Sunir Shah

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About Sunir Shah

I am the Founder of Bibdex. You can reach me at

I started Bibdex while working on my Masters degree at the Knowledge Media Design Institute at the University of Toronto. I got fed up reading papers and not being able to remember what I read. I thought that was a complete waste. I thought a better idea would be to keep notes as I read in a place where I could retrieve them for future work or papers.

As the Founder of MeatballWiki, my natural first choice was to use MeatballWiki, and you'll see citations littered throughout that wiki. However, that was not really an ideal solution since it was cluttering MeatballWiki with research unrelated to its core focus. Moreover, it was a clumsy solution.

This led me to try to create a new platform that was more ideally suited to reference collection. I wanted to create a very usable interface that was in keeping with Open Academics and the social principles of Latour, 1987.

I also wanted something others would love to use and be willing to pay to support so I could afford to devote my time and attention to it and keep it growing.

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