New & Improved Zotero – Available in 2.0 Flavor!

This is a job for Zotero
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Picked up this tidbit from Simon Fodden at SlawZotero 2.0 Beta is now at large! I have talked about Zotero in the Studio before: it is simply a fantastic reference tool for citing and organizing on-line research. 2.0 offers a host of new features. Here is a run-down from Zotero’s site:

Syncing

  • Automatic synchronization of collections among multiple computers. For example, sync your PC at work with your Mac laptop and your Linux desktop at home.
  • Free automatic backup of your library data on Zotero’s servers.
  • Automatic synchronization of your attachment files to a WebDAV server (e.g. iDisk, Jungle Disk, or university-provided web storage).

People

  • Zotero users get a personal page with a short biography and the ability to list their discipline and interests, create an online CV (simple to export to other sites), and grant access to their libraries.
  • Easily find others in one’s discipline or with similar research interests.
  • Follow other researchers–and be followed in return.

Groups

  • Create and join public and private groups on any topic.
  • Access in real time new research materials from your groups on the web or in the Zotero window.
  • Easily move materials from a group stream into your personal library.

Even More Functionality That Makes Your Life Easier

  • Automatic detection of PDF metadata (i.e., author, title, etc.).
  • Automatic detection and support for proxy servers.
  • Trash can with restore item functionality so you don’t accidentally lose important materials.
  • A new style manager allowing you to add and delete CSLs and legacy style formats.
  • Support for Endnote® export styles

While it is billed as a research-friendly tool, Zotero can also serve as a facile note-taking application for personal and professional pursuits. And, best of all, all that capability is free!

Check out Zotero, now with 2.0 power!

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3 comments on “New & Improved Zotero – Available in 2.0 Flavor!

  1. Have you checked out Archivd? It stores complete web pages online, so you can access them from anywhere (no syncing necessary!) It also makes it easy to share your research and comment on others’ research pages. Check it out sometime!

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