BigDIVA: Search as Research


At the biannual meeting of ARC in Toronto, Director Laura Mandell presented “BigDIVA: Search as Research,” detailing the new visualized search tool called Big Data Infrastructure Visualization Application or BigDIVA.  BigDIVA is a new way of searching the ARC Catalog that allows users to perform simple and complex searches using a simple, visual interface.  The beta version of the tool is available for testing at  If you have any comments or suggestions, please feel free to send us an email at arc[hyphen]dh[at]tamu[dot]edu or idhmc[at]tamu[dot]edu.

That presentation is available to view on YouTube courtesy of Information & Instructional Technology Services at the University of Toronto Scarborough.

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