Is the OPAC of the Bavarian State Library no more compatible with Zotero?

edited November 12, 2017
The OPAC of the Bavarian State Library (Bayerische Staatsbibliothek, BSB) has supported Zotero for years: one could download bibliographical references into Zotero very easily, using the well known procedures.

However, since a couple of weeks the system is not working anymore.
If you open a random book entry of the BSB (e.g. ), you don't see anymore the book-shaped blue icon, but only the one for saving a "Webpage with snapshot".

Zotero is still supported by another OPAC where BSB items also appear, namely

Can anyone suggest a solution to this problem?

Right now I am also writing to the BSB, also considering that they provide training on the use of Zotero (e.g. ). It would be quite funny if they trained in the use of a software that their own OPAC doesn't support anymore! ;)
  • Zotero used to support this via COinS, which doesn't appear on the catalog anymore, best I can tell. Have you contacted the colleagues in Munich?
  • Yes, I did. They told me that they would look into the problem. In the meanwhile they stated that

    1. they are still testing Zotero's functionalities with the older Add-on version as a benchmark. I guess this means that they didn't verify a priori whether Zotero 5 Standalone would be compatible with their OPAC
    2. on the other hand, they don't think that an error occurred on their side in the configuration of their OPAC.
    3. their IT Department is going to examine the issue.

    At any rate, I can confirm that until the problem is still there.

  • edited November 10, 2017
    Thanks for the message, now the issue should be fixed. Sorry for the inconvenience.

    If you run into any troubles in the future, please feel free to contact us via
  • Thanks cirrus, I confirm that now the OPAC of the BSB works with the latest version of Zotero.
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