GlamMap: Visualizing library metadata

Arianna Betti, Dirk Gerrits, Bettina Speckmann, Hein van den Berg

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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. Visualisations provide simpler, faster, and more efficient ways to navigate, search and study large quantities of metadata. This paper presents GlamMap, a visualisation 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.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationVala 2014
Subtitle of host publicationLibraries, Technology, and the Future
Number of pages15
Publication statusPublished - 2014

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