Archive for August, 2007

Firefox Campus Edition Preloaded With Zotero

Firefox Campus Eddition

Just in time for the fall semester Mozilla has launched a new edition of Firefox. Firefox Campus Edition comes preloaded with Zotero, FoxyTunes, and StumbleUpon. Now it is even easier to get your friends and colleagues to switch to Zotero and Firefox. Just one download gets them both!

Major Zotero Update: 1.0 Release Candidate 2 Launches

We are excited to announce the launch of Zotero 1.0 Release Candidate 2. This release adds many new features.

Zotero now offers full-text indexing of PDFs, adding your archived PDFs to the searchable text in your collection.

Zotero’s integration with word processing tools has been greatly improved. The MS Word plugin works much more seamlessly and we now support OpenOffice on Windows, Mac (in the form of NeoOffice), and Linux.

Zotero is also now better integrated with the desktop. Users can drag files from their desktop into their Zotero collection and can also drag attachments out of their Zotero collection onto their desktop.

We have begun to add tools to browse and visualize Zotero collections in new ways. Using MIT’s SIMILE Timeline widget, Zotero can now generate timelines from any collection or selected items.

The new version of CSL (Citation Style Language), used by Zotero to format references into specific styles, is more human readable and easier to edit. We will be adding many more styles soon.

Users should also notice some performance enhancements. Zotero now runs smoother on Windows and Linux.

Stay tuned for more detailed information on these developments. We will post more documentation and screencasts about these features in the next few weeks. We have also added support for a host of additional web resources:

Research Databases
ARTFL Encyclopédie
OpticsInfoBase
Institute of Physics
RSC Publishing

News
The Economist
Time
The Age
The Australian
New Zealand Herald
Sydney Morning Herald
stuff.co.nz

Genealogy
Ancestry.com

Cooking
Epicurious.com

For a more exhaustive look at Zotero’s new features and bug fixes see the full changelog.

Even More Sites Now Zotero Compatible

We have added support for an array of additional sites and databases. Zotero can now automatically capture bibliographic information from even more library catalogs, science databases, and news sites.

Check out how easy it is to capture bibliographic information from the sites below.

European Library Catalogs:
German Common Library Network
Norwegian Catalog BIBSYS

Science Journals and Databases:
BioMed Central
most of the American Geophysical Union’s Journals
the American Meteorological Society’s Online Journals

News Sites:
BBC News
LA Times
Education Week

We are diligently working to support other sites, catalogs, and databases. If there are other sites that Zotero does not currently support that you believe would be valuable to other Zotero users, you can suggest them in this thread, or you can pitch in and develop a site translator yourself.