Today the TELSTAR project is running an event on ‘Innovations in Reference Management’. As we’ve been working on the project we’ve found that there seems to be a lack of ‘community’ to discuss and collaborate around the practice of Reference Management. Even in terms of products there doesn’t seem to be a strong ‘user group’ (in an organised fashion at any rate) for any of the major Reference Management packages such as RefWorks, EndNote, Zotero etc.
As we talked to others across the HE community about the project, we found that there was a lot of interest in what we were doing, and that there was quite a lot of innovation going on around the practice of Reference Management and the use of the relevant software. We felt there would be real value in running an event to highlight some of this work.
So, IRM10 (follow #irm10 on Twitter, or see an archives of all tweets at http://www.twapperkeeper.com/irm10/) is happening today – we’ve got a great programme (see http://www.open.ac.uk/telstar/event/programme) and I hope it will be an interesting day. I’ll be posting throughout the day on this blog, and we are recording all the sessions so we’ll be posting these later.