Friday, August 1, 2008

Information Visualization Using Mashups and Web 2.0 Tools

Here is a third post about the CARL IT workshop, "Mashup the Library" from July 25, 2008. The third presenter in this information-packed day at Santa Clara University was Jill Tinsley of the University of Arizona. Jill's topic was “Information Visualization Using Mashups and Web 2.0 Tools.” [ The photo shows CARL North IT Co-President Sheila Cunningham and Jill Tinsley. ]

Jill showed the audience a whirlwind tour of visual sites grouped into three categories: searching, news, searches-photos. I'm listing some of the many sites so I can go back and look at them again.

Visual searching:
  • Grokker – free web version organizes things logically. Jill likes it better than Google.
  • Kartoo
  • Quintura and Quintura Kids.
  • Oskope lets you search Amazon, E-Bay, and other databases.
  • Like for online visual shopping.

Visual news:

Visual searches – photos

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