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Friday, January 25, 2008

Lorcan Goes Easy on Aquabrowser

Jess and I did a presentation for our Knowledge Organization class on Aquabrowser, the catalog browser interface that uses a word cloud and facets to enhance a library search. We found it to be pretty disappointing, but Lorcan Dempsey from OCLC is a bit more positive about it. It is certainly an improvement over the traditional interface that makes a user feel like they're performing a search in the early 90s at best, but the accuracy is way off.

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