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Function: Readers' tools


Technologies providing this function
Name Adoption Readiness Status Governance Business Form
Content Mine ContentMine is a suite of tools to extract raw data from tables and graphs for the purposes of facilitating data reuse and reanalysis and meta-analyses.
Not Classified TR9 Actively Maintained Community (ad-hoc) Commercial Vendor
Enhanced Networked Monographs Enhanced Networked Monographs (ENM) is an experimental project developed by New York University. It provides a free platform for topic-based and full-text searching on a corpus of books from NYU Press, University of Minnesota Press, and the University of Michigan Press. The platform consists of the ENM search application plus generated topic pages and the customized version of the Topic Curation Toolkit (TCT) used to power/generate them.
Single TR3 Minimally Maintained Not Classified Fiscal Sponsorship (Academic Institution)
epub.js epub.js is a JavaScript library that provides a robust drop-in EPUB reader application to any website, providing styling, pagination, and persistence. The project comes from FuturePress, an offshoot of the UC Berkeley School of Information.
Significant TR9 Actively Maintained Community (ad-hoc) Fiscal Sponsorship (Academic Institution)
Fulcrum Fulcrum is the University of Michigan Library's ebook hosting, preservation, and media integration platform, devloped on top of the Samvera repository platform. Fulcrum allows authors and publishers to integrate multimedia elements into a book—linked from a print book or directly integrated in an ebook—while providing a robust, richly described, and accessible reader environment and a discoverability platform for ebook collections. Fulcrum is a platform available to UMichigan Press authors, as well as a service offered to other publishers. Fulcrum makes use of epub.js, AblePlayer,, and Editoria (in testing) to provide basic and enhanced functionality.
Limited TR9 Actively Maintained Not Classified Fiscal Sponsorship (Academic Institution)
Hypothesis Hypothesis is an open source web annotation tool.
Significant TR9 Actively Maintained Community (formal) Non-profit Organisation
Linked Data Notifications Linked Data Notifications is a general purpose notification protocol whereby any resource can advertise an inbox to which notifications pertaining to that resource can be posted.
Limited TR9 Actively Maintained Community (formal) Fiscal Sponsorship (Non-profit Organisation)
Lens Lens is an online article-reading environment developed by eLife that ”by treating a JATS journal article as a database”makes it possible to explore figures, figure descriptions, references and more without losing one's place in the article text. Lens was designed using the Substance libraries. Much of its functionality is now in eLife's Libero Editor tool.
Single TR9 Minimally Maintained Community (formal) Fiscal Sponsorship (Non-profit Organisation)
Peer Community In The “Peer Community in” (PCI) is a non-profit scientific organization that aims to create specific communities of researchers reviewing and recommending, for free, unpublished preprints in their field
Significant TR9 Actively Maintained Community (formal) Fiscal Sponsorship (Non-profit Organisation)
Readium Readium provides a "set of software building blocks" for the development of standardized EPUB and web publication reader applications for a variety of contexts—browser-based, mobile app, and desktop. Readium is a set of libraries and frameworks, and also a foundation and international community dedicated to ebook implementation standards.
Limited TR9 Actively Maintained Community (formal) Fiscal Sponsorship (Non-profit Organisation)
Rebus Ink Rebus Ink is a web-based digital reading application built to help scholars construct arguments. It's a personal, online workspace that lets you do more with digital texts, focusing on scholarly reading and research, note-taking, citations, and collections management. Rebus Ink is built on open principles: open source, open web, open APIs, with a focus on user-data portability and privacy.
Single TR3 Actively Maintained Community (formal) Fiscal Sponsorship (Non-profit Organisation)
Stencila Stencila is an authoring and editorial development software developed by Code for Science & Society. It provides an integrated word processor, coding (R, Python, and SQL), and spreadsheet interface in the browser, and the resulting interactive document (using the same file format used by the Texture editor, with which Stencila shares code) is shareable and publishable. Stencila's "Converters" module is a Pandoc-based collection of import and export routines. eLife's "Reproducable Document Stack" initiative is based on Stencila.
Limited TR9 Actively Maintained Not Classified Commercial Vendor
Zotero Zotero is a desktop and/or network-based reference-management software for scholars. It has the ability to organize, collect, and format references and bibliographies for MS Word, LibreOffice, Google Docs, and other text-editing software. It also supports an enormous number of citation styles, and also provides a well designed document (web and PDF) collection and note-taking facility. Zotero is a social network that facilitates group collaboration, sharing, and publishing of reference lists. Originally developed in 2006 at George Mason U, Zotero is now a robust desktop tool as well as a full-featured web application, used by over 5 million scholars.
Significant TR9 Actively Maintained Community (ad-hoc) Fiscal Sponsorship (Non-profit Organisation)
Memento Memento is a standard protocol (IETF RFC 7089) to connect the present representation of a web resource with past representations of that resource. "With Memento, you are able to access a version of a Web resource as it existed at some date in the past, by entering that resource's HTTP address in your browser like you always do, and by specifying the desired date in a browser plug-in." (from
Significant TR9 Actively Maintained Non-profit organisation Non-profit Organisation