research product . 2009

How to Write a Zotero Translator : A Practical Beginners Guide for Humanists

Crymble, Adam;
Open Access English
  • Published: 01 Jan 2009
  • Publisher: Network in Canadian History & Environment
Abstract
The citation management program Zotero is a wonderful tool for researchers everywhere. Citations from the web may be "grabbed" simply by clicking on a in your web browser address bar. The citation information displayed on the screen is then saved to your Zotero collection with little or no additional effort. However, for this to work, each and every website must either follow standardized metadata guidelines, or must have its own personal "translator" that tells Zotero which words on the screen correspond with which bibliographic fields. Computers are stupid; translators make them smart. Most users who know about the citation capture feature are enthralled by it...
Subjects
free text keywords: Zotero, JavaScript, screen scraping, digital humanities, programming, Zotero, Bibliographic management, Citation management, History
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