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Zotero: Sharing and Collaborating
Zotero is a free, easy-to-use tool to help you collect, organize, cite, and share your research sources. The original content of this guide comes from Washington State University Libraries.
Group Owner: change group public/private status, control access by members, change group settings, and delete/transfer ownership of a group
Administrator: change group public/private status, control access by members, and change
Members: edit group library according to access level determined by administrator or group owner
Zotero's 3 Different Types of Groups
Share and collaborate on a bibliography with colleagues:
Private Groups a private collaboration among members without a public presence on the Zotero website. Only users who are members of a Group are able to see the Group's site. Private Groups are not searchable through the Zotero group search.
Public (Closed Membership) Groups a closed-group environment with a public presence. This provides the group a method of sharing their bibliographies publically with other Zotero users, but joining the group remains invitation only.
Public (Open Membership) Groups are open to other Zotero users and anyone can join the group instantly. This setting offers the highest level of collaboration and transparency. Within this group, the administrator can hide portions of the group's public library from non-members.
How to make a Group
1. In Zotero Firefox add-on, click on New Group icon next to the New Collection icon in the top left corner.
2. On the Zotero Online Version Website, click on the Create New Group button located on the Groups tab page.
How to See Your Group in Firefox add-on
Enable Data Syncing and your group library will appear in the Zotero Client in the Left Column as Group Libraries underneath My Library. Items can be dragged from My Library to Group Libraries. Below is an image of a both a My Library and Group Libraries: