[OPEN-ILS-GENERAL] Feature inquiry

Jonathan Rochkind jonathan at dnil.net
Mon Oct 6 18:58:49 EDT 2008

On Oct 6, 2008, at 3:28 PM, Mike Rylander wrote:
> I ... don't think we'll be touching EndNote any time soon, given the
> current environment.

That's a mistake. The EndNote threats against GMU are about something  
else (using EndNote style definitions to output human-readable  
bibliographic citations), not about export to EndNote format, which  
of course EndNote is happy to have as much software as possible do,  
as it supports their product.

Unless you mean as a political statement to 'punish' EndNote for  
their threats?  If you're worried about EndNote legal action against  
you for supporting export to EndNote, you ought not to be. And it's a  
feature that academic users will want.

EndNote would surely clarify that for you if you emailed them. Which  
would, come to think of it, be a useful political message to them  
too. "Hey, we heard about you suing a university for using your file  
format, now we're scared to implement an export to EndNote feature in  
our software. Are we allowed to do that?" They will surely say "yes,  
please", but it will send a message about what they are doing to  
their image, and potentially to their market share too.


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