Improve print/electronic differentiation in imported book references
The default setting for book imports is for electronic books and it is, in my experience, not apparent to users until an inaccurate bibliography is created.
Perhaps you could:
A) Change the default from electronic to print
B) Bring the 'this is an electronic resource' tick-box to the top of the screen when a user imports a book record.
We are improving the reference view, including always showing fields that are relevant for the selected reference type. This will address issues raised in this idea.
Honoka Sakai commented
As mentioned in other comments, we need the ability to change the default settings for the source type by each user or administrator.
On New RefWorks, an inaccurate references list is created for other record types besides book.
It is difficult to edit each reference manually.
The ability to select groups of references and change from electronic to print would be extremely useful. Currently, it needs to be done one at a time which is onerous (requires 4 mouse-clicks per record) and does not give a good impression of the product. The global edit change is possible in Legacy (Add - Source Type). Referencing styles often allow a print format to be used even though material is accessed electronically which is driving demand for this feature.
Peter Stokes commented
The ability to change the default for all source types between print and electronic was a very useful feature of Legacy. Being able to choose a default for a specific source type would be even better.