The main idea behind the Citation Integration Widget would be to integrate and organize access to citations from publications of VIVO users. The word widget is a bit of an understatement in the amount of work that would be required to program such a large scale platform, but it would consist of the following:
A citation template would be used, which fills out the information of a citation form a VIVO user, and leaves the rest to the widget (current date, date accessed, page # and sentence)
VIVO users who have linked publications would set up a quick citation template.
VIVO users who link or upload future publications would have to do a quick citation template as a requirement.
A VIVO user who wants to use the intelligent or literal content of the publication can do so quickly and seamlessly by the use of hashtags (#) or the use of another integrated function. The system would pull the template automatically and perform the in text citation while also filling in the "resources" section.
The in text citations, as well as the resources, would be live links to the VIVO user's publication - to the exact line even.
The long term objective would be to effectively organize citation information and seek to improve the tedious, traditional, manual method of citation today. This could be spread across many platforms, and its impact would be vast since it is another massive improvement in the quality of how scientific knowledge is shared and used.
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