This is a quick post about some tidbits I learned today from one of the Zotero developers. She was able to share with me some of the development plans for the coming year or so:
1. Zotero API to give it interactivity with webapps. (I'm thinking I'd love to be able to save items into Zotero and have them appear in a formatted bibliography in a Libguide. I hope something like that will be possible.) This will start with a bridge between Zotero and the Center for History and New Media's open source web publishing project Omeka.
2. A web-based client, which would do two things: Make the Firefox add-in optional, and allow Zotero use from other browsers!
3. Zotero Commons, a drag-and-drop interface to a scholarly repository hosted by the Internet Archive. I know the least about this one. A friend has already asked me about how they'll address copyright, to which I answer "I have no idea."