One outcome from the Creative Ecologies Lab and nonfictionLab (if only nonfictionLab was nonfiction Lab, then I could just write creative ecologies and nonfiction lab collaboration) two day collaborative workshop was the desire to share some references around creative arts research – hereafter known as CAR.
To drive this I have set up a group, private library on Zotero.
Zotero is a cloud based bibliography manager. It also has clients for your desktop. You can have group libraries, and they can be public (anyone can contribute, anyone can view), a mix of publicly viewable but only members can contribute, or private – only members can view and contribute.
The car library is private. This means to contribute any references, or to see the references that others have contributed you a) need an account on Zotero (it is free, but yes, it is a service that requires an email address, username, and password), and b) to then ask to join the closed group.
To get an account on zotero just go to https://www.zotero.org/user/register/. Once you have an account on zotero you could find the group and ask to join but that’s a pain. Just email Adrian Miles (firstname.lastname@example.org) and tell me the email address or username you have used to join zotero. I need one, or both, to then invite you to join the group. Once you are invited and, I expect accept the invitation, you will be able to see the library.
If you already have a zotero account then just send the info to me, I’ll send out the invite.
Tips on using zotero can be found at https://www.zotero.org/support/. Once installed it works much like endnote and so you can easily add new references via your web browser and so on.