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  1. 1. Visualization Making an Impact with Your Data An Online Presentation at Outcomes, Value, & Impact Metrics for Libraries Success By Greg R. Notess 1 Business, 405 Chemistry, 117 Engineering, 148 Music, 177 Workshops, 121 Tour, 10 Other, 124 Instruction: # of Students 1,102
  2. 2. Tactics and Techniques 2
  3. 3. Information Visualization = Storytelling • Tagul Word Cloud 3
  4. 4. Info Lit & Core Story 4 • Presentation to New Core Committee • Limited Preparation Time • Quick Call for Data
  5. 5. Data Dump to Annual Report 5
  6. 6. Annual Report to External Audience 6
  7. 7. Better Options • Highlight Key Points 7 Info Lit Students 30% No Info Lit Instruction 70% MSU STUDENTS
  8. 8. Standard Charts and Overview • Choosing the right data • Choosing the right chart type • Numerical Data: Chart • Geographic Component: Data Map 8
  9. 9. Comparing Parts of a Whole? • Pie Chart or Stacked Bar Chart 9 Info Lit Students 30% No Info Lit Instruction 70% MSU STUDENTS 5237 4570 8917 10724 0 2000 4000 6000 8000 10000 12000 14000 16000 18000 FY2013 FY2014 MSU Students Taught Info Lit vs. No IL Instruction Info Lit No Info Lit
  10. 10. Compare Change Over Time? • Line Chart 10 0 2000 4000 6000 8000 10000 12000 FY2012 FY2013 FY2014 Decreasing Students Numbers Taught Info Lit Info Lit No Info Lit 0% 10% 20% 30% 40% 50% 60% FY2012 FY2013 FY2014 IL Reach
  11. 11. Other Types • Frequency Distribution or Items Within Ranges • Step Column or Line Chart • Correlation Comparison or Relationship between Variables • Scatter Chart or Paired Bar chart 11
  12. 12. Data Map Types • Numerical Data? • Pushpin • Numerical Single Field? • Shaded Area • Numerical Multiple Fields? • Pie or Column Chart 12
  13. 13. 7 Basic Rules for Making Charts and Graphs snipr.com/7chartrules [flowingdata.com] 1. Check Data 2. Explain Encodings (Clear Legends) 3. Label Axes 4. Include Units 5. Keep Geometry in Check 6. Include Sources 7. Consider Audience 13
  14. 14. Tools 14
  15. 15. Chart Choosing • Juicy Labs’ Chart Chooser labs.juiceanalytics.com/chartchooser • Includes Templates 15
  16. 16. Spreadsheet Recommendations Excel Charts • Recommended Charts • Pivot Tables and Pivot Charts • Many Add-Ins Google Sheet • Insert Chart/Chart Editor • Recommended Charts • Also has Many Add-ons 16
  17. 17. Web Sites & Services iCharts.net • Free for individual; otherwise commercial • Supports real-time data ZingChart.com • JavaScript Charts for Web Sites • Free and Fee Versions • Can handle Big Data 17
  18. 18. Infographics Infogr.am • Three Step Infographics: 1. Choose Template 2. Add Data 3. Share • Can be Interactive & Use Real- Time Data • Changed Terms • Only 10 Infographics for Free Piktochart.com • Free and Pro accounts • Multiple Types • Infographic • Reports • Banners • Presentations 18
  19. 19. Word Clouds Wordle.net • The standard word cloud maker • Note the many features & options Tagul.com • Can choose or upload shape • Animated or Static • More export options 19
  20. 20. Data Maps • Excel • Bing Maps Add-In • Power View • Download and/or Install Needed • Geographic Data in Spreadsheet 20
  21. 21. Google Fusion Tables google.com/fusiontables • “An experimental data visualization web application to gather, visualize, and share data tables” • If Location Data is Included and Identified, Can Create Map • Many Public Data Sources 21
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  23. 23. Color Help? ColorBrewer2.org • Color Advice for Cartography • Choose • Number of Data Classes • Nature of Data • Color Schemes • Colorblind safe option 23
  24. 24. 24 Selected Readings Fichter, Darlene and Jeff Wisniewski. "Telling Your Library's Story One Number at a Time." Online Searcher 38, no. 4 (2014): 74-76. Lyons, Ray, "Lib(Rary) Performance“ libperformance.com McDermott, Irene E. "Show, Don't Tell: Data Visualization for Libraries." Online Searcher 38, no. 4 (2014): 35-37. Phelps, Marcy. "Visualization Tools for Turning Information into Insights." Online 36, no. 5 (2012): 14-19.

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