Zotero is an add-on that can be synced for one user across several
computers, but if you install it on public computers, the only way for
users to sync the citations they save would be to change the preferences
for the add-on every time; if they didn't, then they would be saving their
citations to whatever user's account used the computer last. Users can
login to their Zotero account on the internet and edit citations if they
want, and also add new ones, but it is tedious to add them by hand this
way, without the add-on. We provide workshops on Zotero and point to
documentation about it on our website, but it is really intended for the
individual's computer.

Lisa Gonzalez
Electronic Resources Librarian
Catholic Theological Union
5401 S. Cornell Ave.
Chicago, IL 60615
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-----Original Message-----
From: Code for Libraries [mailto:[log in to unmask]] On Behalf Of
Gabriel Gardner
Sent: Monday, May 27, 2013 8:48 PM
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Subject: [CODE4LIB] Zotero Implementation


Our library <> currently uses
RefWorks<>but we'd like to add Zotero
<> to our suite of citation management
options. Some of the computers in our library run off a controlled
software build periodically pushed out to terminals, others are virtual
I'm curious about how other institutions implement Zotero, particularly on
virtual machines? We anticipate that all students and faculty will need to
create individual accounts with Feel free to email me
off-list; or, reply to share your wisdom.


***Please excuse cross-postings.***

Gabriel J. Gardner <>
Reference Librarian
University of Minnesota Duluth Library <>
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