Thursday, June 27, 2013

Release 2.0.36

Yesterday we released version 2.0.36 of BibSonomy. The release contained several new features:
  • while editing one of your bookmarks or publications the tag autocompletion shows you the origin of the suggested tag. Whether it is a tag you already used to annotate other resources or a tag of the bookmark/publication you are currently copying from another user or a tag recommended by our service.
  • added JSON CSL output to the export pages and export controls. The output is compatible with  all CiteProc implementations (PHP, JavaScript, Haskell).
  • added a shorturl that directly takes you to your published publications (and bookmarks), just enter and you are redirected to your resources that you have tagged with the myown tag
  • improved scrapers (e.g. Mendeley and ACM)
As usual we also fixed some bugs to improve your experience with BibSonomy.

Happy tagging

Thursday, June 13, 2013

Feature of the Week: Choose the number of publications you want to export

BibSonomy offers many export formats (currently 46 formats, you can find a list of all export formats here) for your stored publications. Sometimes you only want to export the latest 5 or 10 publications and not the whole list. In the past you had to add a parameter to the url manually (e. g. by appending ?items=10) or manipulate the parameter to limit the number of publications. In the last release we have added buttons to our export pages to help you with this task.

On every BibSonomy page that lists publications you can get to the export page of the currently displayed publications by hovering over the options icon that you will find on the top right of the list.

In the appearing menu the link labeled "more" takes you to the export page:

On the export page you can now use the radio buttons (red box) to set the number of publications you want to export (e. g. 10 publications). You can choose between 5, 10, 20, 50, 100 and 1000 publications:

After choosing the number of publications you can select the export format from the drop down list above or the links below.

I hope this new feature makes it easier to export publications from BibSonomy.

Happy exporting and tagging!

Wednesday, June 5, 2013

Feature of the Week: Sorted BibTex fields

Hello BibSonomy folks,

here is a late but great little feature of the last week: Maybe you have already noticed it, maybe (even better) you were just happy to have it without realizing:

When BibSonomy exports your publication posts to BibTeX, it sorts BibTeX fields alphabetically by their name. We found this to be a real time safer when you are looking for specific information in your data.

so long, Happy Tagging!