Wednesday, June 27, 2012

Release 2.0.26

Since today we're running BibSonomy 2.0.26 on our servers. This version is mainly a bugfix release, and includes several internal optimizations which should make our service faster and more reliable. Apart from that, there's also some visible stuff contained - namely:

  • Support of complex tag queries: Up to now, we did not answer tag queries with 10 or more tags for performance reasons. With this release, this has changed, now also larger numbers of tags can be queried. For the techies: We've solved the performance issue using Lucene in the background
  • CSL via REST-API: Since our last release, we're offering a new export format for publications, namely formatted according to the Citation Style Language. This format is now also available via our API by appending the parameter ?format=csl
In any case stay tuned for further upcoming news from our side, and of course keep on tagging happily :)

Wednesday, June 20, 2012

Feature of the Week: Citavi Integration

Today's feature of the week is not concerned with something we offer on our own, but rather from a great 3rd party publication management software - namely Citavi. As you probably know, Citavi is a locally installed reference management software, designed to support the complete lifecycle of searching / organizing references and writing papers with them. In order to combine the advantages of a web-based collaborative system like BibSonomy and Citavi, there exist a number of integration possibilities since quite some time. First of all, you can of course export entries from BibSonomy and add them to your local Citavi collection. This is explained in the following little tutorial:

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In the opposite direction, you can export your entries from Citavi to your online web collection in BibSonomy:

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For the latter, an important requirement is that the setting "TeX mode" within Citavi is enabled.

While this is not a particularly new feature, we hope that such existing integration facilities broaden the spectrum of applicability of web-based and local reference management solutions. But of course, don't forget to tag ;-) so Happy Tagging,

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