I've got a large Zotero library split into several large collections. I know that I'm able to share collections by creating a group in Zotero and then creating a collection within that group. Is it possible to share a pre-existing collection, though?

Alternatively, can I synchronize a collection in a group with a collection that is already in my local library? Sharing a collection within a group is great, but if that collection starts off as a copy of a collection I already have in my Zotero then I'm going to have to maintain two collections independently.

closed as off-topic by vonbrand, Bob Brown, scaaahu, jakebeal, Brian Borchers Jan 8 '16 at 4:44

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    Might get a better answer on the Zotero forum! – Flyto Sep 10 '15 at 10:13
  • Thanks, I've asked my questions here: forums.zotero.org/discussion/52185/… -- will add any answer back here! – Jim Sep 14 '15 at 12:30
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    I'm voting to close this question as off-topic because this is about a specific application, not academia. – vonbrand Jan 7 '16 at 23:15
  • Where can I find the guidelines for what questions should and shouldn't be asked on this forum, please? – Jim Jan 7 '16 at 23:17
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    @Jim The help page has general guidelines, but would probably not help in this case: this falls into a grey area at the boundary of questions that should or shouldn't be asked here. If you are looking for further clarification, you can ask a question on meta. – jakebeal Jan 8 '16 at 3:59

The following was posted in response to the OP's question on the Zotero forums:

adamsmith Sep 14th 2015

Easier sharing of parts of your library is planned, but currently, unfortunately, the answer to all of your questions is no. The only way to share a collection is to drag it into a group and it won't sync with the original collection.

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