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Creative Visualizations of Library Data (IL 2012)

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A presentation given at the 2012 Internet Librarian conference in Monterey, CA.

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Creative Visualizations of Library Data (IL 2012)

  1. 1. CreativeVisualizations of Library Data
  2. 2. Agenda:1. Choosing data sources2. Graphing data3. Infographics4. Tools & Additional Resources
  3. 3. What’s the story, morning glory?
  4. 4. Library Instruction Sessions2011-20122010-20112009-20102008-20092007-2008 0 50 100 150 200 250 300 350 400
  5. 5. Decrease in Reference Transactions with an Increase in Library Instruction Class Sessions 16,000eference Question Transactions 15,000 14,000 13,000 12,000 11,000 10,000 9,000 8,000 150 170 190 210 230 250 270 290 310 330 350 Library Instruction Class Sessions
  6. 6. Library Visitors (gate count)2007-2008 2008-2009 2009-2010 2010-2011 2011-2012
  7. 7. http://bit.ly/excelpic2007-2008 2008-2009 2009-2010 2010-2011 2011-2012
  8. 8. Infographic Created in Word
  9. 9. Tools You’ll Need1. Spreadsheet and document software with graph/image creation
  10. 10. Tools You’ll Need1. Spreadsheet and document software with graph/image creation2. Graphics editing program
  11. 11. Tools You’ll Need1. Spreadsheet and document software with graph/image creation2. Graphics editing program3. R
  12. 12. North Carolina State UniversityVisualizing Library Data bit.ly/NCSUdataviz
  13. 13. IBM Many Eyes bit.ly/IBManyEyesGoogle Chart Tools bit.ly/ChartTools
  14. 14. piktochart.com
  15. 15. create.visual.ly
  16. 16. Choose your story.Choose your method.Choose your weapons.
  17. 17. Creative Visualizations of Library Data Questions? acreech@richmond.edu @annacreech

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