[OS X TeX] Re: OT: Article dashboard Widget
jhgowen at mac.com
Fri Jul 20 16:35:25 EDT 2007
Very nice idea for a widget. I have downloaded it, and will update it
when there is a new version. Didn't see Surface Science on it yet
I also thought of the DOI lookup, but as you say, in most papers the
refs don't have a DOI.
No reason not to add it as an option though, as often I find abstract
services have the DOI as a text link, not as a URL.
So I have to paste the DOI into an address field, add the dx.doi.org
bit and then search.
Probably that would be better as a contextual menu item or a Service
in some other program though.
How about if the user does not have a subscription to that particular
journal? What happens then?
On 20 Jul 2007, at 20:46, Andrew Dawes wrote:
>> Something that could be nice too is adding the possibility to
>> reach papers or books directly by DOIs. I'm not sure though,
>> whether a widget would really be needed for that, since given a
>> DOI this only means going to the URL
>> For example
>> translates to
> I would like to add a DOI feature if I can figure out how to deal
> with it in a pretty way (from the UI perspective). The only
> drawback is that the DOI workflow isn't quite the same as tracking
> a journal citation. If someone has a DOI reference (at least in my
> experience) it is already on a webpage, in a PDF or some other
> digital form. In these cases copy-paste into the browser serves the
> user just as well as this widget would (as you suggest above).
> The article widget is designed primarily to serve people who are
> staring at a physical paper (or perhaps an older image-PDF) and
> trying to track down citations. In these cases selecting a journal
> and typing a short volume number and page number manually is a
> trivial task. Manual entry of a DOI makes my head hurt and is much
> slower than going through journal-vol-page, IMHO.
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