Members of the Visual Navigation Project have contributed to the development of 10 touch screen applications and the extension of the emnesøk subject search tool. This page summarizes these applications.
We have worked on and contributed to different kinds of applications. We differentiate between event-centric (1.), collection-centric (2.), exhibition-centric (3.) and hybrid (4.)touch applications. These applications have been part of the Visualization and Physical Interaction streams of the project (see About page).
Furthermore, we describe the extension of emnesøk (5.), the subject search application in use at the University of Oslo Library. This was part of the Continuation & Extension stream of the project.
1. Event-centric applications
These touch applications contextualized events occurring at the University of Oslo and beyond. They were used for alternating, short-term exhibitions in the library building, and often deployed for a number of weeks.
View the app (use Chrome or Firefox, only from UiO campus).
2. Collection-centric applications
A second category of touch applications focused on specific collections, in this case the Science Fiction collection of the Science Library, University of Oslo. These applications could potentially be deployed in a semi-permanent way.
Hybrid applications focused on combining access to (parts of) the University of Oslo's collection, and could be adapted to events as well. They use a data-driven approach, utilizing the infrastructure of University of Oslo Library (e.g. catalog data, subject headings and classifications).