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Evidence-based visualizations

RXplore A visual support tool designed to give healthcare providers a graphical representation of the top 10 side effects associated with a particular medicine. “The system includes a database containing 16,340 unique drug and side-effect pairs, representing 250 common medications. … Continue reading

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Ontology Visualization Methods—A Survey

Katifori, A., Halatsis, C., Lepouras, G., Vassilakis, C., and Giannopoulou, E. 2007. Ontology visualization methods—A survey. ACM Comput. Surv. 39, 4, Article 10 (October 2007), 43 pages DOI = 10.1145/1287620.1287621 http://doi.acm.org/10.1145/1287620.1287621 Objective: The article aims to present a variety of … Continue reading

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Developing Mobile Access to Digital Collections

Mitchell, C. & Suchy, D. (2012). Developing Mobile Access to Digital Collections. DLib. January/February, 2012. http://www.dlib.org/dlib/january12/mitchell/01mitchell.html Case studies/interviews with representatives from Duke University Libraries, Montana State University Libraries, North Carolina State University Libraries, Smithsonian Institution. Appropriate approach for development Identify … Continue reading

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An Evaluation of Thesaurus-Enchanced Visual Interfaces for Multilingual Digital Libraries

Shiri, A., Ruecker, S., Doll, L., Bouchard, M. & Fiorentino, C. (2011). An Evaluation of Thesaurus-Enhanced Visual Interfaces for Multilingual Digital Libraries. In: S. Gradmann et al (eds.): TPDL 2011, LNCS 6966, pp.236-243. Background Semantically rich user interfaces have the … Continue reading

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ThManager: an open source tool for creating and visualizing SKOS

Citation: ThManager: an open source tool for creating and visualizing SKOS. Javier Lacasta, Francisco Javier Lopez-Pellicer, Pedro Rafael Muro- Medrano, Javier Nogueras-Iso, and Francisco Javier Zarazaga-Soria. Information Technology and Libraries. 26.3 (Sept. 2007). Also: http://thmanager.sourceforge.net/index.html ThManager is an Open Source Tool … Continue reading

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Testing & Evaluating new search interfaces

Hutchinson, H.B., Druin, A., Bederson, B. (2007) Supporting elementary-age children’s searching and browsing: Design and evaluation using the International Children’s Digital Library. JASIST, 58(11), 1618-1630. General comments: This article discusses the methodology and results of a series of user studies … Continue reading

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Analysis of equivalence mapping for terminology services

Citation: McCulloch, E & Macgregor, G. (2008). Analysis of equivalence mapping for terminology services. Journal of Information Science, 34 (1), p. 70-92. Rationale: Terminology mapping is evident in a number of KOS interoperability approaches. It involves imposing equivalence, conceptual and … Continue reading

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JISC State-of-the-art Study on Terminology Services

JISC State-of-the-art Study on Terminology Services (2006) http://www.ukoln.ac.uk/terminology/JISC-review2006.html This report reviews vocabularies of different types, best practice guidelines, research on terminology services and related projects. It discusses possibilities for terminology services within the JISC Information Environment and eFramework. The report … Continue reading

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