Zotero hack: using portable apps

Zotero hack: using portable apps

Stephanie, helpfully raised some issues re: using Zotero in the classroom last week.  How do we use it when students are often using Hunter’s machines which a) don’t have the program installed and b) don’t allow one to install new programs/plugins?  Stephanie told me that the library is working on solving a) by having Zotero installed on as many machines as is practical, but there’s another workaround that’s alluded to on the invaluable ProfHacker blog on the Chronicle of Higher Ed’s site.  You can help students install special portable versions of Firefox with the Zotero plugin on a simple $5 USB thumbdrive.  I’ve not tried it, so I don’t know what issues might come up.  But I will…

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