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I, Librarian

I, Librarian is a PDF manager or PDF organizer that allows individual researchers or a group of researchers to create an annotated collection of PDF articles. Users may build the virtual library collaboratively, thus sharing the workload of literature mining. It enables smart browsing and fast searching in reference data and PDF files, and includes an advanced tool for mining scientific literature from PubMed, PubMed Central, NASA ADS, arXiv, IEEE Xplore, and HighWire Press.

Operating Systems

Last announcement

Would you be interested in hosted I, Librarian service? 05 Jun 2013 17:18

I, Librarian users are a varied group. Some are experienced computer users, others are not. Although convenient installers are provided for Windows and Ubuntu, the software still requires some configuration, if you want to access your library through the Internet. I, Librarian would be more accessible to casual computer users, if there was an option to buy I, Librarian hosting. Would you be interested? Please, let us know! The most obvious advantages of a hosted service would be: no installation required no configuration required automatic backups automatic upgrades access from the Internet or custom range of IP numbers access from desktops and mobile devices Let us know, if you would be interested in such a service, and what would a reasonable fee be in your opinion. You can use the forums at I, Librarian web site, or you can write me directly at martin.kucej at We appreciate your feedback!

Recent releases

  •  09 Jun 2014 19:20

    Release Notes: In the PDF viewer, marker and notes can now be exported as real PDF annotations, pinned notes can be searched from global Advanced and Expert Search forms, and text in PDFs can now be selected and copied. The reference management now has an extended keyboard with additional Latin, Greek, and math characters, improved support for books and chapters, and duplicate detection based on identical titles, title similarity, and identical PDF files. Text from PDF files containing scanned images can now be extracted using OCR. MathML can be used in the rich text note editor.

    •  03 Apr 2013 16:23

      Release Notes: This release brings a touch-firendly version for mobile devices. Several critical bugs in the search interface of Pubmed and Pubmed Central have been fixed. If you use these repositories, upgrading to 2.10 is strongly recommended.

      •  05 Sep 2012 01:45

        Release Notes: This is a bugfix release that does not introduce any new features. Several bugs have been fixed that affected PDF batch import, PDF annotations, PDF attachments, password reset, and Sign up.

        •  09 Aug 2012 17:06

          Release Notes: This version brings PDF Icon View, which displays PDF files in the form of medium-sized images containing the top half of the first page of each PDF file. This listing type should appeal particularly to those users who prefer to use their visual memory.

          •  06 Jul 2012 14:29

            Release Notes: This is principally a bugfix release which also brings integrated searching of the IEEE Xplore Digital Library. You can now search Xplore contents, including full texts, and I, Librarian will record important information, including links to the Xplore original record pages.


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