Marcy Bidney: interface innovations

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I want to know why, with such great developments in semantic web, linked data etc., libraries continue to use and develop strictly text based search interfaces. Many of the big library system providers are extolling the virtues of their ‘next generation’ search interface products but when I look at them, I’m bored and certainly do not believe them to be ‘next generation’. As librarians we should be the leaders in search and discovery, not Google, so why are we not innovating to create a real next generation of search interface that involves visualizations, using open data etc.?

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