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Automatically fill Table of Contents?

PostPosted: 2012-12-05 08:59
by skittle
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Hi,

Is there any way at present to have Citavi automatically fill the Table of Contents fields for books, either newly added ones or ones with missing Table of Contents? Do some information sources automatically pull this info down?

Many thanks

Simon

Re: Automatically fill Table of Contents?

PostPosted: 2012-12-05 10:11
by Jennifer Schultz
Hi Simon,

Thanks for your question! At the moment, you would need to import results from an online resource that includes this information. For example, if you perform an online search in Citavi in the GBV catalog, Citavi will include a link in the Table of contents field. You then would need to click the link, copy the table of contents and insert it back into the Table of contents field. I'm unfortunately not aware of any online resources that would have this information in a field that could be directly exported into Citavi's Table of Contents field, since most catalogs only include a link.

Sorry there's not an easier way to do this at the moment!

Best regards,
Jennifer

Re: Automatically fill Table of Contents?

PostPosted: 2012-12-06 11:49
by skittle
Okay, thanks.

I wonder if WorldCat might be of help? They have an API, although it seems restricted in some way. But their site provides access to Table of Contents, at least for all the books I've tried, and it presents a consistent format, and, if nothing else, is easily copy and paste-able.

Re: Automatically fill Table of Contents?

PostPosted: 2012-12-07 12:40
by Jennifer Schultz
Hi Simon,

Thanks for the suggestion! I'll check with our import developer to see if our connection file for WorldCat can be amended so that this information is directly imported into the Table of Contents field.

Best regards,
Jennifer

Re: Automatically fill Table of Contents?

PostPosted: 2012-12-10 08:34
by skittle
Hi Jennifer,

Thanks. Perhaps if it doesn't work out as an automatic import, this would be useful as a next best thing: the provision of clickable links to an item's page in one's various selected databases? (So that, on an item's view in Citavi, I have a link to it's page in Amazon, WorldCat, Copac, etc). (I can imagine this might be useful for a variety of similar issues too). I don't think Citavi does this at present? There is the area for links to URLs and local files associated with the reference, but it is only populated with a URL from the source from which it is added. Just an idea.

Simon

Re: Automatically fill Table of Contents?  Topic is solved

PostPosted: 2012-12-11 09:32
by Jennifer Schultz
Hi Simon,

The connection file for WorldCat has been updated, so the table of contents should now be imported into the corresponding field in Citavi.

Regardless, I do like the idea of importing a link to an item's page in different databases so that you can quickly find additional information. We used to do this for book sources (the URL was added in the "Companion Website" field), but then we had some problems with this information being automatically included in bibliographies, and I think that's the reason that we stopped importing it. I'll add your suggestion to the wish list as well and see what our developers say.

Thanks again!
Jenny

Re: Automatically fill Table of Contents?

PostPosted: 2013-02-01 10:15
by skittle
Amazing thank.s