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Open Source Software and Librarian Values

Looking to learn more about open source? Check out this article by Jason Puckett: Puckett, Jason. “Open Source Software and Librarian Values.” Georgia Library Quarterly 49, no. 3 (July 1, 2012). Jason is the one who taught me more about Zotero – one of my favorite open source tools!

Book Review: Zotero by Jason Puckett

Ages ago I got a copy of Zotero: a guide for librarians, researchers and educators by Jason Puckett with the intention of reading it and reviewing it. Soon after I was hit with medical problem after medical problem and even though I read it cover to cover in practically no time at all, the book has been left un-reviewed. So here we go! I am a huge Zotero fan, in  [ Read More ]

Zotero Integration in Koha 3.2

I am a huge fan of Zotero, so much so that I use it for all of my books and share my bibliographies online with others. Koha integrates nicely with Zotero and this tutorial video will show you exactly how. If you have an idea for a video, please just let me know and I’ll add it to my list of things to record.

Archiving Links

For years I’ve been using Delicious and Zotero as my two main tools for keeping track of links. Delicious is where I save links to websites and tools and Zotero is for all of my articles. When we all had that little scare about Delicious disappearing I signed up for a few alternatives. I tried out Diigo which I think is pretty cool, but the link rolls it provides are  [ Read More ]

The New Zotero

Today I finished my column for the next issue of the Collaborative Librarianship Journal and in it I talk about collaborative research tools. One of those tools is Zotero and I have plenty more to share about Zotero so I thought I’d share a review of the newest version with you all. Short version of my review – Zotero Rocks!! Longer version. First, if you haven’t heard of or used  [ Read More ]

NFAIS: Research in the Web Era

MacKenzie Smith, Associate Director for Technology at the MIT Libraries gave us a talk entitled “The Value Equation: Social Science Perspective (or Why I Love Google).” MacKenzie started by admitting that MIT (where she works) spends millions on research databases (570 of them including 45,000 e-journals), but she doesn’t use any of them … instead she relies on conference proceedings, white papers, email, blog posts and other related project websites.  [ Read More ]

Zotero Groups & Libraries

I took a webinar on Zotero taught by Jason Puckett earlier this month and since then I have been playing a bit more with it. I installed the beta release of version 2.0 which includes the ability to share libraries and store data online. This means that you can see my public library by visiting my page on Zotero. It also means that I can join groups and share resources  [ Read More ]

Code4Lib: Zotero

Trevor Owens talked to us about Zotero. The slides are already online and the video should be there soon. What is it? Zotero is a Firefox add on that lets you: store items and take notes bring in attachments drag and drop into the collection and tag things if you want archive entire webpages and highlight text and add sticky notes Pages that support Zotero have an icon that appears  [ Read More ]

Zotero – Only for Firefox 2.0

Well – as you can tell I never finished listening to the podcast – in which I’m sure they mentioned the tiny important fact that Zotero is only for Firefox 2.0 I went to the site first thing this morning to download it – but I don’t want to upgrade until I’m sure my extensions will work with the new Firefox – so I guess I’ll have to wait –  [ Read More ]

Zotero – Live soon

I was listening to the latest Libray Geeks podcast. They were talking about Zotero. So I went to the site and it says: Stay Tuned… A new site and the public beta will appear here by the end of the day. Guess I’ll have to go back tomorrow – this is very exciting

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