Firefox Scholar in Chronicle of Higher Education
Featured in this week’s Chronicle of Higher Education is CHNM’s latest software development project, “Firefox Scholar.” Due for beta release in Summer 2006, Firefox Scholar will help teachers, students, and scholars organize and cite materials they have found online. Comprised of a set of browser extensions, Firefox Scholar will allow researchers to recognize and capture metadata from online objects; collect documents, images, and citations from the web; and allow those materials to be sorted, annotated, and searched–all directly within their web browser window. Like the Firefox browser itself, Firefox Scholar will be open and extensible, allowing others who are building digital tools for researchers to expand on the platform.
Firefox Scholar is one of a growing suite of free, easy-to-use, open source tools available from CHNM.