If you are looking for a way to annotate video clips in Zotero, Vertov might be the plugin for you. Elena Razlogova and Stuart Thiel of Concordia University’s Digital History Lab have opened the public beta of Vertov, a plugin which allows you to annotate and manipulate video files stored in Zotero. To see the plugin in action check out their screencast.
Concordia’s Digital History lab plans to add more features, including export of clips and collaborative annotating, as well as support for more file types and operating systems. They would appreciate feedback from the Zotero community to help refine the project. Feel free to post questions and comments about Vertov for Elena and Stuart in the Plugins category of the Zotero forums. For more information on future development, you can browse tickets, changesets, and sourcecode in the Vertov issue tracker. If you are interested in contributing to this project, please post on the zotero-dev mailing list .
Vertov is a great example of the ways one can extend Zotero through plugins. We would like to congratulate Concordia University’s Digital History Lab for their contribution to the project. It is a great example of one of the ways other institutions can extend Zotero and offer new features to the entire Zotero community.