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  1. Export to BibLaTeX format

    RefWorks currently exports to BibTeX, the legacy bibliography system in TeX, but not to BibLaTeX, the modern and powerful bibliographic management in LaTeX&friends. Updating to BibLaTeX data model shouldn't be a big issue for RefWorks as it has the framework for exporting to BibTeX. Other tools like JabRef, Citavi, Zotero... have already native support for BibLaTeX.

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  2. data-driven article recommendations

    There is a demand for data-driven article recommendation function for RefWorks.
    Some kind of web services have already implemented this kind of function.
    One end-user said that it should be based on not only articles in user account but also references cited in those articles. I hope this idea to be considered.

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  3. Integrate RefWorks in Canvas LMS

    Integrate RefWorks in Canvas LMS so researchers i.e, teachers, professors, instructors can easily build their citations directly in the Canvas learning management system.

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  4. Enable generation and addition of an Open URL link to a custom citation style

    We would like to be able to generate and add an open URL link to a custom citation style. In Legacy RefWorks, you are able to build a custom style with an Open URL but this is not possible in the new RefWorks because fields can not be defined in two different ways within the same style. We would like to use these URLs with our link resolver information when we are sending result sets to our patrons.

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  5. Opportunity for creating hyperlinks between in-text ctations and related references in the bibliography

    As lots of reports are read as pfd-files is would be a nice help for the reader to have the possibility to jump from the in-text citation to the appropriate entry in the bibliography. Creating Hyperlinks Between In-text Citations and Related References is an option that has been seen at other reference tools

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  6. Improve output of Japanese authors' names

    Some of Japanese author guidelines requires authors to remove spaces between first and last name.
    To remove spaces between first and last name, I need to edit records.
    If I remove the comma between the first and last name on the Edit screen of record, the space will be removed when the reference list is output.
    However, with this setting, in-text citations are not output correctly.
    I want to output only the last name, but the full name is output.

    It would be great if both the reference and in-text citations could be output in the expected form at the…

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  7. customize display of Shared folders

    customize display of Shared folders. Currently, a public URL to a Shared Folder does not allow any customization of how these citations are displayed--or any selection whatsoever--creating disadvantage for RefWorks-naive users.

    Please allow the admin and/or user customization of how references are displayed in public URL Shared folders. (e.g., I might like to display only the title and abstract, etc.)

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  8. Enable open URL link resolver buttons in shared folders opened by non-RefWorks users

    Enable open URL link resolver buttons in shared folders opened by non-RefWorks users

    I am my campus' RefWorks administrator and a reference librarian. We use RefShare in legacy RefWorks to send search results to our patrons. Use of our search service nearly trebled during the three years after we licensed legacy RefWorks and we believe this is largely due to the presence of a "GetIt@UNMC" button in each record in our RefShare format search results. Many search service users became interested in using RefWorks after receiving search results in RefShare format. A "shared folder" feature without "GetIt@___" open url link…

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  9. Include DOI in openURL to work with LIbKey Link

    Include DOI in the OpenUrl passed by RefWorks so that we may use Third Iron's LibKey Link as our Link Resolver

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  10. Automatically display bibliographies onto a website + allow for updates when citation list is updated.

    Automatically display bibliographies onto a website + allow for updates when citation list is updated--RSS feed of citation lists but attractively displayed.

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  11. Show Author Address/Affiliation in the Full View

    I manage an institutional database in legacy RefWorks, where it is vital, that I can see the author affiliation in reference.

    Please make this field visible in New RefWorks as well.

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  12. Add the ability for group members in a shared Project to leave feedback/messages for each other.

    For example, I have a professor working with a group of students. They are all collaborating on a Project. The professor would like to leave feedback for the students regarding the references they are adding.

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  13. Add more severe authentication

    We have institutions which have multiple campuses or branch office and use a common institutional email address domain.
    If only one campus/office of a large-scale institution subscribes RefWorks, it needs to restrict to access or create new account from other places.
    I think that to add the authentication by all of the following required items would be resolved:
    - access to the unique URL
    - enter the invitation code
    - enter the institutional email address domain

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  14. Allow for the coice of font and size of font in the settings. I have to change font and size each time I copy & paste.

    Instead of having to change the font and size each time I import a reference, it would be helpful if we could set this within RefWorks.

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  15. Notification when Share folder is accepted

    Send the folder Owner a notification or unflag my folder, when the Share recipient accepts the Share / views the folder.

    Currently, we have no idea whether the recipient has Accepted the Share, or opened / viewed the folder. Ideally, the shared folder could be flagged as "share pending" until the recipient has accepted or viewed it.

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  16. Please bring back "My List" to the new RefWorks

    Please bring back the "My List" function from legacy RefWorks. I realize you can create reference lists from folders or projects or if all the references you need appear on a single page (e.g., what you've just imported). But, what is missing is a way to create a temporary list of references you are working with without having to put them into another folder or project. For example, if you've written your paper and just need to add those last handful of references, there is no longer an efficient way to create that list while navigating between different pages and…

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  17. In publicly Shared Folders, and public URL allow native citation style rather than CSL or, even better, allow some level of customization of

    In publicly Shared Folders, and especially folders shared via public URL, allow native citation style rather than CSL or, even better, allow some level of customization of output style and display.

    The current output style and display is nearly unusable--confusing for both the end user and librarians.

    Please see case #00874868 for full explanation of the issue.

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  18. Provide a RefWorks citation format that will be able to be used by any software

    It would be very useful if there was a way to have a RefWorks citation format for every reference so that we can use them in any software besides MS Word (e.g. MS Powerpoint, Obsidian, Notepad).

    Example: I want to organize my research ideas in Obsidian software. Next to each idea, I want to keep (shortly) the references that are related to each idea as kept in Refworks. I don't mind about the citation style. All I want, is a short unique Refworks citation of my references that will link to the actual reference to the Refworks library.

    Then, when…

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  19. [New RefWorks] 나만의 출력스타일(Citation style) 공유하기 기능 추가해주세요 - Request for my custom citation styles share feature

    Legacy 기존버전에서는 출력스타일/인용스타일을 백업 기능을 이용해서 다른 이용자와 공유할 수 있었습니다. 그런데 New RefWorks에서는 그 기능이 없어 불편합니다. 이용자끼리 '나만의 출력스타일'을 공유할 수 있도록 기능 추가해주세요.

    The users can share the custom citation style by using back-up and restore function in Legacy, but New RefWorks is not. It was very useful feature. I want to share my custom style with my colleague not publish to the institutional style in public.

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  20. Make Area of Focus Required Item

    Please make Area of focus required one on the profile form.

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