Zotero Developer's Workshop
Community developer Avram Lyon, the primary translator reviewer who's helped to create many translators and has developed for Multilingual Zotero, will be at Northwestern on Thursday April 14th to offer a special workshop designed to help you enhance Zotero's capabilities.
Here are some of the areas that Avram will cover:
- Translator Creation
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
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
Thinking about "mashing Zotero up" in different web services; manipulating parameters to feed various items and collections into to a particular application (like Omeka, Wordpress, Googlereader, or one you create yourself!)
- Leveraging Zotero for new scholarly endeavors
Some neat possibilities with Zotero include the crowdsourcing of transcription, metadata creation or the cleaning up of "bad" metadata as a group project. These are things worthy of more discussion, and we hope to touch upon these topics during the Zotero sessions.
Register for this workshop
If you have any questions about this session or are not able to register online but would still like to attend please email to Geoff Morse.