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Academic Workflows (Read 35743 times)
Jim Delaney
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Re: Academic Workflows
Reply #15 - Jul 22nd, 2008, 1:21pm
 
I spent a couple of hours yesterday evening fiddling a little with my research notes workflow, and thought of another simple step to ease integration between Tinderbox, Skim and BibDesk. BibDesk will allow drag and drop export of citations in tab separated values through a template (a simple version can be found on the BibDesk wiki). With just a little setup, you can drag any of your references from BibDesk to an open Tinderbox window, which will create a note with all of the attributes mapped out for you thanks to the spreadsheet import feature. This works brilliantly with BibDesk, and can probably be set up with any reference manager that allows for user-definable export templates.

Jim D.


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Re: Academic Workflows
Reply #16 - Jul 22nd, 2008, 3:26pm
 
Beautiful. I was thinking of making an OPML template for BibDesk, but no need now.

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Reply #17 - Jul 23rd, 2008, 1:09pm
 
This kind of works for me. Some of the new attributes are coming up as boolean instead of string (Journal is either true or false!). This should be useful with a little tweaking, as I just started using BibDesk (love the ability to organize pdfs along with citations.
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Re: Academic Workflows
Reply #18 - Jul 23rd, 2008, 1:15pm
 
If Tinderbox needs to create new attributes for dragged data, it has to guess at the type by looking at the data.

But there's no need to guess; if you know you're going to need a string attribute called Journal, make the attribute yourself and make it a string.  Tinderbox will use it when importing.
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