Microsoft leaves book digitisation to libraries and publishers

Posted May 26th 2008 @ 10:11 am by Peta Hopkins

The Live Search team at Microsoft recently announced that they are winding up their Live Search Books and Live Search Academic projects. “Given the evolution of the Web and our strategy, we believe the next generation of search is about the development of an underlying, sustainable business model for the search engine, consumer, and content […]

ARROW discovery service – new interface

Posted May 3rd 2008 @ 12:35 pm by Peta Hopkins

This week the new-look ARROW Discovery Service was launched featuring faceted browsing, tag clouds and access to more statistics such as the most popular authors and institutions.  The ARROW Discovery Service includes metadata records harvested from institutional research repositories across Australia and from the Australasian Digital Thesis Program. Faceted searching enables results to be refined […]

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Learn about search patterns

Posted April 23rd 2008 @ 9:27 am by Peta Hopkins

Do you have 40 minutes for some free professional development? You can attend Peter Morville’s presentation on search patterns for the IA (Information Architecture) Summit. The slides and audio are available from SlideShare and showcases innovative search interfaces and features. | View | Upload your own Go to the slideshare page if you want to […]

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Patterns of searching

Posted February 11th 2008 @ 7:10 am by Peta Hopkins

Peter Morville who blogs at is writing a new book on search patterns. He has uploaded screenshots illustrating different types of search patterns to Flickr.  These are worth taking a look at, and he invites you to add comments, suggestions and tags to the images and to suggest other patterns of searching. Read Morville’s […]