The Next WAVe(sm): Auditory Browsing in Web and non-Web Databases (Gerry McKiernan )

Subject: The Next WAVe(sm): Auditory Browsing in Web and non-Web Databases
From:    Gerry McKiernan  <gerrymck(at)IASTATE.EDU>
Date:    Thu, 14 May 1998 14:12:22 CDT

_The Next WAVe(sm):_ Auditory Browsing in Web and non-Web Databases I am pleased to announce the formal establishment of _The Next WAVe(sm)_, a new clearinghouse devoted to Auditory Browsing in Web and non-Web databases. The URL for _The Next WAVe(sm)_ is: I believe that the projects, research, products and services profiled in _The Next WAVe(sm)_ will be of interest to librarians and computer scientists alike who seek to enhance access to Web information sources as well as information found in conventional database systems. For those who have limited knowledge about Auditory Displays, I strongly recommend reading any and all of the excellent papers from the first international conference on auditory display organized by the International Community for Auditory Display (ICAD). Gregory Kramer (editor), AUDITORY DISPLAY: SONIFICATION, AUDIFICATION AND AUDITORY INTERFACES Addison-Wesley Publishing Company, Inc., Reading, Massachusetts, 1994. ISBN 0-201-62603-9 This volume is a seminal work in the field. [I strongly recommend that every research library obtain a copy for their collections.] I also strongly suggest a visit to the ICAD homepage at I believe that both the able and disabled will find the efforts profiled in _The Next WAVe(sm)_ to an important resource of value for facilitating access to Web resources. I am greatly interested in developing this clearinghouse further and would greatly appreciate learning of other research, projects, products, and services in the following areas: Auditory exploration of data via sonification Audification (audible playback of data samples) Real Time monitoring of multivariate data Sound in Immersive Interfaces (Virtual Environments) Perceptual issues in Auditory Display Sound in generalized computer interfaces Technologies supporting Auditory Display creation Data handling for Auditory Display systems Applications of Auditory Display I am particularly interested in projects in Assistive Technology as well as auditory or multimodal access in computer interface and the use of sound in data mining and Knowledge Discovery in Databases (KDD) [For information about DM and KDD, see my Four-T-Nine-R(sm) project at:] _The Next WAVe(sm)_ is the second in a series of three planned clearinghouses devoted to Sensory Information Navigation (SIN) [:->]. _The Next WAVe(sm)_ complements _The Big Picture_, my clearinghouse devoted to Information Visualization available at As always, Any and All suggestions, comments, critiques, queries, questions and/or contributions are most welcome. Regards, Gerry McKiernan Curator, CyberStacks(sm) Iowa State University and Science and Technology Librarian Iowa State University Library 152 Parks Ames IA 50011 gerrymck(at) [] "The Best Way to Predict the Future is To Invent It!" Attributed to Peter Drucker

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