I’m a historian, I use Zotero and Devonthink, and have just learned about indexing my Zotero-stored PDFs to DT. I can’t wait to do it…
…except that not all of my references belong in the same database. While 80% of my Zotero references are for the book project I am currently working on (about the history of sugar; call it A), 10% of them are for an older project (about a river in London; call it B), and 10% are for my next project (about the history of doping in sports; call it C, and C will keep growing). I have a different DT database for each project. Within Zotero, I have a tag for each project so I can used saved searches effectively to identify the relevant references.
Does anyone have any ideas for how to differentiate the entries in Zotero, and the PDFs that Zotero stores, so that I can index the Zotero references for project A to DT database A, Zotero refs for B to DT database B, etc.?
In short I’d ideally like to
(a) keep PDFs organized alongside their references in Zotero
(b) index those PDFs to Devonthink so I can take advantage of them for research
(c) only index to a particular DT database those PDFs that are relevant to that project
At the moment I’m wondering if I should just give up on Zotero as a PDF storage. I could use the Zotero connector browser plugins to download the PDFs, insert a zotero select link using @mhucka 's Zowie program, and then import rather than index the PDF to Devonthink where I could annotate and manipulate it. The metadata in the imported PDF would still include a link to the relevant Zotero entry.
Thanks for your help!