• VALA2016 Session 8 Betti

     
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    GlamMapping Trove

    VALA2016 CONCURRENT SESSION 8: Geek Speak
    Wednesday 10 February 2016, 12:00 - 12:30
    Persistent URL: http://www.vala.org.au/vala2016-proceedings/vala2016-session-8-betti

    Arianna Betti

    University of Amsterdam, The Netherlands

    Thom Castermans, Bettina Speckmann and Kevin Verbeek

    Eindhoven University of Technology, The Netherlands

    and Hein van den Berg

    VU Amsterdam & University of Groningen

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    Abstract

    This paper presents the current state of development of GlamMap, a visualisation tool that displays library metadata on an interactive, computer-generated geographic map. The focus in the paper is on the most crucial improvement achieved in the development of the tool: GlamMapping Trove. The visualisation of Trove’s sixty-million book records is possible thanks to an improved database structure, more efficient data retrieval, and more scalable visualisation algorithms. The paper analyses problems encountered in visualising massive datasets, describes remaining challenges for the tool, and presents a use case demonstrating GlamMap’s ability to serve researchers in the history of ideas.

     

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  • VALA2014 Session 13 Betti

     

    GlamMap: visualising library metadata

    VALA2014 CONCURRENT SESSION 13: Engaging Culture
    Thursday 6 February 2014, 13:45 - 14:15
    Persistent URL: http://www.vala.org.au/vala2014-proceedings/vala2014-session-13-betti

    Arianna Betti

    VU University Amsterdam, The Netherlands

    Dirk Gerrits and Bettina Speckmann

    Eindhoven University of Technology, The Netherlands

    Hein van den Berg

    VU University Amsterdam, The Netherlands

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    Abstract

    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.

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