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SOFTWARE WATCH | Tracking and Archiving PDFs

When Martin Kucej, a molecular biology postdoctoral fellow at Comenius University in Bratislava, Slovakia, couldn't find a journal article on his shelf of documents, he decided to digitize all the documents pertaining to his research project. But he could not find a program that would allow him to do that and share the library with his laboratory colleagues, so he set out to write one himself. Three weeks later, he emerged with Librarian (, which organizes and automatically annotates all his PDF files.

Once a PDF file is put into the program, Librarian links up with the PubMed database and automatically annotates keywords from the abstract and citation references. "That way you don't have to waste time cutting and pasting," says Kucej.

But the real power of Librarian...

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