Author Archives: xlin

Challenges and issues in terminology mapping

A good review article: McCulloch, E.; Shiri, A.; & Nicholson, D. (2005).  Challenges and issues in terminology mapping:  A digital library perspective.  The Electronic Library, 23(6), 671-677. The abstract: Purpose – In light of information retrieval problems caused by the … Continue reading

Posted in Literature review, Vocabularies | Tagged | Comments Off on Challenges and issues in terminology mapping

Discovery Interfaces

Today we will discuss several next-generation library interfaces that support exploration and discovery.  Here are some examples: Stanford Digital Library ACM Digital Library Open History New York Times Here are some supporting projects we should investigate: Project Blacklight ActiveFedora Hydra … Continue reading

Posted in Applications, Displays, Literature review | Comments Off on Discovery Interfaces

Searching Museum Collections

Here is an excellent literature review on searching museum collections recommended by Susan Chun during the MCD Panel: http://museumsearch.pbworks.com/w/page/24717624/Literature-Review

Posted in Literature review | Tagged , , , | Comments Off on Searching Museum Collections

Two classic papers

We have a very successful panel discussion on MCD at Getty December 9 and 10, 2010.  Two classic documents are highly recommended at the panel.  The articles provide two perspectives of user-centered design, both emphasize the importance of the interaction … Continue reading

Posted in Concepts and Theories, Displays | Tagged , | Comments Off on Two classic papers

Information is Beautiful

There are plenty of good examples and inspirations of how information can be displayed.  Here are the three most popular collections of information visualization samples.  Many are beautiful, but not many are meaningful to the viewer.  Could KOS structures help … Continue reading

Posted in Displays | Tagged , | Comments Off on Information is Beautiful

Theories and Foundations

Here are some general readings on the foundations of concepts, concept representation, and knowledge organization.  Add to the list in the comment if you would like to recommend some other similar readings. Books: Gärdenfors, P. (2000). Conceptual Spaces: The Geometry … Continue reading

Posted in Concepts and Theories, Organizational Theories | Tagged , , | Comments Off on Theories and Foundations

The first challenge — Review of literature

The first stage of the project is literature review.  We would like to do a comprehensive review on research, projects, and systems related to KOS and concept displays.  The first set of annotated research articles are guided by these exploring … Continue reading

Posted in Literature review | Comments Off on The first challenge — Review of literature

Hello, All!

Welcome!   This is a discussion space for the project “Exploring Common Tools for Meaningful Concept Displays (MCD) to Support Semantic Indexing, Searching, and Learning across Libraries, Museums, and Archives,”  an IMLS funded research project. The goal of the project is … Continue reading

Posted in Literature review, Needs of KOS | Comments Off on Hello, All!