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AquaBrowser Library, the world leader in visual faceted search for libraries, introduces My Discoveries, the social library service for AquaBrowser Library.

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My Discoveries

  1. 1. Product Spotlight: My Discoveries Monday, June 25, 2007 Washington Convention Center Taco Ekkel Director of Development taco@medialab.nl © 2007 Medialab Solutions, The Netherlands
  2. 2. Medialab in 30 seconds a short (30 seconds) intro to medialab, in pictures. medialab is an energetic small company coming from a research background. we love libraries. © 2007 Medialab Solutions, The Netherlands
  3. 3. ‣ Visual Information Discovery & Search ‣ Installed at over 200 libraries worldwide © 2007 Medialab Solutions, The Netherlands
  4. 4. Visual Search and Information AquaBrowser is a lot Discovery for Libraries more than a visual interface. It can connect to anything! Smart Context Powerful This diagram explains the Relevancy Sensitive various components. Faceted Ranked Information Refine Search Discovery Search Engine Federated Engine Indexing Engine Web Crawler SQL ILS(es) OAI XML Websites Intranet Z39.50 SRU/SRW databases Repositories & Event Full Text Question Office HTML Webfeat ABN Archives Calendars Articles Point Docs © 2007 Medialab Solutions, The Netherlands
  5. 5. This is what it looks like. © 2007 Medialab Solutions, The Netherlands
  6. 6. And this is who we do it for. ILS Vendors are good at internal processes and professionals. We on the other hand have focused on end users from day one. It’s a different ball game. Everyone works for the user in the end, but we actually start with the end user in mind. And that makes for quite a different interface. © 2007 Medialab Solutions, The Netherlands
  7. 7. ancient stuff ©2004 O’Reilly Media © 2007 Medialab Solutions, The Netherlands
  8. 8. © 2007 Medialab Solutions, The Netherlands
  9. 9. © 2007 Medialab Solutions, The Netherlands
  10. 10. © 2007 Medialab Solutions, The Netherlands
  11. 11. ©2006 Ludwig Gatzke © 2007 Medialab Solutions, The Netherlands
  12. 12. ©2006 Bonaria Biancu © 2007 Medialab Solutions, The Netherlands
  13. 13. Library 2.0: Ideologies ‣ Focus on patrons ‣ Connect communities ‣ Radical trust ‣ Open everything ‣ Constant change, emergent behavior © 2007 Medialab Solutions, The Netherlands
  14. 14. Library 2.0 in real life ‣ Community Contributed Content ‣ Focus on User & Usability ‣ Open APIs & Easy integration AB is already pretty 2.0... © 2007 Medialab Solutions, The Netherlands
  15. 15. How Library 2.0 is AquaBrowser? ‣ Community Contributed Content ‣ Focus on User & Usability ‣ Open APIs & Easy integration © 2007 Medialab Solutions, The Netherlands
  16. 16. But still: Library User © 2007 Medialab Solutions, The Netherlands
  17. 17. © 2007 Medialab Solutions, The Netherlands
  18. 18. = Community Contributed Content © 2007 Medialab Solutions, The Netherlands
  19. 19. = Community Contributed Content + Improved search and discovery © 2007 Medialab Solutions, The Netherlands
  20. 20. a short intermezzo on product design © 2007 Medialab Solutions, The Netherlands
  21. 21. What people think of AquaBrowser © 2007 Medialab Solutions, The Netherlands
  22. 22. From Kathy Sierra’s Blog Image © Kathy Sierra ‘creating passionate users’. © 2007 Medialab Solutions, The Netherlands
  23. 23. Simple Intuitive and understandable not powerless and dumb © 2007 Medialab Solutions, The Netherlands
  24. 24. Effective Build a workflow, not a feature list © 2007 Medialab Solutions, The Netherlands
  25. 25. Attractive Make something people want to return to Style Fun Excitement Visual appeal © 2007 Medialab Solutions, The Netherlands
  26. 26. = Community Contributed Content + Improved search and discovery + Simple, effective, attractive © 2007 Medialab Solutions, The Netherlands
  27. 27. A Fact About Web 2.0 Personal value precedes network value source: http://bokardo.com/archives/the-delicious-lesson/ © 2007 Medialab Solutions, The Netherlands
  28. 28. Here, the value is clear: delicious acts as a memory and storage container for me Personal value © 2007 Medialab Solutions, The Netherlands
  29. 29. Personal value © 2007 Medialab Solutions, The Netherlands
  30. 30. Listmania! is a good example of personal value morphing into net work value Network value © 2007 Medialab Solutions, The Netherlands
  31. 31. = Community Contributed Content + Improved search and discovery + Simple, effective, attractive + Add value for community and individual © 2007 Medialab Solutions, The Netherlands
  32. 32. Another fact about Web 2.0 Not everyone is a contributor Image © Bradley Horowitz © 2007 Medialab Solutions, The Netherlands
  33. 33. Another fact about Web 2.0 ‣ Your library: 1 million users per year 1 million titles 1% of users tags something this spells: ‘no critical mass’. Or: there’s simply not enough creators in your community to support all those resources © 2007 Medialab Solutions, The Netherlands
  34. 34. Critical mass is needed + AquaBrowser is installed at over 200 libraries worldwide = Connect the dots © 2007 Medialab Solutions, The Netherlands
  35. 35. Connecting AquaBrowsers Globally so, look at things interconnectedly, not just in the context of isolated islands. © 2007 Medialab Solutions, The Netherlands
  36. 36. = Community Contributed Content + Improved search and discovery + Simple, effective, attractive + Add value for community and individual + Connect AquaBrowsers globally © 2007 Medialab Solutions, The Netherlands
  37. 37. The Concept ‣ Connect all AquaBrowsers ‣ Everyone is a user ‣ Everything can be tagged ‣ Everything can be put in public or private lists ‣ Use CCC for search, refine, and discovery © 2007 Medialab Solutions, The Netherlands
  38. 38. Demo © 2007 Medialab Solutions, The Netherlands
  39. 39. ‣ Social AquaBrowser, connects people ‣ Globally shared lists, tags, and reviews ‣ Introduced ALA 2007 ‣ Subscription-based, Pricing TBD ‣ Roll-out late 2007 © 2007 Medialab Solutions, The Netherlands
  40. 40. © 2007 Medialab Solutions, The Netherlands

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