Booksight: Visualising the Library of Ideas

Mel Woods, Hadi Mehrpouya, Jamie Forth

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    As libraries extend their reach beyond the constraint of physical fixed space via the fast and efficient use of online and digital resources, (Sadler 2012) a new paradigm for tools to support the role of the library in the digital age are being considered (Frischer 2005). The special architecture of the physical library has been designed specifically to enable information search and discovery through a transparent classification system and organisation, as well as facilitation of visual browsing. In this sense the library could be seen as an act of inspiration architecture, it enables search, and at the same time physically reminds us the path to discovery doesn't usually take a straight line. However, the digital library offers no such physical or visual feedback, and as libraries themselves move towards blended or fully digital collections this may affect users experience and engagement with the archive or collection and awareness of personal pathways as well as the activity of others' within the library space itself.
    Original languageEnglish
    Title of host publicationEVA London 2013
    Subtitle of host publicationElectronic Workshops in Computing (eWIC)
    EditorsKia Ng, Jonathan P. Bowen, Sarah McDaid
    Place of PublicationLondon
    PublisherBCS Learning and Development Ltd
    Number of pages2
    ISBN (Print)9781780172156
    Publication statusPublished - 29 Jul 2013
    EventElectronic Visualisation and the Arts (EVA 2013) - British Computer Society, Covent Garden, London, United Kingdom
    Duration: 29 Jul 201331 Jul 2013


    ConferenceElectronic Visualisation and the Arts (EVA 2013)
    Abbreviated titleEVA London 2013
    Country/TerritoryUnited Kingdom
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