Matthew Reidsma

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Link Resolver RefWorks Export icon, RIP

In our effort to push folks to new citation managers since we’ll be dropping RefWorks next summer, I turned off the “Export to Refworks” functionality in the link resolver. You can see that the RefWorks icon is no longer at the end of the citation:

RefWorks export link is gone

We had been holding out for a bit because some folks are still using RefWorks, but it was starting to confuse students who had moved on to alternative citation tools.

Because the RefWorks export tool required a RefWorks account, I wasn’t able to replace it with a more generic “export citation” function, although I’ll keep looking into that. Usage statistics on the RefWorks export were pretty low, so I also wasn’t sure it was worth the effort to create something new.

As always, let me know if you have any questions or concerns!