during the typesetting.
As the utility of its features becomes more widely known and appreciated, I hope that this package will receive wide use in the TEX community, and that publishers will adopt it for their routine technical book production.
Provided that bibliographic databases are used, AUTHIDX and a very simple MAKEDEX style file that produces SGML instead of TEX would make the package available to those many publishers who use SGML markup for documents.
With an alternate bibliographic database format, the AUTHIDX program would have to be rewritten, but I expect that major portions of the existing AWK code could be reused, so that the revision might take only a day or two of work.