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

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