Wiley makes PDFs interactive with ReadCube Web Reader
It’s been a busy few weeks for our colleagues at Labtiva, creators of ReadCube, who today launched the ReadCube Web Reader on content from John Wiley & Sons, a global provider of content in scientific, technical, medical and scholarly research. The web reader will be available on their online library, and will provide users hyperlinked in-line citations, annotations, direct access to supplemental material, and the means to not only mark up the content in the browser but sync to their ReadCube desktop app. This is ReadCube’s second integration with a major publisher this year, following on their recent announcement on pairing up with Open Access publisher, Frontiers (third integration in total, together with Nature.com).
From their press release:
“Our goal is to deliver smarter, more connected and more useful journal content to researchers, in formats that integrate with the way researchers work” said Jay Flynn, Vice President and Director, Web Strategy and Business Development, Wiley. “ReadCube brings long-needed functionality to the PDF, retaining its benefits of portability, familiarity, and print-like layout while transforming it into an interactive gateway to related articles and cited literature.”
The ReadCube Web Reader is available now on 109 journals in the Wiley Online Library and will gradually become available for the whole collection during the first half of 2013. Wiley Online Library is a multidisciplinary collection of online resources covering life, health and physical sciences, social science, and the humanities, and contains approximately six million scholarly articles from over 1,500 journals and reference works.
“We’re thrilled to have Wiley as a partner,” said Robert McGrath, co-founder and CEO of Labtiva. “Together, we’re making it easier for scientists to critically analyze their research and accelerate the dissemination of scientific knowledge. One of our goals is to create a multi-publisher ecosystem with millions of interconnected articles to help publishers maintain engagement with their readers. Our partnership with Wiley is a critical part of this endeavor.”