Here at ProfHacker we’ve posted previously (including here and here) about Mendeley as a useful tool for managing bibliographic reference information. The company just announced a project with Columbia University, funded by the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation, to develop a Citation Style Language (CSL) editor, an open-source tool that allows users to create, modify, and share citation styles.
Even if you’re not a Mendeley user (but I’d recommend that you do check it out), the tool will be usable by many other reference managers. If you’ve ever tried to personally edit XML code to modify an already existing citation style to match one that you need, you’ll be rejoicing along with me when this tool becomes available.
For more information, check out the press release.
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