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Submitted by Monika on 30 May 2011 - 1:17pm
AlgoViz now uses a customized ranking mechanism to order the results of a catalog search. As a result, you should now see higher-rated entries at the top of the list. Compared to our earlier system, which sorted the entries alphabetically, this new system will help you to ﬁnd visualizations that best ﬁt your needs.
Submitted by efouh on 18 May 2011 - 1:50pm
AlgoViz.org has implemented a badging program to acknowledge the contributions of its members.
Many common activities that you do at the site will earn credit toward new badges.
This lets other users see who are the active members and contributing citizens on the site.
The following badges are now available:
Submitted by Monika on 29 April 2011 - 1:02pm
Want to add AlgoViz to your collection? Getting metadata from AlgoViz has never been easier. We now have two OAI Data Provider (OAI-DP) feeds for the AlgoViz catalog.
- OAI -DP following the Dublin Core metadata standard
http://beckham.cc.vt.edu/cgi-bin/algo-oai/OAI-XMLFile-2.1/XMLFile/algo/oai.pl (metadata preﬁx = oai_dc)
This feed includes all the catalog entries (more than 500 of them).
The ﬁelds for each entry includes: identiﬁer (AlgoViz url), subject (topic), title, description, format, rights, language, creator, publisher, relation (e.g., stand-alone, part of a project) and date. The ﬁeld ‘description’ may appear 3-times for each entry: one containing the actual description data of that catalog entry, one containing the ‘Evaluation’ of the catalog entry if available (the data for this ﬁeld starts with "Evaluation :"), and the last one contains part of the "Recommendation" ﬁeld.
- OAI -DP following the NSDL metadata standard
http://beckham.cc.vt.edu/cgi-bin/algo-oai/NSDL-OAI/XMLFile/nsdl/oai.pl (metadata preﬁx = nsdl_dc)
This feed contains only those catalog entries that have at least one "Recommended" value in a recommendation subﬁeld (less than 100 entries).
The ﬁeld for each entry includes: identiﬁer, subject, title, format, accessRights, creator, publisher, description, educationaLevel, audience, and type.
If you want to know more about these standards please follow the links below.
If you have any question or feedback, do let us know!
Submitted by shaffer on 15 April 2011 - 11:26pm
AlgoViz.org is now settling into a spanking-new server (shared with the Ensemble project at computingportal.org). If you see anything unusual, please let us know! We'll also be working on some Drupal site performance enhancements over the next little while.