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A quick presentation made on Zotero for fellow classmates in LIS644: Digital Tools, Trends and Debates. Creative Commons attributions are included at the end for photos. Please use any slides or …

A quick presentation made on Zotero for fellow classmates in LIS644: Digital Tools, Trends and Debates. Creative Commons attributions are included at the end for photos. Please use any slides or information from this presentation.

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  1. ZOTERO “ Research, not re-search.” Laura Schmidli
  2. Presentation Agenda <ul><li>Zotero Background </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Origins </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Using Zotero </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Interface </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>How it Works </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Why Use it? </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Conclusions </li></ul><ul><ul><li>More Info </li></ul></ul>
  3. Origins of Zotero <ul><li>Digital Humanities scholarship </li></ul><ul><li>Firefox plugin </li></ul><ul><li>Open Source </li></ul>
  4. Zotero’s Interface
  5. How Zotero Works <ul><li>It lives in your browser </li></ul><ul><li>Automatic Import </li></ul><ul><li>Manual Import </li></ul><ul><li>Compatibility? </li></ul><ul><li>Translators? </li></ul><ul><li>Multiple sources </li></ul><ul><li>Organizing </li></ul><ul><li>Searching </li></ul>
  6. Why use Zotero? <ul><li>You can take your citations with you when you graduate or leave your institution </li></ul><ul><li>Quick, small and efficient </li></ul><ul><li>Word processing </li></ul><ul><li>programs </li></ul><ul><li>Screen capture </li></ul><ul><li>Online community </li></ul><ul><li>Updated: portability </li></ul><ul><li>solutions! </li></ul>
  7. Why Use Zotero in Libraries? <ul><li>Citation management for librarians, students, faculty and other researchers </li></ul><ul><li>Beats the competition </li></ul><ul><li>Continues to evolve </li></ul><ul><li>Larger community = more support = more sustainable </li></ul>
  8. Disadvantages <ul><li>Sure, you don’t have to log in to Zotero… </li></ul><ul><li>But, it is also “less portable.” </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Portable Firefox </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Beta Zotero Sync </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Ugly interface with small icons </li></ul>
  9. Tips and Tricks <ul><li>Add Find-It Link Resolver to have this capability in Zotero </li></ul><ul><li>Exporting from RefWorks to Zotero work best in “BibTex” output format </li></ul><ul><li>Zotero library can be viewed from IPhone </li></ul>
  10. Summary <ul><li>Zotero background, How it works </li></ul><ul><li>Zotero is the best option among citation management software in academic libraries </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Free! </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Great for digital resources </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Screen capture </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Evolution </li></ul></ul>
  11. Zotero Info Online <ul><li>Code4Lib presentation on Zotero </li></ul><ul><li>Librarian slideshow on RefWorks and Zotero </li></ul><ul><li>Blog: I hate Zotero </li></ul><ul><li>Librarian Blog: Zotero v. RefWorks </li></ul><ul><li>Chronicle of Higher Education forum about citation management </li></ul><ul><li>Blog: Zotero Sync Beta </li></ul><ul><li>Brandeis Librarian compares RefWorks, Endnote and Zotero </li></ul>
  12. Creative Commons Attributions <ul><li>Kk + from flickr.com </li></ul><ul><li>Net2photos from flickr.com </li></ul><ul><li>Smleon from flickr.com </li></ul><ul><li>SuzieJane from flickr.com </li></ul><ul><li>Karindalziel from flickr.com </li></ul><ul><li>GTD Kitteh ! </li></ul><ul><li>by Karin Dalziel . </li></ul>

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