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TreePlus: Interactive Exploration of Networks with Enhanced Tree Layouts

Lee, B., Parr, C. S., Plaisant, C., Bederson, B. B., Veksler, V. D., Gray, W. D., & Kotfila, C. (2006). Treeplus: Interactive exploration of networks with enhanced tree layouts. Visualization and Computer Graphics, IEEE Transactions on, 12(6), 1414–1426. Video demo … Continue reading

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Mobile Digital Library in The National Library of Norway

Høivik, J. (2011). Mobile Digital Library in The National Library of Norway. Library Hi Tech News, 28(2), 1–8. doi:10.1108/07419051111135218 Introduction: “The purpose of the work that I report on here is to investigate and improve access to digital assets at … Continue reading

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A Novel Approach to Visualizing and Navigating Ontologies

A Novel Approach to Visualizing and Navigating Ontologies Motta, E., Mulholland, P., Peroni, S., d’ Aquin, M., Gomez-Perez, J., Mendez, V., & Zablith, F. (2011). A novel approach to visualizing and navigating ontologies. The Semantic Web–ISWC 2011, 470–486. This work … Continue reading

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User-centered indexing

Fidel, R. (1994). User-centered indexing. Journal of the American Society for Information Science, 45(8), 572-576. User-centered indexing: requires we index reflecting the approach users would take to find a document. Document centered: that indexing, like abstracts, creates surrogates for documents. … Continue reading

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TemaTres: open-source controlled vocab manager

I think TemaTres looks like a good candidate to manage a controlled vocabulary. It’s open source, web-based, and runs on PHP/MySQL. I spent some time using it and it looks like a nice, lightweight manager. It’s pretty good out of … Continue reading

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Commercial Controlled Vocabulary Software Evaluation

Comparative evaluation of thesaurus creation software. (Hedden, 2008) This article compares three commercial thesaurus creation and maintenance tools; MultiTes, Term Tree 2000, and WebChoir TCS-10. The author sets out requirements for thesaurus maintenance, taken from published standards, that the three … Continue reading

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Enhancing Digital Libraries with Social Navigation: The Case of Ensemble

Brusilovsky, P., Cassel, L., Delcambre, L., Fox, E., Furuta, R., Garcia, D., Shipman, F., et al. (2010). Enhancing Digital Libraries with Social Navigation: The Case of Ensemble. In M. Lalmas, J. Jose, A. Rauber, F. Sebastiani, & I. Frommholz (Eds.), … Continue reading

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Digital libraries’ support for the user’s ‘information journey’

Adams, A., & Blandford, A. (2005). Digital libraries’ support for the user’s ‘information journey’. In Proceedings of the 5th ACM/IEEE-CS joint conference on Digital libraries, JCDL ’05 (pp. 160–169). New York, NY, USA: ACM. doi:10.1145/1065385.1065424 ABSTRACT “The temporal elements of … Continue reading

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LCSH, SKOS and Linked Data

A technique for converting Library of Congress Subject Headings MARCXML to Simple Knowledge Organization System (SKOS) RDF is described. Strengths of the SKOS vocabulary are highlighted, as well as possible points for extension, and the integration of other semantic web vocabularies such as Dublin Core. An application for making the vocabulary available as linked- data on the Web is also described. Continue reading

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