Do you know students or faculty who would like to share citations from their RefWorks account with people outside the University or publish a list of citations that others can see and import? RefShare might be just what they need. With RefShare enabled on a RefWorks account, you can choose to share a folder or the entire account. Sharing a folder or account results in a unique URL you can send to others. Attachments are not shared, but viewers can print bibliographies or export citations for use in their own accounts. To see what a shared folder looks like, go to: http://www.refworks.com/refshare?site=016671128744000000/RWWEB1031047486/AEM .
We're introducing RefShare to the University community selectively: If you or someone you know would like to try out RefShare, contact Jan Fransen, Laurel Haycock, or Julie Kelly and one of us will turn on access for you. Be sure to let us know what you think. We will likely turn on RefShare access for the entire University community this summer.
As you may know, RefWorks has been working on a new version. The new version looks very different, but supports the same feature set you already know. Moving to RefWorks 2.0 will work like this: Once RefWorks switches our institutional account to the new version, any new accounts will default to the 2.0 interface. Account owners can switch back to 1.0 if they prefer. Existing accounts remain in the 1.0 interface, but owners can choose to switch to 2.0. At some point in the future, RefWorks will eliminate the 1.0 interface.
The current RefWorks 2.0 beta release appears stable, but we would like more people to test it before making the switch. If you'd like to set up a test account, contact any member of the Current Awareness/Personal Information Management Collaborative (CAPIM) for instructions. If you do set up an account, please let us know what you think. If all goes well, we will likely switch to the new interface after May term.
- Jan Fransen, on behalf of the Current Awareness/Personal Information Management Collaborative