[KS] bibliographies: Zotero, anyone? (was: full-text services)

Charles Muller acmuller at l.u-tokyo.ac.jp
Thu Jun 20 23:18:17 EDT 2013

Dear Korean Studies colleagues,

Speaking strictly of open-source, readily accessible bibliography 
services, of course there is the Korean historical bibliography 
managed by Ken Robinson (http://www.hawaii.edu/korea/biblio/), but I 
would also like to introduce you to another alternative--an 
initiative that I started for Buddhist studies. As some of you may 
know, I am the founder of the information network for scholars of 
Buddhism, named H-Buddhism.

About a year ago, in response to complaints being aired by members 
of H-Buddhism regarding the for-pay bibliography initiatives being 
started by Oxford, Brill, and so forth, I initiated the H-Buddhism 
Zotero bibliography project.


This is a crowd-sourced project, presently supported by more than 
100 H-Buddhism subscribers, which now has over 7,000 entries (not a 
bad figure, after only one year of operation), and is growing 
rapidly. In addition to its function of online, cloud-based 
interoperability, Zotero also provides extensive local 
bibliographical management functions such as those seen in Endnote, 
etc. Even better, it is free, and open-source.

It would be effortless for me, or any other member of Koreaweb to 
set up a Zotero bibliography for Korean Studies, which I could 
immediately seed with more than 300 entries on Korean Buddhism. If 
anyone is interested in this, please let me know, and I'll be happy 
to set it up. Or if someone else would like to take the initiative, 
please go ahead.




A. Charles Muller

University of Tokyo
Graduate School of Humanities and Sociology, Faculty of Letters
Center for Evolving Humanities
7-3-1 Hongō, Bunkyō-ku
Tokyo 113-8654, Japan

Office: 03-5841-3735

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