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Re: Examples of visual searching or browsing

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Jay Luker <[log in to unmask]>

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Code for Libraries <[log in to unmask]>

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Fri, 28 Oct 2011 13:57:02 -0400

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Hi Julia,

ADS has some experimental features in our "Labs" search interface that
let you view/browse different types of search result visualizations,
including co-authorship and co-reference networks and a Google Sky
map. You can then select nodes within the visualizations and apply the
selection as a search filter.

Here's an example you can try: http://bit.ly/tn6NDm. Click on "View
as..." (up and to the right of the results) and then choose "Author
Network". To select nodes you have to set your selection type to
either "Node" or "Neighbors". Then choose "View papers for selected
authors". Be sure to try the Sky Map too. It's neato mosquito.

-- 
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Jay Luker               Astrophysics Data System (ADS)
[log in to unmask]  Center for Astrophysics
617-495-4588            60 Garden Street  MS 67
617-495-7356 fax        Cambridge, MA  02138
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On Fri, Oct 28, 2011 at 12:55 PM, Julia Bauder <[log in to unmask]> wrote:
> This is all fabulous, thank you! MapFast and the HathiTrust visualizations
> are exactly the kinds of things I was looking for, and the tree-mapping idea
> also sounds like a very good one for visualizing collections.
>
> Thanks!
>
> On Fri, Oct 28, 2011 at 11:11 AM, Margaret Anderson <[log in to unmask]> wrote:
>
>> Take a look at a visualization of HathiTrust works by call number
>>
>> http://www.hathitrust.org/visualizations_callnumbers
>>
>> -----Original Message-----
>> From: Code for Libraries [mailto:[log in to unmask]] On Behalf Of
>> Julia Bauder
>> Sent: Thursday, October 27, 2011 4:27 PM
>> To: [log in to unmask]
>> Subject: [CODE4LIB] Examples of visual searching or browsing
>>
>> Dear fans of cool Web-ness,
>>
>> I'm looking for examples of projects that use visual(=largely non-text and
>> non-numeric) interfaces to let patrons browse/search collections. Things
>> like the GeoSearch on North Carolina Maps[1], or projects that use Simile's
>> Timeline or Exhibit widgets[2] to provide access to collections (e.g.,
>> what's described here:
>> https://letterpress.uchicago.edu/index.php/jdhcs/article/download/59/70),
>> or in-the-wild uses of Recollection[3]. I'm less interested in knowing about
>> tools (although I'm never *uninterested* in finding out about cool tools)
>> than about production or close-to-production sites that are making good use
>> of these or similar tools to provide visual, non-linear access to
>> collections. Who's doing slick stuff in this area that deserves a look?
>>
>> Thanks!
>>
>> Julia
>>
>> [1] http://dc.lib.unc.edu/ncmaps/search.php
>> [2] http://www.simile-widgets.org/
>> [3] http://recollection.zepheira.com/
>>
>>
>>
>>
>> *********************************************
>>
>> Julia Bauder
>>
>> Data Services Librarian
>>
>> Interim Director of the Data Analysis and Social Inquiry Lab (DASIL)
>>
>> Grinnell College Libraries
>>
>> 1111 Sixth Ave.
>>
>> Grinnell, IA 50112
>>
>>
>>
>> 641-269-4431
>>
>

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