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Categories Bookmarking
Created by Guest
Created on Mar 6, 2024

Strip out copyright symbol from publication dates, as it causes errors in bibliographies

We've noticed recently that publication dates which are preceded by a © symbol in bookmarks aren't recognised as dates when exporting from an Aspire list to a bibliography (bookmarking from OCLC WorldCat periodically gives rise to dates with © in front of them), giving rise to incorrect [no date] statements in the bibliography. See attached screenshots. (Example from this list: )

This is problematic for students who want to use Aspire's capacity to generate bibliographies/reference lists; they get an incorrect citation every time this occurs, because dates in bookmarks which appear as ©2023 (for example) give rise to a [no date] statement in the reference.

Is there any way of tweaking the bookmarking process so that © symbols in date fields are automatically stripped out?

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    Georgia Georgiou
    Mar 7, 2024

    Hi Hazel, thanks for your idea. We will be taking this to our development team for a feasibility review. Best, Georgia Georgiou