Book Chapter citation problems in Bookends for iOS

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kjmatthews
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Book Chapter citation problems in Bookends for iOS

Post by kjmatthews » Mon Mar 20, 2017 11:31 pm

There seems to be a problem with the way Bookends for iOS renders Book Chapters (called "Book Sections" in Zotero). The output for a book chapter on Bookends for iOS looks like this (problem in MLA 8 highlighted in bold; not familiar enough with APA to do the same):

MLA 8: Agamben, Giogio. “Introducción.” Homo Sacer: El poder soberano y la nuda vida, vol. Homo Sacer: El poder soberano y la nuda vida, Pre-Textos, 2003, pp. 9–23.

APA: Agamben, G. (2003). Introducción. In Homo Sacer: El poder soberano y la nuda vida (Vol. Homo Sacer: El poder soberano y la nuda vida, pp. 9–23). Valencia: Pre-Textos.

In MLA, the comma after the italicized title should be a period, and the rest of the bold text should not be there at all. This error does not occur in the Zotero app when the same information is entered as a Book Section. It seems like the Zotero style in Bookends for iOS is interpreting the reference type "Book Chapter" as some other reference type (I'm not sure which). The error seems to persist throughout all citation formats.

I'm posting this here rather than reporting a bug to find out if a) imported Zotero styles expect the names of reference types to match what they're called by default in Zotero (I suspect that this is the case), and if so, b) is there any way to rename "Book Chapter" to "Book Section" in Bookends for iOS. Renaming reference types in Bookends for macOS doesn't do the trick.

Update: The problem seems to stem from the style wanting to read the "Book Title" field as both book title and volume number. Leaving the "Book TItle" field blank for a Book Chapter results in a citation identical to Book (except that the chapter title is italicized as though it were the book title). I stared at the style markup for a while, but am not sure how to make the problem go away.

Serge
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Re: Book Chapter citation problems in Bookends for iOS

Post by Serge » Tue Mar 21, 2017 12:49 pm

Bookends sends "chapter" type to csl engine for Book Chapter. Please attach your reference here in RIS format and I will look into it.

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Re: Book Chapter citation problems in Bookends for iOS

Post by kjmatthews » Wed Mar 22, 2017 12:41 pm

TY - CHAP
AU - Agamben, Giogio

TI - Introducción
T2 - Introducción

PY - 2003
SP - 9-23
VL - Homo Sacer: El poder soberano y la nuda vida

CY - Valencia
PB - Pre-Textos



ER -


And screenshots from Mac and iPad:

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Serge
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Re: Book Chapter citation problems in Bookends for iOS

Post by Serge » Thu Mar 23, 2017 4:21 pm

Thanks for the report. The "Book Title" was incorrectly sent as a Volume field to the CSL engine and it should be fixed for the next update (later in April).
Here is the result in the updated version:
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Re: Book Chapter citation problems in Bookends for iOS

Post by kjmatthews » Fri Mar 24, 2017 10:30 am

Great news. Thank you!

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Re: Book Chapter citation problems in Bookends for iOS

Post by ozean » Fri Mar 24, 2017 2:53 pm

kjmatthews wrote: AU - Agamben, Giogio
Spelling error! That should be Giorgio, with an "r" :)

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Re: Book Chapter citation problems in Bookends for iOS

Post by kjmatthews » Sat May 27, 2017 3:25 pm

ozean wrote:
kjmatthews wrote: AU - Agamben, Giogio
Spelling error! That should be Giorgio, with an "r" :)
Curses!

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Re: Book Chapter citation problems in Bookends for iOS

Post by Serge » Mon Sep 25, 2017 4:12 pm

This issue has been fixed in Bookends for iOS 3.2.

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