Michael Ekstrand wrote:
Cormac Lawler wrote:
Thanks for this Michael,
2009/11/2 Michael Ekstrand <ekstrand(a)cs.umn.edu
At WikiSym this year, some of us started a Zotero group for collecting
research papers about Wikipedia. It's intended to serve a purpose
similar to that of the "Wikipedia in academic studies" page, but in
Zotero so that it integrates well with the research process. Membership
is currently open to all, and anyone can add resources.
Can you give a link?
Here it is:
Can you explain how Zotero integrates well with the research process?
Why not focus on expanding
I have not used Zotero myself; I see it is a Firefox extension
) - nifty, but it doesn't work with
my SeaMonkey (nor with Chrome, Opera, and so on). Also, the entries are
not sortable, and seem listed only by name of the article.
Personally, I am not fond of off wiki projects, as while we can be
pretty certain Wikipedia will be there in few years, who can quarantee
Zotero will not go under and disappear (somebody has to keep paying for
domain, for example...)?
WP:ACST is also sortable by publication name, author name, venue of
publication, year, has expandable abstracts, links - all on the main
page (and being a wiki, we can keep improving it).
Further, forking into a new database makes people chose where to
contribute. There are several other databases already (linked at the
bottom of WP:ACST); neither is complete, some are inactive.
I think we should focus on one of them, try to make it as complete as
possible, and ignore the others.
And I think WP:ACST being in a wiki format and on Wikipedia is the best
to focus on, and it seems to me that it has a better functionality than
Please note I am very, very appreciative of any efforts to improve our
knowledge of the current state of Wikipedia research. It is just that I
am afraid that forking into new databases is less optimal than focusing
on one of them (and if we all reach consensus that we should abandon
ACST and migrate to Zotero, fine - but let's agree on one database first).
"The problem about Wikipedia is, that it just works in reality, not in