Software

In my spare time I contribute to two open-source software projects: the Zotero reference management software and the Citation Style Language, which provides automated citation styles to a large number of reference management software.

In Zotero, my main work is on user support, documentation, and translatorsthe javascript tools that allow Zotero’s one-click screen scraping. I am part of the two-person team that oversees the maintenance of these translators. For Zotero, I have also led workshops in academic libraries across the US as well as online. You can find some of my materials here. With Frank Bennett, I develop, document, and maintain the ODF-Scan add-on for Zotero, which allows integration with Google Docs and Scrivener (among others). Together with Rintze Zelle I’m working on a book manuscript on Zotero.

The Citation Style Language, CSL, has become the leading standard for automated citation styles, used by dozens of different reference management products, including popular software like Zotero, Mendeley, and Papers. I co-maintain the day-to-day operations, including having added, or corrected hundreds of citation styles. I’m also part of a small international team that continues development of the standard.