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Christina's LIS Rant
Friday, October 20, 2006
  RefWorks, how do I love thee, let me count the ways...
Ok, so this will be an uncritical gush... RefWorks released an update last night that adds some very cool features. They are really listening and competing with the Connoteas of the world.

1) Create RSS feeds from shared folders (probably requires RefShare)
2) Create author, descriptor, or keyword URLS
3) New "link to this page" feature
4) Browser bookmarklet to capture web page information

Also, in August they added a bunch of new features like auto-complete that make it easier to find information and standardize author and journal names and the ability to read RSS feeds from databases and quickly import new records.

Update: Randy points out that these features are only available if your institution subscribes to RefShare -- at an additional cost. Sorry!
Update on my update: I forgot to give Randy link love... sorry Randy! Keep blogging! (oh, yeah, and I corrected the typo in the update)
 
Comments:
We love RefWorks! The other programs do not seem interested in improving or supporting their stuff - we never heard from them when we had problems. Now with RW everything is taken care of within a few hours at most.
 
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This is my blog on library and information science. I'm into Sci/Tech libraries, special libraries, personal information management, sci/tech scholarly comms.... My name is Christina Pikas and I'm a librarian in a physics, astronomy, math, computer science, and engineering library. I'm also a doctoral student at Maryland. Any opinions expressed here are strictly my own and do not necessarily reflect those of my employer or CLIS. You may reach me via e-mail at cpikas {at} gmail {dot} com.

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