Re: Feedback on Citeline

From: Stefano Mazzocchi <stefanom_at_MIT.EDU>
Date: Fri, 22 Aug 2008 16:40:18 -0400

Peter Baumgartner wrote:
> Hi everyone,
> I'm busily testing your citeline service. I was intrigued by the
> possibilities one has with facetted classification. But I came across
> several problems:
> 1. Login with OpenID worked a week ago, but does not work anymore.

Can you tell us more about this? What is your OpenID provider and what
is the problem you are experiencing now?

> 2. For a sensible usage of the timeline feature the titles need to be
> shortened (e.g. like it is done in zotero). Some long titles are displayed
> in two lines but they clutter the display as they override other entries
> because there is not enough vertical space. But this is only valid for some
> of the titles and they are still too long anyway. In this form timeline is
> not usable. ( I tried it with the zotero field "short title" but this field
> is not imported by citeline.)

Interesting point. I'll add this to the todo list.

BTW, being a wiki you can do that yourself for future problems you find,
hint, hint ;-)

> 3. In the timeline are non-ascii characters displayed wrongly as {\"a} for
> instance.

yes, we are aware of that issue (see the todo list above).

> 4. The timeline is not exported to the hmtl file (but I believe this worked
> a week ago.)

This works for me here. Remember that you have to set what data fields
the timeline has to get the data from or it won't work.

> It would be nice to hear from you.

thanks for the feedback.

Stefano Mazzocchi
Digital Libraries Research Group                 Research Scientist
Massachusetts Institute of Technology
E25-131, 77 Massachusetts Ave               skype: stefanomazzocchi
Cambridge, MA  02139-4307, USA         email: stefanom at mit . edu
Received on Fri Aug 22 2008 - 16:40:18 EDT

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