Xwi7xwa Library Update – June 2008

The freedom of the Internet and the digital age has challenged the role of copyright. What should copyright look like when information can be moved so freely? Should we continue to protect intellectual property and authorship the way we always have?
Tina Piper, co-Director of Creative Commons Canada will explain how Creative Commons offers an alternative to traditional copyright. Creative Commons is a non-profit group that develops licenses which allow authors/rights-holder to alter the conditions of use on their copyrighted works. Creative Commons defines the spectrum of possibilities between full copyright — all rights reserved — and the public domain — no rights reserved. Learn how Creative Commons licenses help authors and creators keep their copyright while inviting certain uses of your work — a “some rights reserved” copyright.

RefWorks has released its latest update as of May 2008. Highlights of this release relevant to the UBC community are…

1. Write-N-Cite III for Windows with Off-line Capabilities

RefWorks is pleased to inform you that Write-N-Cite III for Windows has completed beta testing and a final release version is now available for downloading. This optional plug-in provides you with single document formatting (and unformatting) as well as the ability to write and format a paper completely offline! Simply download your RefWorks database from within Write-N-Cite while online, then feel free to disconnect from the internet. Full Write-N-Cite functionality is available – inserting temporary citation placeholders, viewing reference information, using the citation editor – even formatting your paper in the output style you choose. All without accessing the internet. Download the new Write-N-Cite III for Windows from within your RefWorks account by selecting Tools, Write-N-Cite.

For details on using Write-N-Cite III for Windows online, see the RefWorks Basics tutorial section Using Write-N-Cite III for Windows or see the online help section Working with Write-N-Cite III for Windows. For details on working offline, see the online help section Writing Your Paper Offline and the Advanced Features Tutorial on Working Offline. Additionally, to view a preview of Write-N-Cite III for Windows, please click here.

2. Write-N-Cite v2.5 for Mac is Now Available

The latest Mac version of Write-N-Cite is fully available. This version 2.5 works with Microsoft Word 2008 for Mac and the Leopard operating system and has the same features as the current Write-N-Cite for Mac (citation editing, two document format, etc.). Download the new version from within your RefWorks account by selecting Tools, Write-N-Cite.

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