"I’m very proud to announce that the Harvard Library Innovation Lab (which I co-direct) has launched what we think is a useful and appealing way to browse books at scale. This is timed to coincide with the launch today of the Digital Public Library of America. (Congrats, DPLA!!!)Joho the Blog » [misc] StackLife goes live – visually browse millions of books
StackLife (nee ShelfLife) shows you a visualization of books on a scrollable shelf, which we turn sideways so you can read the spines. It always shows you books in a context, on the ground that no book stands alone. You can shift the context instantly, so that you can (for example) see a work on a shelf with all the other books classified under any of the categories professional cataloguers have assigned to it.
We also heatmap the books according to various usage metrics (“StackScore”), so you can get a sense of the work’s community relevance.
There are lots more features, and lots more to come."
Thursday, April 18, 2013
Joho the Blog » [misc] StackLife goes live – visually browse millions of books
Check the link below for more details and links (the DPLA launches at noon ET today); now I just need Evernote to accelerate their plan for a jet pack time machine so that I'll have more time for recreational reading...