Archive for January, 2008

Over Sixty Institutions Recommend Zotero

Only three months after the release of Zotero 1.0, we are proud to report that Zotero is rapidly becoming the new standard in reference management and research. Already over sixty different libraries, writing centers, academic departments and other research and teaching institutions have added information about Zotero to their websites. Some institutions, like MIT, have developed their own web tutorials on using Zotero, and others, like Rice University’s Fondren Library, are offering Zotero workshops for students and faculty. If we have missed your institution’s recommendation of Zotero or you would like help developing a workshop or web tutorial for your users, please feel free to contact

The Web Now Has A Wrangler

We are excited to announce the second winner of our ongoing Zotero T-shirts for Taglines Contest. Congratulations to Eric Wignall for his contribution, “Zotero: the web now has a wrangler.” If you refresh the Zotero home page a few times you are bound to see this new tagline appear at the top of the page.

Now is your chance to get in on our ongoing contest. Post your ideas for new taglines to our forums and you too could win a Zotero T-shirt and all the glory that comes with it.

Our Most Stylish Release Yet: Zotero 1.0.2

We are excited to announce the release of Zotero 1.0.2.

One of the most exciting new features in 1.0.2 is improved support for installing custom citation styles, coupled with the creation of a style repository that includes some fifty new styles, or nearly six times the number of available styles in version 1.0.1. Special thanks to Julian Onions for his contribution of nearly all of these new styles. To add a style, visit the styles page and click Install next to the style you are interested in using.

Zotero 1.0.2 also includes several new site translators, including translators for social media sites Flickr and YouTube. Zotero’s default Open URL resolver has also been changed to the OCLC OpenURL Resolver Gateway, which will allow many Zotero users to automatically find items from their collections in their campus library through the Locate button without editing their preferences.

Zotero 1.0.2 requires new versions of the MS Word and OpenOffice integration plugins.

To see all of the changes, new features and bug fixes, take a look at the full changelog.