Visualization of physical library shelves to facilitate collection management and retrieval

Matthew Jervis, Masood Masoodian

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Abstract

Electronic cataloguing systems are used by libraries to provide search mechanisms for finding books in their collections. These systems provide limited, if any, tools for browsing content electronically in a manner similar to browsing books on physical library shelves. Furthermore, library patrons often struggle to physically locate and retrieve books, even after they have found what they are looking for using library catalogue systems. A number of prototype technologies have been developed in recent years to assist library users with the task of locating books. These systems are, however, rather limited in their functionality, and generally do not provide tools for remote browsing of library shelves. In this paper we introduce Metis, a system designed to allow virtual viewing of collections, and to assist with physical retrieval of books using a range of desktop and mobile computing devices.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationEICS 2013 - Proceedings of the ACM SIGCHI Symposium on Engineering Interactive Computing Systems
Pages133-138
Number of pages6
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2013
MoE publication typeA4 Article in a conference publication
EventACM SIGCHI Symposium on Engineering Interactive Computing Systems - London, United Kingdom
Duration: 24 Jun 201327 Jun 2013
Conference number: 5

Publication series

NameEICS 2013 - Proceedings of the ACM SIGCHI Symposium on Engineering Interactive Computing Systems

Conference

ConferenceACM SIGCHI Symposium on Engineering Interactive Computing Systems
Abbreviated titleEICS
CountryUnited Kingdom
CityLondon
Period24/06/201327/06/2013

Keywords

  • Books
  • Browsing
  • Digital libraries
  • Physical libraries
  • Retrieval
  • Search
  • Tangible interaction
  • Virtual libraries

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