LiveLabs  PivotA Future Direction for Library Search?<br />David Kane<br />Systems Librarian<br />Waterford Institute of T...
WIT Libraries<br />The Library Building<br />
What Is Pivot?<br />Designed to:<br />“interact with massive amounts of data in ways that are powerful, informative, and f...
Searching in Pivot	<br />Drill-down to specific data – OUT<br />Swimming in a sea of data – IN<br />
Faceted Information<br />
Example<br />Using the Pivot Viewer application (you need to download this from getpivot.com)<br />http://content.getpivot...
Deep Zoom Image Format<br />
Pivot as a Data Analysis Tool<br />Downloaded Data about our 5,000 most popular books from our library system.<br />Create...
Pivot As A Data Analysis Tool<br />Can See Hidden Relationships in Data Very Quickly<br />Can isolate individual data poin...
Pivot as a Data Analysis Tool<br />
Managing Data With Pivot<br />See:<br />http://davidkane.net/?p=411<br />
Worth a Mention...<br />Google Refine<br />
See: https://code.google.com/p/google-refine/<br />
Microsoft Tools Used<br />Microsoft PivotViewer<br />Pivot Collection tool for Excel<br />Microsoft Visual Studio 2010 (Fo...
A Pivot Catalogue?<br />See:<br />http://davidkane.net/?p=411<br />
A Dynamic Library Catalogue<br />.CXML, .DZI, and Other Pivot Data<br />Pivot Collection Server<br />Z39.50<br />Search<br...
Software Used:<br />PHP Deepzoom (Nicolas Fabre)<br />ImageMagick<br />PHP/Yaz (IndexData.dk)<br />On Ubuntu Linux<br />
Finally:<br />The easiest way to get started is to download the following tools from getpivot.com:<br />1, PivotViewerBrow...
Thank You<br />David Kane<br />Waterford Institute of Technology<br />Ireland<br />dkane@wit.ie<br />
Online Resources 1<br />Start with: http://getpivot.com/<br />For Silverlight: http://timheuer.com/blog/archive/2010/07/09...
Online Resources 2<br />PHP Yaz: http://www.php.net/manual/en/function.yaz-search.php<br />PHP DeepZoom: http://github.com...
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Microsoft Live Labs Pivot heralds a new paradigm for search, combining two separate behaviours – browsing and searching – and thus transforming the very nature of web search. When Waterford put its entire collection on Pivot, it began exploring what this means for both library users and managers.

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Livelabs Pivot Viewer in Libraries

  1. 1. LiveLabs PivotA Future Direction for Library Search?<br />David Kane<br />Systems Librarian<br />Waterford Institute of Technology<br />
  2. 2. WIT Libraries<br />The Library Building<br />
  3. 3.
  4. 4. What Is Pivot?<br />Designed to:<br />“interact with massive amounts of data in ways that are powerful, informative, and fun.”<br />-Microsoft Live Labs<br />It is a way of:<br />“making sense out of mountains of data”<br />-MIT Technology Review<br />
  5. 5. Searching in Pivot <br />Drill-down to specific data – OUT<br />Swimming in a sea of data – IN<br />
  6. 6. Faceted Information<br />
  7. 7. Example<br />Using the Pivot Viewer application (you need to download this from getpivot.com)<br />http://content.getpivot.com/Collections/bingnewcars/bingnewcars.cxml<br />A good rounded example of a fixed collection, which demonstrates the strengths of Pivot.<br />
  8. 8. Deep Zoom Image Format<br />
  9. 9. Pivot as a Data Analysis Tool<br />Downloaded Data about our 5,000 most popular books from our library system.<br />Created a pivot collection via Excel.<br />
  10. 10.
  11. 11. Pivot As A Data Analysis Tool<br />Can See Hidden Relationships in Data Very Quickly<br />Can isolate individual data points rapidly and link in to them<br />Library Example: Top 5,000 books in our collection. http://library.wit.ie/pivot/<br />Using a range of colour-coded images adds an extra dimension (see next slide)<br />
  12. 12. Pivot as a Data Analysis Tool<br />
  13. 13. Managing Data With Pivot<br />See:<br />http://davidkane.net/?p=411<br />
  14. 14. Worth a Mention...<br />Google Refine<br />
  15. 15. See: https://code.google.com/p/google-refine/<br />
  16. 16. Microsoft Tools Used<br />Microsoft PivotViewer<br />Pivot Collection tool for Excel<br />Microsoft Visual Studio 2010 (For Silverlight) Install these prerequisites<br />Silverlight 4 Tools for Visual Studio 2010<br />Silverlight 4 Toolkit (released April 2010)<br />Microsoft V.Studio Express can be downloaded for free.<br />
  17. 17. A Pivot Catalogue?<br />See:<br />http://davidkane.net/?p=411<br />
  18. 18.
  19. 19.
  20. 20. A Dynamic Library Catalogue<br />.CXML, .DZI, and Other Pivot Data<br />Pivot Collection Server<br />Z39.50<br />Search<br />Library Catalogue Server<br />
  21. 21. Software Used:<br />PHP Deepzoom (Nicolas Fabre)<br />ImageMagick<br />PHP/Yaz (IndexData.dk)<br />On Ubuntu Linux<br />
  22. 22. Finally:<br />The easiest way to get started is to download the following tools from getpivot.com:<br />1, PivotViewerBrowser<br />2, Excel add-on for making collections<br />
  23. 23. Thank You<br />David Kane<br />Waterford Institute of Technology<br />Ireland<br />dkane@wit.ie<br />
  24. 24. Online Resources 1<br />Start with: http://getpivot.com/<br />For Silverlight: http://timheuer.com/blog/archive/2010/07/09/data-visualization-with-silverlight-and-pivot-viewer-quickstart.aspx<br />And, http://blog.timmykokke.com/archive/2010/08/27/handling-pivotviewer-events.aspx<br />
  25. 25. Online Resources 2<br />PHP Yaz: http://www.php.net/manual/en/function.yaz-search.php<br />PHP DeepZoom: http://github.com/nfabre/deepzoom.php<br />

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