[OPEN-ILS-GENERAL] Feature inquiry

Stuart Miller stuartwm at uchicago.edu
Mon Oct 6 15:14:24 EDT 2008

We consider export to RefWorks (and also to EndNote) as base-line features anymore. So my question is: why WOULDN'T you include this? At the very least a generic export.

The ability to create a list is also really standard anymore from our point of view--we have it in Horizon Information Portal (HIP) and just got the feature into our AquaBrowser implementation (we call it Lens). While you don't have to be logged in to create a list in HIP, the list is only there for the duration of your session. If you are logged in, you can save multiple lists. In Lens, you must be logged in to create a list, but anyone can export citations and print. In HIP, you can email your lists; in Lens, you can export lists to EndNote, RefWorks or print them. [Emailing from Lens is presumably coming later--altho I personally wonder, given our primary users and the existing exports, whether the feature is as useful as it used to be--or still is in HIP since you cannot export a list, just email it. The RefWorks export in HIP (which we had to add as a customization) works only for individual records.

And while you're asking, what about tagging? I think it's fair to say that Web 2.0 features are expected these days--and not just by the younger users. We need to keep library user interfaces more up-to-date more quickly than has been the case in the past. E.g., most database vendors had citation export features LONG before we got it into the old OPACs.

Stuart Miller
Univ. of Chicago

-----Original Message-----
From: open-ils-general-bounces at list.georgialibraries.org [mailto:open-ils-general-bounces at list.georgialibraries.org] On Behalf Of David Fiander
Sent: Monday, October 06, 2008 12:43 PM
To: Evergreen Discussion Group
Subject: Re: [OPEN-ILS-GENERAL] Feature inquiry

I know that librarians at MPOW talk about export to refworks from our
catalogue pretty regularly, and the users to whom I have shown it seem
to be interested.

I think that it's something that academic librarians will definitely
be asking about, especially since there are ways to hack it in to many
of the commercial catalogues.

- David

On Mon, Oct 6, 2008 at 1:39 PM, Grant Johnson <FGJohnson at upei.ca> wrote:
> Anyone find these features useful?
> 1) Export to Refworks
> 2) An anonymous "keep" feature similar to a bookbag without requiring a login?
> So Patrons can print out citation lists, export to Refworks (when it comes) etc.. with out requiring a login.
> --
> F. Grant Johnson
>  Systems Coordinator
>  Robertson Library
>  University of Prince Edward Island

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