JIITA

Web-VizLib: Web-Tool for Visualizing Library Data

JIITA, vol. 2, no. 3, pp.145-150, Sep, 2018

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Web-VizLib: Web-Tool for Visualizing Library Data

Abbas Shakiba 1) and Jong Kwan Lee 1,*)
1) Department of Computer Science, Bowling Green State University, Ohio, U.S.A.

Abstract: In this paper, we present a web-based tool for domain-specific data visualization. The tool is called “Web-VizLib” and is a simple webplatform visualization that can help librarians better-understand the usages of the books in the library. The tool provides book data visualizations, including category-specific visualization as well as location-specific visualization. The visualization tool is designed to follow information visualization guidelines that are important for describing information via graphical representations. A user-study was performed to evaluate the tool and its results showed that the tool is useful and promising.

Keyword: data visualization; domain-specific visualization; library data; web tool.

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