PivotViewer: oh, the possibilities

[Mon, 17 Oct 2011 16:16:26 +0000]
I've been casually learning Solr in order to easily create a faceted search/retrieval interface for some digital collections with OAI feeds but now I kinda wish I was learning to do that with Microsoft's PivotViewer [] instead. I won't do that, at least for now, but I probably won't be able to resist in the near future. Here []'s a cool demo of it with some Netflix OData. IMAGE: "Pivot View of Netflix Instant Watch Movies"[] For a description of how it's done, check out this post: Pivot, OData, and Windows Azure: Visual Netflix Browsing []. Adding this follow-up thought the next day: Actually, Pivot would be a really good way to make eBooks and eAudio titles discoverable ... all those book covers. Sheet music (first page) would be cool, too. Oh, the possibilities.