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November 2008 Archive of Comments

  • November 21, 2008: Zotero training

    Can VT Libraries please send someone to this workshop to become a Zotero trainer, and then offer Zotero training at Virginia Tech? Zotero is seen as a free and open source alternative to EndNote, and has gathered a lot of attention over the past year. I use it daily and would be pleased to see more people use it here on campus.

    I can send out an email to my colleagues in Reference & Instruction to see if anyone is interested in attending this workshop. Vicki Kok and I are the two main EndNote trainers in the Library. Speaking strictly for myself, I am not interested in attending given the recent multi-million dollar lawsuit filed against George Mason University (home of Zotero) for the alleged reverse engineering of EndNote software. This could drag on for years and maybe nothing will come of it, but for me the lawsuit poses a real impediment to Zotero serving as a legitimate alternative to EndNote.

    Dave Beagle, Reference Librarian

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