WizFolio ‘Version Avatara’ Unveiled

WizFolio, an online research collaboration tool launched ‘Version Avatara’ last Friday, 7th January 2011. This latest version of WizFolio includes new collaborative tools and features that will improve post publication visibility.

Singapore, Singapore, January 13, 2011 --(PR.com)-- With the release of Version Avatara, WizFolio’s functions now span across the whole research process, from searching and collecting articles to post-publication publicity. Key features of WizFolio are now expanded to include:

Publicising research work. A publicly accessible profile page is automatically generated based on a user’s research interests, publications and lists of publicly shared collection of references. A change to the ‘My Publications’ folder in a user’s WizFolio account is automatically and immediately reflected on the profile page. The profile page is designed for minimal effort in maintenance.

Sharing and collaborating. WizFolio users can now share a collection of compiled references from their WizFolio account with the public on their Profile page. Other users can subscribe to a user’s publications or publicly shared collections. By sharing a list of their publications and compiled references on specific topics, users can improve their reputation as an expert in their chosen field. This creates an internet presence, thereby increasing the chances of users’ publications being noticed and cited.

Fast and convenient search. The new public WizFolio Search page is fast and convenient. It is optimised to search for scholarly publications, returning results from numerous databases such as WizFolio's Publicly Shared Collections, Pubmed, Scholars Portal (20+ million journal articles), CiteUlike or Google Scholar. Convenient features include a one-click save to users’ WizFolio account and a one-click linkage to locate PDFs.

Citing conveniently in many styles. Exporting a list of references from supported websites is quick and easy. The new bibliographic exporter will generate and export bibliography in BibTeX or in any one of the major citation styles. Supported websites include WizFolio Public Pages, major publisher’s webpages and scholarly databases.

Users will recognise the usual WizFolio design philosophy in these useful new features. "As we expand WizFolio's capability and functionality, we remain committed to providing useful, simple and elegant features," said Dr Casey Chan, CEO of WizFolio.

For more information about WizFolio, please visit www.wizfolio.com.

About Us
WizFolio is developed by a privately held Singapore company founded by two serial entrepreneurs. Founders Wade Fallin and Dr. Casey Chan are also partners in a technology business accelerator called VentureMD (www.venturemd.com).

Dr. Casey Chan was a co-founder and CEO of an eLearning company called WizLearn. He is also an adjunct professor at the Department of Orthopaedic Surgery and the Division of Bioengineering at the National University of Singapore.

WizFolio's technology reflects the deep experience of the two founders. The design philosophy of the application focuses on simplicity, usability and structural elegance.

Casey Chan MD