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Zotpress to display a live Zotero bibliography

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A WordPress plugin called Zotpress, developed by Katie Seaborn, allows authors to automatically display Zotero library citations on a WordPress site. Rather than manually exporting and pasting a static bibliography to WordPress, Zotpress dynamically displays the current contents directly from your online Zotero library, including live links to items with a URL source field. To create the bibliography, authors insert a shortcode to access and format their existing Zotero libraries. At this writing, Zotpress version 5.0 plugin is compatible with CommentPress, and citations may be sorted and include abstracts.

2 Leave a comment on paragraph 2 0 Dynamic bibliography (from a Zotero library):

Cronon, William. “How Long Will People Read History Books?” AHA Perspectives on History (October 2012). http://www.historians.org/Perspectives/issues/2012/1210/How-Long-Will-People-Read-History-Books.cfm.

Abstract: "Please do not misunderstand me. I embrace and celebrate the digital age. I believe historians should use blogs and tweets, Wikipedia entries and YouTube videos, web pages and Facebook postings, and any number of other new media tools to share our knowledge with the wider world. But I also celebrate complicated arguments that need space to develop and patience to understand. And I love long stories that can only unfold across hundreds of pages or screens. What I most fear about this new age is its impatience and its distractedness. If history as we know it is to survive, it is these we most need to resist as we practice and defend long, slow, thoughtful reading."

Hirsch, Brett D., ed. Digital Humanities Pedagogy: Practices, Principles and Politics - Open Book Publishers. Cambridge [England]: Open Book Publishers, 2012. http://www.openbookpublishers.com/product/161/digital-humanities-pedagogy--practices--principles-and-politics.

Abstract: Academic institutions are starting to recognize the growing public interest in digital humanities research, and there is an increasing demand from students for formal training in its methods. Despite the pressure on practitioners to develop innovative courses, scholarship in this area has tended to focus on research methods, theories and results rather than critical pedagogy and the actual practice of teaching. The essays in this collection offer a timely intervention in digital humanities scholarship, bringing together established and emerging scholars from a variety of humanities disciplines across the world. The first section offers views on the practical realities of teaching digital humanities at undergraduate and graduate levels, presenting case studies and snapshots of the authors’ experiences alongside models for future courses and reflections on pedagogical successes and failures. The next section proposes strategies for teaching foundational digital humanities methods across a variety of scholarly disciplines, and the book concludes with wider debates about the place of digital humanities in the academy, from the field’s cultural assumptions and social obligations to its political visions.

Jaschik, Scott. “Survey Examines How Senior Historians View Academic Careers.” Inside Higher Ed, December 3, 2012. http://www.insidehighered.com/news/2012/12/03/survey-examines-how-senior-historians-view-academic-careers.

Abstract: AHA Perspectives survey: The survey also found that senior faculty members are unlikely to believe that their institutions highly value digital journal articles, even with the question specifying that these were peer-reviewed online articles. Compared to the approximately 70 percent of history professors in the survey who said that print articles were highly valued, only about 10 percent said the same for digital articles.

Lewin, Tamar. “Massive Open Online Courses Prove Popular, If Not Lucrative Yet.” The New York Times, January 6, 2013, sec. Education. http://www.nytimes.com/2013/01/07/education/massive-open-online-courses-prove-popular-if-not-lucrative-yet.html.

Abstract: Virtual U series: MOOC startups such as Coursera, Udemy, edX, Udacity are all attracting students (and venture capital for the profit-driven ones), but debate continues on whether these models can make money.

7 Leave a comment on paragraph 7 0 Note that a normal “search” in WordPress cannot find entries in a dynamic Zotpress bibliography, but can do so with a conventional exported-and-pasted static bibliography. Discuss ideas and issues with the developer and other users at the Zotpress forum.

8 Leave a comment on paragraph 8 0 See also the description above of the ScholarPress Researcher tool, under development, which may offer another approach.

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