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Better Connecting The Research and Library Web

Zotero is now compatible with LibraryThing and CiteULike. Users can now capture bibliographic information from both lists of references and individual items in CiteULike and information about any individual book in their LibraryThing collection. As always, compatibility with new sites and tools brings Zotero closer to its goal of supporting seamless online research. In this case, it is particularly exciting to see closer connections between web tools built for managing books and research materials.

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.

Public Library of Science Now Zotero-Ready

Here at Zotero headquarters we are always delighted to support other open projects, and today marks another step closer to seamlessly integrating Zotero into the Open Access web. Zotero is now compatible with all seven Public Library of Science (PLOS) journals. Users can now capture metadata and full-text PDFs from all the PLOS journals.

Major Zotero Update: 1.0 Release Candidate 2 Launches

We are excited to announce the launch of Zotero 1.0 Release Candidate 2. This release adds many new features.

Zotero now offers full-text indexing of PDFs, adding your archived PDFs to the searchable text in your collection.

Zotero’s integration with word processing tools has been greatly improved. The MS Word plugin works much more seamlessly and we now support OpenOffice on Windows, Mac (in the form of NeoOffice), and Linux.

Zotero is also now better integrated with the desktop. Users can drag files from their desktop into their Zotero collection and can also drag attachments out of their Zotero collection onto their desktop.

We have begun to add tools to browse and visualize Zotero collections in new ways. Using MIT’s SIMILE Timeline widget, Zotero can now generate timelines from any collection or selected items.

The new version of CSL (Citation Style Language), used by Zotero to format references into specific styles, is more human readable and easier to edit. We will be adding many more styles soon.

Users should also notice some performance enhancements. Zotero now runs smoother on Windows and Linux.

Stay tuned for more detailed information on these developments. We will post more documentation and screencasts about these features in the next few weeks. We have also added support for a host of additional web resources:

Research Databases
ARTFL Encyclopédie
Institute of Physics
RSC Publishing

The Economist
The Age
The Australian
New Zealand Herald
Sydney Morning Herald



For a more exhaustive look at Zotero’s new features and bug fixes see the full changelog.

Even More Sites Now Zotero Compatible

We have added support for an array of additional sites and databases. Zotero can now automatically capture bibliographic information from even more library catalogs, science databases, and news sites.

Check out how easy it is to capture bibliographic information from the sites below.

European Library Catalogs:
German Common Library Network
Norwegian Catalog BIBSYS

Science Journals and Databases:
BioMed Central
most of the American Geophysical Union’s Journals
the American Meteorological Society’s Online Journals

News Sites:
BBC News
LA Times
Education Week

We are diligently working to support other sites, catalogs, and databases. If there are other sites that Zotero does not currently support that you believe would be valuable to other Zotero users, you can suggest them in this thread, or you can pitch in and develop a site translator yourself.