Wednesday, January 29, 2014

Release 2.0.41

Today we relased BibSonomy 2.0.41. Next to some internal fixes and preparations for new features, the release contains:

  • the support for Gravatar profile pictures as an alternative to an uploaded picture (see your settings)
  • a redesign of BibSonomy's publication details page (e.g., some publication post)
  • a new export layout called "Mittelalterliche Geschichte Universit├Ąt Kassel" (Medieval History, Kassel University) 

As always, details follow in our feature of the week posts.

Happy Tagging!
Daniel and Stephan

Wednesday, January 22, 2014

Feature of the Week: user-based document sharing for groups

While using the group system, you’ve probably noticed that your uploaded documents can be shared with other group members. Unfortunately, the corresponding setting could only be managed by the group admin. So whenever you uploaded a document to your post, you had no control whether it will be shared with that group or not. This might cause copyright issues or other problems. To solve this, we’ve added a new feature to our group system: user-based document sharing. You can now manually decide whether to share your documents with each of your groups or not. This setting is accessed via the sidebar on the settings page (Note: the links are only visible if the group allows document sharing):

As a result documents will only be displayed to you when
  • you're the owner of the post.
  • you and the posts owner have a group in common, where the owner as well as the group allows document sharing.
Keep in mind this only affects the sharing of uploaded documents and not the post itself.

Happy tagging!

Monday, January 6, 2014

How to turn your OpenID account into a normal one

Since MyOpenID stops its service soon, we implemented a way for the OpenID users, to turn their account into a normal account using the password reminder.

To turn your OpenID account into a normal one you have to do the following steps.

Once you finished step 8, you will no longer be able to login using your OpenID access. 
The only way to login then, is using your new password. 

1. Go to and make sure you're not logged in.

2. Click on "sign up" on the upper right of your screen:

3. Click the link: "send me a new one"

4. Enter your OpenID account name, your e-mail adress (the one you used to create the account) and the captcha

5. Press the "send password" button

6. You will be redirected to the password reminder page but now you see an additional checkbox

7. Repeat step 5 and additionally check the checkbox, to acknowledge, that you will no longer be able to
    login using OpenID
8. Press the "send password" button

9. Check your e-mails, there should be an e-mail containing your new temporary password. (might take some time).

10. Follow further instruction given by the e-mail, to finish the process

You should now be able to access to your account with the new password.

Happy Tagging!