Digital Research with Zotero

Tuesday, 8 March, 2022 - 13:00

Zotero LogoThe Programme in African Digital Humanities will offer a set of on-line workshops over the next six weeks to encourage people to use Zotero, the free, open-source digital research manager.  Zotero simplifies the gathering, analysis and referencing of the forms of evidence researchers now use -- from TikTok videos to original manuscripts.  It supports powerful tools for collaboration between groups of researchers, and between students and their supervisors.  The next version of Zotero, 6.0, includes a built-in PDF annotation and note extraction tool, with many powerful features.  All of these tools are free. 

Zotero also provides cloud-storage and backup using Amazon Web Services at the standard price for cloud backups (2gb at $20 per annum, 6gb at $60 per annum).  For graduate students, these storage costs should be carried by our institutions -- and we will be gathering usernames to work on setting this up. 

The workshops will be on-line and we ask those interested to you sign up for the sessions that suit their interests and needs.  The sessions are open to anyone interested.

1.   March 1, 13:00 to 14:30 | Introduction to Zotero.  Installing, capturing data, referencing, creating a sync account, synchronisation, sharing collections, understanding tags and folders.  Register here

2. March 8, 13:00 to 14:30 |  Features of Zotero 6.   Enabling pdf annotation, using colours in annotations, creating notes from pdf annotations, and using tags and annotation colours in notes.

3.  March 15, 13:00 to 14:30 | Installing Zotero Extensions.  Using the Zutilo extension and tags to control complexity and organise your research.