JSpecView Article on Chemistry Central
Robert Lancashire has just published an article in Chemistry Central Journal:
The JSpecView Project: an Open Source Java viewer and converter for JCAMP-DX, and XML spectral data files
Our lab has found this software to be key for communicating organic chemistry results within an Open Notebook Science environment. All NMR raw data and metadata are automatically recorded and users from anywhere can mine the spectra by expanding and integrating at will from a browser interface. This is an enormous improvement over the traditional method of storing and publishing spectra as images that cannot be expanded.
The article describes other useful applications, such as the integration of JSpecView with Jmol, to show the assignment of specific peaks.
The other reason I really like this article is that Robert has used some UsefulChem blog posts as primary references. This is an important way for the scientific blogosphere to get incorporated and accepted by the mainstream.