Archive for October, 2007

Zotero 1.0 Released

We are pleased to announce that the 1.0 release of Zotero is now available. Our dedicated developers have refined and streamlined the Zotero experience, and Zotero is now officially out of its beta testing phase. If you were waiting for that seal of approval, you should now download Zotero immediately!

Those upgrading to Zotero 1.0 from earlier betas will notice significant improvements in functionality and stability, and our even more ambitious next phase of major development is already underway as our team focuses on Zotero’s upcoming collaborative features.

We would like to thank the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation, the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation, the Institute for Museum and Library Services, and our users who have contributed code, documentation, feature suggestions, and bug reports to our project. Thanks to your support, we are well on our way to establishing a new standard for research software.

The Zotero team would like to dedicate its 1.0 release to Roy Rosenzweig, whose guidance and vision has made all of our work possible.

Flocking to Zotero

Zotero in Flock

One of the exciting new features in our most recent release is compatibility with the Flock browser. We previously blogged about Zotero and Netscape, but Flock integration brings a distinct flavor to the Zotero experience.

Watch this brief screencast to see the synergistic way Flock connects your Zotero collection with its media tool-bar and web clipboard to seamlessly add bibliographic content to blogs, forums, and web documents.

Zotero’s Final 1.0 Release Candidate Launches

We are excited to announce the launch of Zotero’s final release candidate, Zotero 1.0.0rc4. Zotero is now feature frozen as we fine-tune the upcoming final 1.0 release. RC4 introduces several enhancements to the MS Word Plug-in, compatibility with the Flock browser, a much easier way to find your Zotero database, language localizations in Arabic, Catalan, Hebrew (partial), Hungarian, Romanian and Russian, as well as a long list of other refinements, tweaks and changes.

RC4 improves 17 existing translators, refining support for many of the most popular sites we support. This release also adds support for three additional research databases:

The American Society of Civil Engineers Research Library

Early English Books Online

Ecological Society of America’s Online Journals

Stay tuned for documentation of these new features in the next few weeks.

OpenOffice and Zotero at Linux.com

Dmitri Popov has posted an excellent guide on using Zotero to manage OpenOffice.org bibliographies at Linux.com. OpenOffice users looking for further information may also find Daniel de Byl’s screencast to be a helpful guide for using the Zotero OpenOffice Plug-in. We are very excited to see so many people in the OpenOffice community taking an interest in Zotero and would like to thank the many OpenOffice users contributing to the project.