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Primo (library catalog) & Zotero

The new library catalog is not playing nice with Zotero at the moment. Here is a workaround so you can continue to use Zotero while a fix is en route.

You can import records into Zotero the long-hand way by saving the bibliographic records export file on your computer, then bringing them into Zotero as a batch. Here is how:

  1. In Primo as you find records you wish to keep, click the little thumbtack pin icon next to the record to add it to your “pinned” list.
  2. You can then export your pinned list at once by clicking the pin icon in the top right of your browser window to view your pinned list.
  3. When viewing your pinned list, select the items you want to save to your machine or click the box that lets you select them all at once.
    Initial list of saved records:     
    checked--all :
  4. As soon as you select items, there will appear a little “…” icon in the black bar above your records.  click on . . .
    This menu allow you to “Export.RIS”.      
    Clicking that will expose a “download” button.  select and see:

    Choose “Save File” (in Firefox) and make sure you pay attention to where you saved the file.
  5. Then, in Zotero, click the gear icon () and select “Import…”.

  6. Browse to the .RIS file you saved from Primo, select it, and click the “Open” button. This should import the exported items into your Zotero library.
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