I was very impressed with ZotPress — in fact I still am. What a beautifully designed interface. However, some of the initial excitement died down when I found that it will only display items from libraries that I have made public. That is confusing and seems unnecessary. The Zotero Feeds/API Settings allow me to create private keys in which I specify what groups can be accessed with that key and how they may be accessed (read only or read/write). This is independent of the private/public status of the groups.
This leads to the natural expectation that ZotPress, when fed the right private key, would be able to display (“read”) citations from a group for which I enabled “read” access, even if the status of the group on zotero.org is private. Yet I find ZotPress doesn’t want to display stuff in such cases.
Surely this would be most helpful. One great thing about ZotPress could be that you don’t have to open up your private group to the whole wide world in order to be able to display selected references from it. If that is not possible I don’t see the point of being able to create private keys for such groups.
Is this a technical impossibility or could ZotPress be made to do what I need?
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