Waterford Institute of Technology Demo New Search Paradigm

Microsoft Live Labs Pivot combines browsing and searching to visualise data in new ways

Speaking at Internet Librarian International, David Kane of Waterford Institute of Technology in Ireland demonstrated how Waterford has experimented with Microsoft Live Labs Pivot to create a different view of their library catalogue. Pivot uses faceted navigation to generate results which can be visualised, sorted and filtered in a variety of dynamic ways. "The way it [the visual representation of the data] migrates around like a shoal of fish is lovely", commented Kane.

Delegates were eager to explore whether the technology might have applications for reading lists and multi-lingual user  groups, among other uses.

Find out more about Microsoft Live Labs Pivot here.