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(email@example.com) Jamal O Mohammed
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Arts and Sciences
We introduce the “Stack View” and our stack view is a book visualization and browsing tool-a virtual shelf which allows users to explore books on a shelf. While many users start their online research with electronic databases and library catalogs, most of the time when you find a book or things on Christopher Center Library website, you often feel driving down a dark tunnel. We developed an online virtual browsing tool that replace and enhance physical access to library stacks.
We used catalog data to create a virtual shelf. It is similar to the way visitors browse books on a shelf. We've made a shelf browser and organizing results by call number. This search works across all of the holdings, regardless of the books' locations.
Through using a stack view, you can find yourself walking down to the library looking for an actual place of the book that you are looking for in the library. Virtual library is a way that books can express themselves through their names, sizes, shapes, and their locations. So, stack view is a way to show you some information that you would get it if you were in a real library.
Wayne State University Libraries https://github.com/WSULib/SVCatConnector
Harvard Library Innovation Lab https://github.com/harvard-lil/stackview
Mohammed, Jamal O. and Eden, Bradford Lee, "Stack View" (2015). Graduate Academic Symposium. Paper 7.
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