The Center for History and New Media launched the Beta version of Zotero last night. For those of you who have not yet had the chance to play with Zotero, now is the time. Zotero is a powerful plug-in for Firefox (2.0) that allows you to save, sort, share, and annotate information from the web. Unlike other bibliographic software (Endnote, etc.), Zotero lives in your web browser and so is always ready. And, unlike the commercial products, Zotero will soon include the ability to share the resources you have saved and annotated with other scholars, friends, students, and so on.
And, unlike the commercial products, Zotero is free.
So go download a copy now and try it for yourself. I’ve been using the pre-launch version for weeks and already can’t live without it.