Archive for February, 2009

Zotero 1.5 Beta Released: Join Us In The Clouds

We are excited to announce two major releases. This morning the Zotero team launched both Zotero 1.5 and the first release of Zotero‚Äôs web application. Watch the screencast below for details on 1.5 and see the list below for a brief list of Zotero’s new features.

    Zotero 1.5 Features

  • Automatic synchronization of collections across 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 at
  • Automatic synchronization of your attachment files to a server of your choice (e.g. iDisk, Jungle Disk, or university-provided web storage).
  • Recover recently deleted items with Zotero’s trash can.
  • Rich-text notes
  • New style manager allowing you to add and delete CSLs and legacy style formats
  • Automatic detection of PDF metadata (author, title, etc.)
  • Automatic detection and support for proxy servers
  • New Website Features

  • Browse through your library online.
  • New user profiles tied to Zotero accounts.
  • Preliminary support for following other Zotero users: In the future this will generate a twitter-like feed of users public research activity.
  • WYSIWYG CV creator, with the ability to dynamically generate all or part of your CV from Zotero collections.
  • Search for friends, colleagues, and other users by institutional affiliation, username, email address, or field of interest.

Analyze Your Zotero Data with the SEASR analytics plugin

Zotero just became an even more useful platform for research management. We are excited to announce Zotero’s first data mining plugin. The initial launch of SEASR Analytics for Zotero allows users to use SEASR’s author centrality analysis, author degree distribution analysis, and author hit analysis on items in their collections. These three functions are just the beginning, but they already demonstrate the potential for leveraging SEASR’s data mining capabilities inside Zotero. Download the plugin today, and give it a try.

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