Thursday, July 24, 2014

Feature of the Week: Clipboard for beginners

This week we want to introduce some features offered by our clipboard that some of you might not know yet. The clipboard enables you to collect a subset of your own and other's publications. To add publications to the clipboard you can simply use BibSonomy's clipboard button as shown below: 

Once you've added all publications of interest to the clipboard you can export them using a format like MS Office XML, which was introduced last week. 

Another feature of the clipboard which is only available for your own publications is the adding of tags to multiple publications. You get there by clicking "edit own entries" in the above figure.

For example, if you want to collect publications as relevant literature for a paper, a class or a project, you can mark these publications in the clipboard by adding a meaningful tag to them.

Happy tagging!

Monday, July 14, 2014

Feature of the week: MS Office XML export

The new MS Office XML export enables you to easily import your publications into MS Word.

To export a publication, simply select the "MSOffice XML"-Option in the "all formats"-ComboBox and save the xml-file.

You can also export all your Publications via selecting the "MSOffice XML"-Option on the export page. To import your publications into MS Word open the Reference-Manager, select "Browse..." and open the export xml.

Now you can select the publications you wish to copy into your bibliography on the left side, hit "copy" to add them and finally close the window.

Et voilà!. A click on "bibliography" lets you add the bibliography to your document, including all your previously imported sources.

Happy Tagging

Wednesday, June 25, 2014

BibSonomy 2.0.45

Hello happy taggers,

today, we released version 2.0.45 of BibSonomy.

This release contains lots of internal cleanups, refactorings and minor bugfixes. But we also have a new feature for you: An MS Office XML export.

Keep happy and tagging,

Monday, June 23, 2014

Feature of the week: Full title text when hovering over titles

When many publication and bookmark posts are displayed in a list, then there is a lot on the page - except space. This is why we need to abbreviate titles and other information such as the titles of journals or conference proceedings. A while ago, we had lots of hovers everywhere on the post-lists but we found that they were too obtrusive. Now, you can see the unabbreviated information as lightweight hovers when moving the mouse over one of the abbreviated titles. Seeing the non-abbreviated version is sometimes necessary to distinguish publications which appear in different versions for example in proceedings and in a journal or simply in an online archive.

Happy tagging!

Wednesday, June 11, 2014

Feature of the week: Save-and-rate button

A nice but not very often used feature of BibSonomy is the rating of bookmarks and publications. Rating and discussing posts may help you to remember your evaluation of a post and share it with others. It may also help to find the best publications concerning a certain topic or within a group

To simplify the rating process you can now click on our new save-and-rate button when adding or editing a posts: 

This will get you to the discussion page where you can rate and/or comment on your post. Your rating and comment will be publicly visible by default. You can change the visibility though and add for example an anonymous comment. If you want to add internal links to other publications on BibSonomy you can also add those references with the corresponding button.

Happy rating!

Thursday, June 5, 2014

Feature of the Week: Bookmarking publications from Morgan and Claypool Publishers with the BibSonomy add-on

This week's feature is presented by our student Haile: 

The new MorgenClaypoolScraper scrapes publication metadata from Morgan & Claypool Publishers and thereby allows you to easily store that data in BibSonomy. Using the scraper is very easy with the BibSonomy add-on. If you do not have it in your browser, yet, download and install it for your browser. Here are the basic steps to follow when you want to post publications using the add-on: 
  1. Open a publication from Morgan & Claypool publishers. For example, Linked Data: Evolving the Web into a Global Data Space is available on their website.  
  2. Click on the save publication button on your browser:  
  3. A new page will be loaded for editing your entry. Add tags by extending tags (encircled in red). Possible tags will be recommended by BibSonomy.  
  4. Click on the save button.

As you can see, it’s very easy: on the publication site from Morgan & Claypool you just need to click on the post publication button of the BibSonomy browser add-on.

Happy Tagging!

Haile M

Monday, May 26, 2014

Feature of the week: Updating Privacy in batchedit page

We have added a new option to the batchedit page** : Set Viewability.
You can select ‘Set Viewabilty’ from the drop down list and this allows you to set the same privacy to several posts at once.

This new feature might be useful after joining a new group. In this case the user can set the privacy of several posts to the new group at once. Also it will be a nice feature for users who do not want to let others know, before they publish their work. In this case they can set previously private posts to public after privacy is no longer necessary.
In addition to the above use cases, it can be applied to posts in PUMA, where posts are stored as private by default. It is troublesome to put them individually to public. This feature saves a lot of time and clicking in such a case!

** Batchedit page can be reached by firstly clicking on the small cog-wheel symbol above a post-list ( On the own BibSonomy page) and then selecting the ‘edit own entries …’.

Happy tagging

Wednesday, May 21, 2014

Release 2.0.44

Today we released BibSonomy in version 2.0.44. Next to some internal cleanup, we thereby published the following new features

  • a new quick "save and rate" button to discuss a publication or website directly after posting it
  • a new Scraper for Morgan & Claypool
  • a new parameter groupby for the publications tag in the CV-Wiki to group your publications by year
  • a new hover-effect for the title of publication, showing some important meta data including the full title
  • the option to change the privacy-setting (viewability) for several posts at once
  • preview pictures for SVG documents (attached to publiation posts)
We will follow up on each of these features in our blog within the next weeks.

Happy Tagging

Tuesday, May 13, 2014

TYPO3 extension BibSonomy CSL supports export for Endnote

The new release of the TYPO3 extension BibSonomy CSL supports exports of publication in the Endnote citation style. In the setup of the front-end plugin you can now enable (next to links to the abstract, to BibTeX, or following a publications URL) also a link to the Endnote export.

Upon request, the exported data will be fetched directly from BibSonomy/PUMA using AJAX. The screenshot shows how a publication might look like on your homepage, with Endnote export enabled and requested:

Happy tagging

Wednesday, May 7, 2014

Feature of the week: Sortable post list (via API)

If you want to process BibSonomy data our API is the place to look for it. Various informations can be received through it. One example are post lists belonging to user x. These post lists can now be sorted by using the keys 

An example for retrieving bookmarks sorted by title can be seen below: 

Additional information on how to use our API can be found on our help pages.

Sorting post lists via the API works the same way as sorting posts on BibSonomy:

Happy Tagging!