Partial sync (eg only storing a single collection) would be a bit of work though. the sync protocol seems designed for full-library sync.
I'll be happy to have a synchronization btw zotero and my own notion database, where I can put notes.
One expecially nice feature is the @ crossreferencing in notion !
I would love to make all the notes in notion. When I write up I would love to easily refer to my notes of the literature. In other words, I would love to write a 'literature review' as a way to organize the literature, not using scattered notes for each paper. Bascially this requires zotero and notion could share the database.
I tried to export my zotero library as a json file, convert it to csv, and then import to notion, which is good as an initial step. I would use the citation key (generated by BetterTex) as the title column (as it automatically to be), which is convenient for referencing.
The key thing, of course, is how to keep the two databases connected. I thought of things like automate.io to make a google sheet connected to my notion, but the step it allows is very limited. For example, if we delete an item in zotero database, it can't be reflected in notion, and if later on I implement the bibliography info in zotero which leads to a change in the citation key, it is also a problem (the unique ID is changed).
Also moving the entire library to notion is a bit redundant. It would be nice to see function like right click in zotero - send to notion and an item appears in the linked notion database...
The reason I would love to have the two integrated is that, I think notion is much more convenient in taking notes (allow all kinds of media embedding). When I use notion to write down my initial ideas and drafts, it would be very convenient if I could use @ in notion to mention an item in my reference database, which includes my previous notes on that item.
I'm not a programmer so I can't help explore the API, but I definitely want to follow up on this topic!
Hi Zak! Have you had any success in creating the integration between Zotero and Notion? Do post an update please.
It's currently designed to add items into Notion when they're added to a specific Zotero collection of your choosing. I'd love for folks to give it a try and let me know if it proves useful!
I also wanted to give my thanks to @emilianoeheyns for the great tooling they built that made this project possible for me.