Zotero and the e-book winner!

Today I made my mind up – I had to get myself a copy of Zotero: A Guide for Librarians, Researchers, and Educators.

Zotero is an important part of my productivity suite., and I wanted to grab a copy of the book to make sure that I was actually using Zotero to its full potential. This guide is written by Jason Puckett who is the the Communication Librarian at Georgia State University Library in Atlanta, where he teaches library classes on research and information literacy skills, bibliographic software, and library technology topics.

If you work in schools then you need to read what Stacey Tayor has written about  Using Zotero with Students.

Now it’s time for me to ‘fess up to my personal book trail, and how e-book services again won the day.

  1.  Read a post that reminded me that I want to get a copy of the book, and I really should get on with it.
  2. Check availability on Book Depository. Fail.
  3. Check my university library. Fail. (Amazing – so I placed a purchase request)
  4. Check Amazon. $32.40 for print copy.
  5. Whispernet to my iPad for $12.00.
Whose services are the winner here?  This time it was not my library!

3 thoughts on “Zotero and the e-book winner!

  1. Great to see other people finding Zotero useful! I use it in my graduate research in educational technology and just made a post about how helpful and easy it is to use. Cool post!

    • I’ve started reading the book, and am delighted to have a copy. The library is indeed buying in a copy – they should have more than one available, as Zotero is such an important resource for students. I’m planning on introducing it more regularly to my post-grad students in the future, as the availability of the e-book version makes it affordable for many. Thanks for putting the book together!

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