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Generous Interfaces for Digital Cultural Collections

Whitelaw, Mitchell


Decades of digitisation have made a wealth of digital cultural material available online. Yet search — the dominant interface to these collections — is incapable of representing this abundance. Search is ungenerous: it withholds information, and demands a query. This paper argues for a more generous alternative: rich, browsable interfaces that reveal the scale and complexity of digital heritage collections. Drawing on related work and precedents from information retrieval and visualisation, as...[Show more]

CollectionsANU Research Publications
Date published: 2015
Type: Journal article
Source: Digital Humanities Quarterly
Access Rights: Open Access


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