Zotero Development Sessions

Are you a Zotero user looking to contribute to the development community?  Need to make Zotero work for you?

On Monday, April 11th the Libraries’ Citation Management working group is sponsoring a Zotero Development Workshop.  Join Zotero community developer Avram Lyon, the primary translator reviewer who’s helped to create many translators and has developed for Multilingual Zotero, to learn more about Translator Creation, Citation Style Language, the Zotero API, and using Zotero for your own scholarly endeavors.  Join him for one or all of the following sessions:

Translator Creation
Monday, April 11th
10:00am – 11:30am
Room 126, Memorial Library

Translators allow Zotero to detect and pull in citation information from web sites, including library catalogs, databases…you name it. The great thing is that if you create a new translator or make changes to an existing one, these updates can be bundled with subsequent Zotero releases to help others with their scholarly endeavors.  You can also use the translators you create locally on your computer.

Citation Style Language
Monday, April 11th
1:00pm – 2:30pm
Room 126, Memorial Library

CSL is an XML language that allows you to create new citation and bibliographic styles. Many of the styles you know and use now within Zotero are created by community developers.  If you need one that is not currently present in Zotero’s CSL library, you can create your own – and this portion of the workshop will show you how to do that.

Mashups using Zotero’s API and Leveraging Zotero for new scholarly endeavors
Monday, April 11th
3:00pm – 4:30 pm
Room 126, Memorial Library

This session will show talk about manipulating parameters to feed various items and collections into other applications like Omeka, WordPress, Googlereader, or one you create yourself!  Some neat possibilities with Zotero include the crowdsourcing of transcription, metadata creation or the cleaning up of “bad” metadata as a group project.

To fully participate in these workshops, we ask that participants are comfortable with HTML.


Please email aerauh@engr.wisc.edu if you plan to attend.