This paper seeks to discuss the possibility of reviving browsing as an access framework in the midst of the “single search box” phenomenon.
The paper provides an overview of recent trends in the implementation of “single search” products and contrasts this with the emergence of the Linked Open Data framework.
The paper suggests that the Linked Open Data framework will provide an important platform for reviving browsing as an alternative to searching in information systems.
The paper aims to stimulate further discussion about the relative importance of browsing and searching, as well as about the implementation of the Linked Open Data framework.
Burrows, T. (2012), "A machine for browsing: beyond the “single search box”", OCLC Systems & Services: International digital library perspectives, Vol. 28 No. 1, pp. 56-58. https://doi.org/10.1108/10650751211197077Download as .RIS
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