Asym’s formatting provides visual cues that help poor readers read text the same way good readers read text. Basically Asym chunks long strings of text into shorter chunks of meaning. This ‘chunking’ helps poor readers read better and helps good readers read fasterand understand more.  

INKE – Multitouch Variorum

The MtV or Multitouch Variorum project is geared, primarily, toward navigating scholarly digital editions. Simply put, MtV is a prototype tool for interaction with text on multitouch surfaces. More specifically, this prototype is an experiment with alternatives to the standard mouse, keyboard, and monitor hardware platform. The technology for such interactions already exists, as the size of a multi-touch … Read more

Utopia Documents

Utopia Documents v3.1.0 is a free PDF reader that connects the static content of scientific articles to the dynamic world of online content.

Elsevier – Article of the Future The Article of the Future project is an ongoing initiative to revolutionize the traditional format of the academic paper in regard to three key elements: presentation, content and context. More than 150 researchers, editors and authors worked with Elsevier to redesign the format before it was rolled out for all full-text articles on ScienceDirect.


Reference & citation manager for article PDFs.

Versioning Machine

The Versioning Machine is a framework and an interface for displaying multiple versions of text encoded according to the Text Encoding Initiative (TEI) Guidelines, and is P5 compatible. While the VM provides for features typically found in critical editions, such as annotation and introductory material, it also takes advantage of the opportunities afforded by electronic … Read more

Voyant Tools – Reader

Reader provides a viewing window to allow the user to read the full text of the corpus that they have imported into Voyant Tools. Corpus reader provides a panel of coloured bars along the left of the screen. These bars serve important roles in providing information about the texts and facilitating navigation through the corpus. Each of … Read more

INKE – Dynamic Table of Contents

A dynamic table of contents for an electronic book can provide the reader with additional opportunities for action (affordances) that are not provided by print. We have therefore been re-conceptualizing the table of contents as a new kind of tool for online use, in association with XML encoded literary material. We call this new tool the “table of contexts.” … Read more