The future of reference management systems

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The future of reference management systems

  1. 1. The future of reference management systems: technology – people – institutions 20130924, Jeroen Bosman @jeroenbosman http://www.slideshare.net/hierohiero
  2. 2. Ref tool evolution 98 99 00 01 02 03 04 05 06 07 08 09 10 11 12 13 < 1984 Reference Manager < 1988 Endnote X Procite Refworks Zotero X Connotea CiteUlike BibSonomy (Mekentosj) Papers Mendeley RefWorks Flow Citavi Qiqqa Colwiz Authorea classic social bookmarking full text workflow research organising, authoring
  3. 3. beyond reference management like Mendeley + task planning + team work like Mendeley + OCR + library classification + ref analysis + team work + PDF conversion + browser like Mendeley + research planning + event managing + cloud drive + calendar Authoring tool in LaTex or Markdown format + collaboration + templates + citation styles + citing by DOI and URL
  4. 4. REF TOOL CURSE >100 >5000 PDF-versions RIS, La tex, X ML
  5. 5. Looking at each other • Commercial consolidation: – Thomson (Endnote family) – Springer (Papers) – Elsevier (Mendeley) – Proquest (RefWorks) • Functionality convergence • Crucial remain: – choice for desktop and/or web version – options for collaborating/co-authoring
  6. 6. Changes in academia • Rise and rise of the PDF • Online search, full text search • Big science, co-authoring • Sharing, social suggesting • Open Access • Open source (e.g. Open Office) • Data citation and publishing (e.g. Scientific Data) • Preprints • Online first • Versioned publishing • Nanopubs, semantic publishing • Mobile • Open review Overview: force11.org/tools what, wh ere, how we cite and write
  7. 7. Reference personae • Organizer: tag, filter, classify, option lover • Risk avoider: classic tool and saves full text • Counting the seconds: demands desktop tool • Change avoider: can barely manage the tech • Follow the (tech) leader: no opinion • Tech lover: switches easily • Play it by the rules: style sensitivity • Capitalizer: won’t switch
  8. 8. Disciplines – “we are diffferent!” • LaTex in computer science, physics, maths, philosophy • Custom styles for books etc. in humanities • Vast co-authoring in life science and physics • Manual entry in humanities
  9. 9. Student/researcher • Personal device configuration • Varying demands Library • User support • Instruction, training • Guides • Admin, customization RefWorks • Help, libguide • Webinars • Admin cite/community • Support, for • end user • library admin • WNC version notes • Community FAQ University IT • Installing WNC • Network performance • Office updates • Browser policy • Device support (or not) Support quadrangle closer cooperation
  10. 10. Irreproducability • WNC version (3/4) • OS type and version (Windows/iOS) • Browser type and version (IE/FF/Chrome) • Text editor type and version • On/off campus
  11. 11. Cloud, BYOD, advising • Avoid installing • Support devices • Advise on tools choice and use But can’t know it all → community
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