GlamMap: Visualizing library metadata. Betti, A., Gerrits, D. H. P., Speckmann, B., & van den Berg, H. In Proceedings of VALA 2014- Libraries, Technologies, and the Future, Melbourne, 2014.
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Libraries provide access to large amounts of library metadata. Unfortunately, many libraries only offer textual interfaces for searching and browsing their holdings. Visualizations provide simpler, faster, and more efficient ways to navigate, search and study large quantities of metadata. This paper presents GlamMap, a visualization tool that displays library metadata on an interactive, computer-generated geographic map. We provide detailed discussion of how GlamMap benefits the work of librarians and researchers. We show how geographic representations help librarians to perform tasks such as collection assessment and how geographic information helps researchers to identify important scientific resources.
@inproceedings{betti_glammap:_2014,
	address = {Melbourne},
	title = {{GlamMap}: {Visualizing} library metadata},
	url = {http://www.vala.org.au/direct-download/vala2014-proceedings/498-vala2014-session-13-betti-paper/file},
	abstract = {Libraries provide access to large amounts of library metadata. Unfortunately, many libraries only offer textual interfaces for searching and browsing their holdings. Visualizations provide simpler, faster, and more efficient ways to navigate, search and study large quantities of metadata. This paper presents GlamMap, a visualization tool that displays library metadata on an interactive, computer-generated geographic map. We provide detailed discussion of how GlamMap benefits the work of librarians and researchers. We show how geographic representations help librarians to perform tasks such as collection assessment and how geographic information helps researchers to identify important scientific resources.},
	booktitle = {Proceedings of {VALA} 2014- {Libraries}, {Technologies}, and the {Future}},
	author = {Betti, Arianna and Gerrits, Dirk H. P. and Speckmann, Bettina and van den Berg, Hein},
	year = {2014},
}
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