Choose the digi-libris Reader version that suits your need
All version can read embedded or attached metadata to automatically classify incoming documents and links.



Typical users

2-year license


read only

Readers who like to organize their library or collection of ideas and things, to keep an overview and to quickly re-find information in the mass of material that accumulates over time

This free version includes an option to obtain a 21 day gold trial license at no charge.


Silver [S]

read, write, share

Scholars who like to share and quickly access files and build generic citations, collectors of electronic and physical objects to include descriptions and attributes,   Recipients of a library package who like to maintain their own knowledge base

$ 9.85
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Gold [G]

projects, pers.lists, dMeta export, CSL citations

Authors, Researchers, Collectors, Publishers and Content Managers who like to distribute content, to have more control, precise classification, cite using CSL styles and pass metadata in XMP format on to others (e.g. editors for inclusion in the final publication after peer review and paste-up)

$ 49.35
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Gold academic

same as above

Licenses for students, faculty members and researches at schools, universities and other scientific organizations are available with a 30% discount.
The license is at first valid for 512 days only pending verification of your credentials.
Please scan your ID card and attach it to an email addressed to hotline «at» and mention academic license approval in the subject line.
A full 2-year license will be sent by email if accepted.

$ 35.55
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same as above +

For authors, content providers and service agencies who would like to make their outgoing documents literacy enabled (add bookmarks, interactive Table of Contents and embed metadata in PDF files).

in preparation

This free version is available through content providers and is either offered to readers and students or is distributed as the navigation tool together with a collection (library) of electronic documents.

  • Add documents to your personal collection (drag and drop or get whole directories)
  • Double-click on an entry to display the underlying document in its native application
  • Browse through and view files in libraries (collections of documents) in one or multiple languages
  • Shows translated documents side by side and thumbnails (if available) for each document   (e.g. typical for international organizations)
  • Build up a personal knowledge base starting from distributed libraries and added content from disk, LAN or from the web
  • User can also manually add physical objects (print, images, music, software or other collectible items)
  • Read embedded meta data from files, including Dublin Core Terms
  • Selectively import and update library from bundles supplied by an organization
  • PDF, EPUB and HTML formats supported automatically
  • Mini-browser for searching, viewing and downloading web content
  • Alphabetical display by title, topic, favourites or search result
  • Generate Citations and bibliographic references using generic styles
  • Print individual library records as plain text
  • Print or export listings
  • Search through meta data using logic operators + | ! (and, or, and not)
  • Modify title, author, subject and language of items in the database.

This version can be acquired as an upgrade to the Standard version. It includes all the above features plus:

  • Modify all other meta data (of items in the database) and add attributes of your own
  • Generate formatted reports as rich text file (for printing)
  • Include thumbnail and/or full size picture of objects - import from file or paste from clipboard
  • Allow definition of user defined attributes not included in the DC standard (particularly for collections of physical objects)
  • Build printable summaries and tables of contents (TofC) based on embedded catalogue data using standard Dublin Core Terms
  • Export meta data list as plain text and/or save in proprietary format (for other digi-libris Reader users).

This version can be purchased as stand-alone or as an upgrade to Standard and Silver. It includes all the above features plus:

  • Supports the Exif tool which allows to import metadata in much higher granularity including all data that is embedded in music, video and picture files plus DICOM,  IPTC and other variables belonging to third party namespaces
  • Citations and bibliographic references generated automatically using generic format or CSL styles
    (provided documents are well-behaved, otherwise metadata must be completed by hand)
  • Export metadata as XMP file to enhance author exposure.
    Third publishers can importdirectly into the final PDF file, even after peer reviewing and paste-up
  • Share files, attachments and metadata with others in the LAN, the cloud or via email and create dMeta budles
  • Re-map imported meta tags from certain reference providers
    (e.g. bibTex et-al. from libraries or ,xmp extracted from PDF files) to facilitate reference creation
  • Generate formatted HTML pages complete with hyperlinks for distribution on CD or Web
  • Print formatted library records using customized PDF templates (Windows only, requires Acrobat.exe)
  • Includes a note pad for keeping notes, tracking citations and automatically generating bibliographic references
  • Persistent keywords list to extract from and add keywords to multiple records
  • Maintain your own list of topics and convert selected keywords to topics
  • Re-map custom and unrecognized meta tags to official Dublin Core Elements and Terms