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About Zotero

Zotero is a production of the Center for History and New Media at George Mason University.



  • Sean Takats

Lead Developer

  • Dan Stillman

Senior Developers

  • Faolan Cheslack-Postava
  • Simon Kornblith


  • Tom Najdek
  • Adomas Venčkauskas
  • Martynas Bagdonas


  • Johannes Krtek

Graduate Research Assistant

  • Alyssa Fahringer


  • Roy Rosenzweig (Executive Producer)
  • Kim Nguyen (Site Design, 2010-2012)
  • Ben Schneider (Graduate Research Assistant, 2013-2015)
  • Debbie Maron (Community Outreach, 2011)
  • Dan Cohen (Co-Director, 2006-2010)
  • Jeremy Boggs (Site Design, 2006-2011)
  • Trevor Owens (Technology Evangelist, 2007-2010)
  • Connie Sehat (Co-Director, 2007-2009)
  • Fred Gibbs (Developer, 2007-2009)
  • Matt Burton (Developer, 2008-2009)
  • Jon Lesser (Developer, 2008-2009)
  • Andrew Howard (Technical Support, 2009)
  • Elena Razlogova (Project Guidance, 2006-2008)
  • Shekhar Krishnan (Evangelist, 2007-2008)
  • Michael Berkowitz (Developer, 2007-2008)
  • Asa Kusuma (Intern Developer, 2007-2008)
  • Ben Parr (Intern Developer, 2007-2008)
  • Ramesh Srigiriraju (Intern Developer, 2007)
  • Kari Kraus (Technology Evangelist, 2006-2007)
  • Josh Greenberg (Co-Director, 2006-2007)
  • David Norton (Developer, 2006-2007)

Community Contributors

Zotero benefits from a strong user community. Exceptional contributions have been made by:

  • Bruce D'Arcus (Citation Style Language, user support)
  • Emiliano Heyns (plugin development, client improvements)
  • Sebastian Karcher (user support, wiki documentation, CSL styles, web translators, translations)
  • Sylvester Keil (, arkivo, web services integration)
  • Joscha Legewie (ZotFile, client improvements)
  • Avram Lyon (user support, Zandy, web translators, wiki documentation)
  • POBrien333 (CSL styles)
  • Julian Onions (CSL styles)
  • Jason Puckett (third-party documentation)
  • Mikko Rönkkö (ZotPad, user support)
  • Will Shanks (plugin development, client improvements)
  • Michael Steele (Zotero Standalone installer improvements)
  • Aurimas Vinckevicius (web translators, client improvements, user support)
  • Brenton M. Wiernik (user support, wiki documentation, CSL styles)
  • Rintze Zelle (Citation Style Language, user support, wiki documentation, CSL styles, translators, translations)
  • Philipp Zumstein (translators, Scaffold, user support)


For the list of contributors to each locale, see the Zotero project on Transifex.

Funding Acknowledgments

Zotero was generously funded by the United States Institute of Museum and Library Services, The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation, and the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation.

Initial Advisory Board (2006-2008)

  • Raymond Yee (University of California, Berkeley)
  • Dan Chudnov (Yale University)
  • Abby Smith (Council on Library and Information Resources)
  • Clifford Lynch (Coalition for Networked Information)
  • David Seaman (Digital Library Federation)
  • Martha Anderson (Library of Congress)
  • Matthew MacArthur (Smithsonian National Museum of American History)
  • Wally Grotophorst (George Mason University Library)
  • Kathy Perry (Virtual Library of Virginia)
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