I've been looking at the way different search engines return information, and I'm wondering if anyone has thought about exploring the possibility of changing the way we present information as librarians/researchers.
For example, instead of producing something that is "flat", such as an email, or pdf, or paper report, could we create something that is more visual, and perhaps more interactive?? I thought about this and began testing two different products to see if they would work well together.
-- This is still in beta, but is a good product for compiling information you've gathered off the Internet, and capturing it in a usable form.
- Another beta product, but a pretty neat looking search engine. At least neat in the way it displays results... the search engine part needs a little work.
The goal here is to build a list of results (information), and produce a different approach to presenting the information.
This is a simple example, but I think you get the idea. (and be forewarned that this is still "beta" products, so it can be a little glitchy!)
Is anyone attempting to create new approaches for presenting information?