At ChemSpider we have built a system which can support the storage of structures, spectra, images, properties, and so on. In terms of supporting spectra we have noticed that people have been submitting spectral images (as JPEGS generally) and as PDF files. So, rather than not support these formats and force people to submit ONLY JCAMP spectra we are now supporting additional forms of spectral data. These include images and PDF files. An example of PDF submission is shown here. Now, this opens interesting possibilities…we COULD allow deposition of Open Access PDF articles and association with chemical structures in a one to many relationship quite easily. Is it something we should do? We can extend it to many to many in the future. Feedback?

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