Tuesday, December 06, 2005

SmartFox (Firefox Scholar)

Scholars and researchers using library online catalogs, collections, and documents often have toutilize a series of stand-alone applications to make citations, take notes, and create personal collections and bibliographies. SmartFox (a.k.a Firefox Scholar) is new tool that may help.

Smartfox is an open source tool being developed by the Center for History and New Media (CHNM) at George Mason University with funding from the Institute of Museum and Library Services (IMLS). Also referred to as a scholar's web browser, the goal of SmartFox is to enable users to grab a citation to a book, journal article, archival document, or object and store it in the browser. Researchers can then take notes on the reference, associate the reference to others, and organize any metadata and annotations. The information gathered by SmartFox and the researcher is stored on the scholar's computer and is fully searchable.

No time frame for product release is available on the project site. Sphere: Related Content

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