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ASIST 2012 Annual Meeting 
Baltimore, MD, October 26-30, 2012 


ResultsSpace: An Experimental Collaborative Search Environment
Robert Capra, Annie T. Chen, Katie Hawthorne and Jaime Arguello

Monday, 6:30pm


Summary

In this demonstration, we present a system called ResultsSpace to support collaborative information seeking by small groups. ResultsSpace is designed to help groups who are collaborating on searches asynchronously, and includes specific user interface features to increase awareness of collaborators' prior actions and progress. We present the main features of ResultsSpace including collaborative ratings and displays embedded into the search results, a peripheral display of collaborators' previous queries, and a results filtering mechanism. We conclude with a summary of our current work to evaluate the system with users and describe scenarios of use that motivate our future work.