Actually, while I wasn't looking, zotero 2.0 seems to have identified and jettisoned duplicates...
Actually, while I wasn't looking, zotero 2.0 seems to have identified and jettisoned duplicates
Very strange behavior... and potentially dangerous!
How do I turn this off?
I don't see anything that seems remotely close searching for zotero in about:config
Still a little troubling.
thanks for working on the dup-detector!
Here's another thought -- duplicates between group library and personal library. What if we want to bring notes and changes made to a group library entry back into our own personal library? Is there a way to do that sort of merge?
e.g. if you do a search for "Obama" in the overall "My Library", and three duplicate papers by Obama come up, can I find out which Collection they are hiding in?
(before I go ahead and delete two of them!)
I'd rather not search each of 30+ collections one by one...
(Hold down Ctrl.)
Personally, I'd just like one to show all the duplicates so I can choose to delete the newest one. That way, when I add citations I can check for any duplicates and immediately remove them. This is a show-stopper, in my opinion. How is it possible to remember whether I've already added a citation? The whole purpose of reference management software is to make it easier to reference material. This makes it more difficult that doing it manually.
If I can see a barely functional utility for removing exact duplicates, with occasional progress, I will continue with Zotero. Otherwise I'll have to look for another solution. Perhaps using Perl with curl or wget from PubMed and the OpenOffice bibliography.
I just want to add my vote for this. I'm using Zotero now for over a year and it get's more and more important to get at least a simple duplicate detection!
A great help would be an detection during the import, so before the problems with already cited duplicates would arose. I guess it can't be to hard to implent something like "Warning possible duplicate. Do you want continue on importing?" and it would be a GREAT help at least to us life science people (dealing with pubmed).
You do an awfull good job wit Zotero and I guess so many people would use it without this little flaw..!
Best and thanks,
Another thing that could really help for "pruning" a database would be a perfect export that could be re-imported without any loss (why not CSV?).
In legal research, we trawl over the same online material repeatedly, and the accidental accumulation of duplicates is inevitable, and likely to be annoying. As this affects other researchers as well, I would vote for making this one a development priority in ver 2.1.