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Aquabrowser

Posted by Nick on September 17, 2008

I mentioned in the meeting yesterday that Streamline may want to look at Aquabrowser which is a novel resource discovery platform that the library has been looking at recently.

The screenshot below is from a library site running the software and shows results for “fox”; on the right hand side results are returned in a traditional manner; the “discover” pane on the left hand side is the clever bit which positions your search string at the centre of a colour coded web of association; spelling variation; translation; thesaurus terms; discovery trail.  A user can click on an association which is pulled into the center of the web; the search results on the right are modified accordingly so if I click on “desert” my results comprise “The desert fox” and “The Black Rock Desert” by William. L. Fox etc

To have a go visit:

http://aqua.queenslibrary.org/

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