Some typical applications in which users employ digi-libris Reader to facilitate their work

Henrietta E., Lawyer

For her pleas she collects precedence cases and judgements, some of which she obtained through sources on the internet. Others she has available in printed form or from personal notes she as accumulated over time. All of which she has organized using digi-libris, making sure to add a short but meaningful description and good keywords, that allow her to quickly find her notes again.

Stelios L., Archaeologist

He manages a collection of antique pottery containing over 2000 pieces and his aim is to produce an illustrated and interactive catalogue. Each object is drawn by hand and photographed and described in detail. Some of these descriptions require a substantial amount of research, most of which he finds in printed works and some he writes down while visiting museums or talking with colleagues. He has created his own attribute, topics and keyword lists in digi-libris and can now extract his catalogue in various formats, including HTML to put on the web.

Betty O., Gourmet Journalist

She writes a regular column about table manners and kitchen recipes of which she has already over 1000 collected. Digi-libris helps her keeping an overview and quickly select the recipes, comments and citations most suitable for her daily writing.
She simply drags all recipes that come across her desk and all photos she receives or shoots herself into the main window of digi-libris reader where they are automatically sorted alphabetically (although she sometimes has to tweak titles that are not telling enough). Thumbnails for quick recognition and handwritten notes supplied by some elderly neighbours are typed and added manually to show up side by side in the same list with the digital content.

Henry P., Student working on his doctoral thesis

He has already collected hundreds of articles and papers and placed in his digi-libris library. For writing his thesis he scans his library and refers to items that seem appropriate. In some cases he can directly extract a citation form the metadata that was embedded in the document. In other cases he has to hunt for such data or add manually himself. In the end he can generate a list of citations and bibliographic references which he can paste in his text.

Finally he defines the citable metadata for his own work and submits it together with his manuscript to an editor who can embed this metadata in the published paper after peer review and paste up

Peter S., Sanitary Installer

He works for a department store selling large and small kitchen appliances, washing machines and bathroom equipment from a variety of different brands which he must install at clients premises. For this he needs hundreds of user manuals and installation instructions which he carries around in his portable computer to save weight and volume. He uses digi-libris to organize his collection of documents and to quickly locate the manual he needs for a given job.

Susan M., graphic artist

She is responsible for the layout and regular updating of her clients’ product catalogue. Each item has its own entry in her digi-libris collection, complete with description, prices and pictures attached.

Patricia C., Headhunter

She keeps a copy of all the CVs that come across her desk, neatly organized with digi-libris.
In this way she can work offline when she is at a client’s premises, can locate a suitable candidate by keywords she has entered herself and show the whole or only an abstract of a CV to the client or a whole list of applicants.
Each client request becomes a project in which she adds several potential candidates, each of which may also appear in other projects, but the client sees only the list she has specifically prepared for him.