Friday Links – March 9, 2012

A taxonomy of tools that support the fluent and flexible use of visualizations – The increasing scale and availability of digital data provides an extraordinary resource for informing public policy, scientific discovery, business strategy, and even our personal lives. To get the most out of such data, however, users must be able to make sense of it: to pursue questions, uncover patterns of interest, and identify (and potentially correct) errors.

3D Web for everyone? – XML3D enables a web developer to easily integrate 3D content into the web browser and to be able to use existing programming languages like JavaScript to interact with them.

Gulf on Open Access to Federally Financed Research – Excellent summary of both sides of the argument.

Two, count ‘em, TWO LIS staff members will be performing in Little City Players’ production of Exhibit This!  The Museum Comedies by Luigi Jannuzi. Performances will be at the Vergennes Opera House on March 22-24 (Thursday through Saturday) and 30-31 (Friday and Saturday) at 8 pm, and Sunday, April 1 at 2 pm. Tickets available through the Opera House or at Classic Stitching on Main St. in Vergennes.

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