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Christina's LIS Rant
Monday, July 17, 2006
  Oh for crying out loud...
Now the electrical engineers are "inventing" bibliographic managers? via Richard Akerman.

No mention of RIS format, or connecting via Z39.50 or SRU/W or whatever to research databases... She backpedals in the comments, and mentions that this really is aimed at high school and college students now... so why the talk of Shakespearean scholars (oh, yeah, I wrote some papers in high school on Shakespeare... but I didn't need a citation manager)?

They'll publish the kit, so that developers can make things that work with their software... but ignore the fact that there's thriving conversation on this topic and perfectly workable solutions (I'm into RefWorks now, btw, but still like ProCite). Oh, yeah, and libraries will have to do the coding, I guess....
"We've created a platform for any library to host a service that sends bibliographic data to Word."
And... you can share by ... tee-hee... e-mailing your citation master list....

It's too much, I'm going to have an apoplexy... Oh, and who will have to support this when it comes out?
 
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