Archive for November, 2008

Partnership with Emory University Libraries Further Solidifies Zotero’s Role As A Platform For Digital Research and Innovation

We are excited to announce a new partnership with Emory University Libraries. This relationship promises to further strengthen Zotero’s emerging role as a major platform for research management and innovation.

Rick Luce, Emory University‘s Vice Provost and Director of Libraries briefly described the partnership: “Partnering on the development of open source software with CHNM, an established center of excellence in the digital humanities, allows the Emory Libraries to create value for the research community while sharing the risks in developing innovative software.”

Emory’s Zotero team will take advantage of local research environments and library expertise at Emory to contribute to Zotero’s growth.  You can read the full press release here.

Become A Zotero Trainer

In an effort to better equip university librarians and IT staff to implement, train, and support Zotero, we will be offering two-day workshops at locations across the US. Through these workshops, participants will acquire a solid understanding of Zotero’s capabilities and how those capabilities can best meet their users’ needs.

The pilot workshop will be held February 19-20, 2009 at George Mason University in Fairfax, Virginia, just outside Washington DC. The cost to attend the workshop is $350 and, due to the hands-on nature of these workshops, enrollment is limited. The Zotero team will be accepting applications through December 19, 2008 and applications will be considered on the following criteria:

1. Your current or future role in representing Zotero on your campus

2. Your institution’s plans for, or interest in, adopting Zotero

3. Maximum representation of different campuses: we will most likely only accept one or two individuals from any single institution and are seeking representation from a range of schools.

Application details and forms are located here, and applicants will receive confirmation of their acceptance by January 9, 2009.

Applicants not accepted to the pilot workshop will be welcome to apply to the next one, planned for early summer 2009 at Emory University in Atlanta, Georgia (workshops in 2010 are planned for the Midwest and West Coast). More information regarding this and later 2009 workshops will be released as available.