Zotero does not currently have a dataset item type, but recent developments in the academic community have introduced a demand for collecting, storing, and citing dataset metadata. CSL has already introduced a dataset item type and Zotero will add this item type in a future version.
In the mean time, due to the interest in this item type, Zotero translators may import metadata for datasets and store it under a different item type. Following some discussion we're establishing the following guidelines that should make the imported metadata most usable in its current state and facilitate smooth transition into a dedicated item type once it is introduced. The table was update to match also another more current discussion.
Until a more fitting item type becomes available, datasets should be imported as “Document”.
To distinguish dataset items from regular Document items in Zotero, the following should be added on a separate line into the “Extra” field.
The following data field mappings should be applied
|Dataset Field||Zotero Field||Note|
|Version||Extra/Version||e.g. Version: 4 on separate line. Do not include if version is 1|
|DOI||Extra/DOI||e.g. DOI: 10.7910/DVN/GTJTFF|
|Resource Type (optional)||Extra/Medium||e.g. Medium: Data set with code book|