ACM Digital Library Update

ACM (the Association for Computing Machinery) has introduced a powerful new search capability for its Digital Library. Using a “guided navigation” approach, it creates a new search results interface, which makes the data available in different views. Users can then segment and display the underlying content in different ways.
For example, a search on the new ACM platform returns standard query results, but also provides dynamic summaries of all the data and content in those results. These summaries instantly change as users select filters and other refinements. Among the refinements applicable to the search are keywords, people, publications, and conferences. Users can also find related journals, magazines, ACM Special Interest Groups, and meetings through the search process.
The new search capability is the latest improvement to the ACM DL. ACM Author Pages were recently instituted to show the collected works of an author, an institutional affiliation, and individual and aggregate citations and download counts. This advance enables users to see which articles are actually downloaded for research and reference. In addition, new methods of citation and content analysis, known as bibliometrics, used to study or measure texts and information, are now associated with each article. They are currently aggregated for authors, and soon will be available for institutions as well. A major effort was recently completed to normalize author and institution names, increasing the speed and accuracy of finding the published works of specific authors and institutions.
More details and screen shots can be found here.

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