The great Zotero migration - can I have my tags AND my formatted notes?
September 2, 2013 7:07 AM Subscribe
I am trying to migrate my Mendeley library to Zotero (around 500 citations). From what I can tell, I need to either export the data as an RIS file or as a BibTex file and then import that file to Zotero. I've tested this and both formats work -- but there is a catch. The RIS format preserves the note formatting (hard returns) very nicely, but does not migrate the tags. The .bib file will migrate the tags, but all of my notes (some of them are lengthy) wind in one line with no breaks.
posted by pantarei70 to computers & internet (3 answers total) 2 users marked this as a favorite
I think the solution to this involves using my Mendeley tags to sort items into folders, and export RIS files a folder at a time and re-tag them on import to Mendeley. BUT -- I have multiple tags on most things. Hmmm. Is my best bet just to export in folders based on the first tag -- and then re-add the other tags manually? Or is there some brilliant option someone else has already figured out. Thanks!