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  2. SAK-16091

The citations importer in Resources doesn't always correctly import RIS- formatted files

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    • Type: Bug
    • Status: RESOLVED
    • Priority: Major
    • Resolution: Fixed
    • Affects Version/s: 2.5.0
    • Fix Version/s: 11.0
    • Component/s: Citations
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      Description

      RIS format specs: http://www.refman.com/support/risformat_intro.asp

      RIS format is a way of formatting bibliographic references, so a reference to: 'My Extremely Boring Research' in the Journal of Tedious Studies vol 53, 1997, pp. 130-145 gets a set of tags for each element. The RIS format appears to allow alternative tags, so the tag for author can be both AU - and A1 - . CamTools appears only to recognise one set of tags, and not the alternate set.
      I uploaded the following file into the Citations importer in Resources:
      https://camtools.cam.ac.uk/access/content/group/0fab0cbc-1950-4bfc-b535-6ea9f0ab3785/Citatations test/test2.txt
      It correctly produced the following citation:
      https://camtools.cam.ac.uk/access/citation/content/group/0fab0cbc-1950-4bfc-b535-6ea9f0ab3785/Citatations test/List1

      However, if I edit the file to include some of the alternate tags ( the file is here: https://camtools.cam.ac.uk/access/content/group/0fab0cbc-1950-4bfc-b535-6ea9f0ab3785/Citatations test/test3.txt )
      then I get the following citation, where the fields using the alternate tags have been lost:
      https://camtools.cam.ac.uk/access/citation/content/group/0fab0cbc-1950-4bfc-b535-6ea9f0ab3785/Citatations test/List2

      So Resources doesn't recognise all the elements of RIS-formatted text, which means that sometimes imported citations lose important fields.

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                  jimeng Jim Eng (Inactive)
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                  verity Verity Allan (Inactive)
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