Monday, April 23, 2007

Browsing by Tag Cloud & Google Maps now available

We've enhanced our Browse functionality to now include browsing by:

1. Library of Congress Subject Heading Tag Cloud
When we parse MARCXML into Botanicus, we extract 6xx & 7xx into locally-defined subject fields in the Botanicus database. We then display those subjects in a tag cloud, as shown by the link. Clicking a tag will take you to a list of all titles with that tag.

2. Google Maps
We parse out locations in 6xx z$ and geocode them using the Google Maps API. We then map those geocoded locations and provide a list of the titles tagged with that location.