New Podcast: MacKenzie Smith on Endnote vs. Zotero: the Business End of Citation Management Software

Posted November 6th, 2008 by Ellen Duranceau

The latest in the series of podcasts on scholarly publication and copyright is an interview with MacKenzie Smith, Associate Director for Technology in the MIT Libraries. MacKenzie discusses the lawsuit that Thomson Reuters, owner of the proprietary bibliographic management software EndNote, has pursued against George Mason University and the Commonwealth of Virginia in relation to their open-source tool, Zotero.

She provides an overview of the details of the claims in the case, and shares her views on the implications of the lawsuit for universities and scholars.

Download the audio file. (9:12 minutes; 8.4MB)

For more information, see MacKenzie’s blog story on this same topic.


The other episodes in the podcast series are available on the scholarly publication website.

To subscribe to the MIT Libraries’ Podcasts on Scholarly Publishing, paste this link into iTunes or another podcast reader: http://feeds.rapidfeeds.com/6772/

We encourage and welcome your feedback, which you may direct to copyright-lib@mit.edu.

--