Manchester/Epsom, UK – 11 December 2012. Lost Island Labs Ltd (LIL) have, in association with Academic Concept Knowledge Ltd (AQnowledge), released version 2.2 of the Utopia Documents web-enabled PDF-reader for scientific content.
In addition to the previously released features for exploring an article’s content, PDFs from eLife, Springer, PLOS, BMC and the open access articles in PubMed Central are now dynamically enriched with ‘active references’, enabling users to see the details of in-text citations at a glance, and to retrieve the cited articles (where access rights permit) with a single click. The convenience for researchers and students of this feature alone makes Utopia Documents a ‘must-have’.
Among Utopia Documents’ standard features are the following:
Utopia Documents is available, free of charge, for Mac, Windows and Linux and can be downloaded from http://utopiadocs.com
SciBite, the open pharma and biotech news and intelligence service, is in fact an advanced drug discovery search engine, tracking new developments within science and industry. SciBite offers unparalleled tracking of the drugs, targets, indications and companies that make up the global drug discovery landscape.
We are proud to announce that SciBite has chosen to include information about laboratory materials and supplies wherever relevant, using the AQnowledge database of product links.
Have a look at these examples:
The number of suppliers of laboratory materials and equipment whose names, when appearing in the scientific literature – often in the ‘Materials and Methods’ section of journal papers – are just a click away from their home pages, has topped 2,500. When PDFs of scientific articles are read with the free Utopia Documents PDF-reader (www.utopiadocs.com), any keyword or phrase of life-scientific or biomedical relevance can be highlighted in the text and lead to further information via live interactive links to web resources. In Utopia Documents, the names of more than 2,500 lab suppliers are considered keywords of life-scientific and biomedical relevance. This number is set to grow. Any supplier whose name, when found in a scientific article and read with Utopia Documents, is not yet linked to their home page, is invited to take up contact with us via email: firstname.lastname@example.org
The semantic, scientific PDF-reader Utopia Documents keeps constantly improving and adding features. Version 2.1 has just been released, making it even more of a ‘must-have’ for life scientists when reading their scientific literature in PDF format. http://utopiadocs.com
Utopia Documents has been added to the Wikipedia. The first paragraph of the article:
Utopia Documents is a semantic, scientific, web-enabled PDF reader. Utopia Documents can be downloaded for free.
The purpose of Utopia Documents is to help science move forward collaboratively. Because scientific knowledge is fragmented and often ‘buried’ in static content, there are many ‘unknown knowns’ in science. Much time is often wasted by repeating scientific experiments, by trying to verify facts, or by simply trying to find relevant further information. Utopia enables scientists to get the most from the scientific literature by providing links to appropriate web resources and metadata. Although Utopia is a PDF-reader, it bridges the web-connectivity gap with HTML content by making normally static PDFs fully web-enabled (as long as the user is online).