POST: The Networked Catalog

Matt Miller (NYPL Labs) has written a post introducing¬†an experimental interactive network visualization of the New York Public Library’s catalog data. The NYPL Labs team have been¬†“fascinated with our catalog and the possibilities its data represent,” and asked:

[W]hat if the catalog had a “See All” button? What if you could see everything at once, to get the big picture about what subjects the library has information on and what are the related topics?¬†

Using the catalog’s subject heading information, the team¬†created a force-directed network to “explore the vast materials living at NYPL.”¬†Miller also¬†includes fascinating visualizations and links to a simulation¬†from the¬†project.

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