Thursday, November 29, 2012

Release 2.0.30

BibSonomy turns 30!

Today we released version 2.0.30 of BibSonomy which is the 30th release of BibSonomy since we re-designed the software infrastructure for BibSonomy, building upon industry standards like Spring and iBatis.

This release contains mainly bug fixes (repaired layout of the discussion pages, preview images on user's resource pages available again, attribute removed from CSL layout) and two new scrapers: for the Journal of Neuroscience and for the Development Journal. Furthermore, the author pages now contain publication counts.

Happy Tagging!

Friday, November 23, 2012

Feature of the week: Search with negated tags

We find it would be very useful to be able to exclude posts with certain tags in a search. Now this is supported in BibSonomy via the sys:not system tag.
You can use this tag in the tag search as a prefix for any tag. This causes the system to exclude every post which is tagged with the tag that follows the sys:not operator. 

For example some of my colleagues like to tag publications which they have already read with a tag like “read”.

 In combination with the sys:not system tag, they are now able to find all publications which they haven't tagged as read yet by querying for sys:not:read.

 Hope you'll like this feature and happy tagging!

Tuesday, November 13, 2012

Feature of the week: Post publications by scanning QR Codes/Barcodes

As some of you might have seen, we have recently introduced a new and useful feature: Scanning QR Codes from publications to add them to one's clipboard - e. g. to quickly compile a sublist of references for a paper. Also, not so long ago, Thomas introduced another new feature: Storing publications (see his blog post) by entering ISBN numbers.
This week, we take this one step further by combining these two features and adding a little spice to the recipe!

Now it is possible to scan documents with embedded Bibsonomy QR
Codes to post the according publications. BibSonomy collects all available data of your document automatically and redirects you to the edit publication page. And the best thing: This does not only work with QR Codes. You can now also also automatically post books by scanning the barcode on their respective back sides.

Here is how it works:

Navigate to the post publication page.

The BibSonomy homepage with the post publication navigation entry.

Click the scan code tab on the tabular navigation of the page to see the new Code Scanner.

After successfully scanning the respective code, BibSonomy will redirect you to the corresponding edit publication site, so that you can check the extracted inputs.

The Bibsonomy edit publication page with the extracted inputs.

We hope to improve your daily workflow on BibSonomy with this new feature. You can now add publications of colleagues to your own collection by simply scanning their printed versions without having to look them up on BibSonomy first.

Happy scanning


Monday, November 5, 2012

Feature of the week: Tag Autocompletion

BibSonomy is able to provide tags for any posted bookmark or publication.
Tags are meta-information that reduce the content or information of a post on relevant keywords. Usually one tag is used several times for different posts. We now added a new feature to easily grab the tags you‘ve used in older posts to describe your new post.

And here is how it works:
First choose the tag icon in the navigationbar. 

Then click into the searchfield and after you typed the first letter the corresponding tags appear in a list below. The more letters you type, the more exact the recommendation gets. Now you can choose the tag that fits your purpose best by using your mouse or arrow keys. After a mouseclick or a return the chosen tag appears in the searchfield.

This feature was added to different spots on the BibSonomy website:
  • the navigationbar
  • the edit tags page
  • the textfield that appears after a click on the pencil icon right next to the tags of a post in the postlist

Happy tagging,

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