The first results of Zotero’s new storage offerings are in, and we’re delighted to announce that researchers around the world are eagerly joining the ranks of file-syncing Zoterons. Indeed, individuals and research labs located on every continent except Antarctica — we’re looking right at you, McMurdo — have already purchased upgrades for their storage accounts.
Zotero 2.0 offers users the ability not only to store unlimited libraries, tags, and notes, but also to synchronize to the cloud attached files like PDFs, images, audio, video, word-processing documents, or anything else related to research. These files can be synchronized in personal libraries and shared in collaborative group libraries. They are available to any other Zotero client, or even via Zotero’s web interface at http://zotero.org.
Each Zotero user has free access to up to 100 MB of storage, and users may also purchase additional storage space of 1 GB, 5 GB, 10 GB, or more for a very reasonable cost. Reflecting the established international popularity of Zotero and the hearty endorsement of overseas universities, well over half of all sales have been made to scholars outside the United States. To date, researchers from no fewer than 40 nations around the globe have already purchased upgrades, and we fully support purchasing from an additional 170 countries — hello, Greenland?
Adding Zotero storage not only provides you with a valuable service, it also helps to sustain the Zotero project, so please consider upgrading your account today!