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Have you ever considered to create CSL file for Harvard (UTS) referencing?

Have you ever considered to create CSL file for Harvard (UTS) referencing?

It is a Citation Style Language that could allow UTS students use such programs as Zotero, Papers 2 and ReadCube. RefWorks and EndNote are quite outdated in terms of design and functionality, it would be really nice if you'll open the possibility to choose the software to all UTS students with creating a portable and recognisable style file.

Here it the description of CSL format. There are 6848 styles that have been already ported. I hope UTS will be in this list.

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Hi Anna,

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D Litting, 3 years ago

Hi Anna,

Yes we have looked into that before. It's something that we'd like to do - however the last time I had a look at it the complexity of creating a style in csl proved too technically demanding for me (I beleive some knowledge of XML was required) and I gave up. However, perhaps things have become easier since then. I'll revisit the idea, and hopefully have better luck this time.

Thanks for reminding me about this,

David

Hi, David!There are bunch of

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Anna, 3 years ago

Hi, David!
There are bunch of courses in UTS which students are familiar with XML and similar formats. I personally could do that — or learn how to do that — as part of some course assignment. I'm a Master of Interactive Multimedia, maybe you can talk with Linda Leung, our dean, and find the way to croudsorce this task? For a Project Management course, for example.

Hi Anna,

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D Litting, 3 years ago

Hi Anna,

Thanks for your offer, its much appreciated. I will talk to some folks in the office and see if that turns out to be a way forward. I have found a wisywig csl editor that I tried using a year or two back and have had some better results this morning toying around with it to make the APA style into Harvard UTS - but perhaps if I struggle to get the desired results quickly some form of collaboration with your or your peers would be an option. By all means please contact me directly if you wish to talk this through in more detail - david.litting@uts.edu.au / 95143390

Cheers

David

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