[Web4lib] Part II | GIS For Visualization Of Library Usage Data And Holdings

McKiernan, Gerard [LIB] gerrymck at iastate.edu
Fri Feb 20 12:43:16 EST 2009



Martin Brändle, the developer of the GIS Visualization Data/Holdings project, provides additional details about it in a comment posted to  the original blog entry at [ http://tinyurl.com/bgfcd9 ]


He is greatly interested in feedback about The Project; contact him with any/all comments ; 


His e-mail is braendle at chem.ethz.ch 









Not Exactly WebQubed [ http://tinyurl.com/d4nsw8 ],  But ...




The Chemistry Biology Pharmacy Information Center of the Federal Institute of Technology (Zurich, Switzerland) has mashed a Geographic Information System (GIS) with library usage and holdings data to create Several Most Impressive Visualizations


Shelf occupation 

Circulations 2008  

Acquisitions 2008 

Distribution of publication years (as of end of 2008)

Current circulations 

Current acquisitions of this month 

Missing works (all works missing since 2001, current)

Relative usage of circulations (Number of circulations / number of titles on shelf, as of end of 2008)

Relative usage of titles (Used titles / number of titles on shelf, as of end of 2008)


Links to the main project page and individual visualizations are available from


[ http://tinyurl.com/bgfcd9 ]






Gerry McKiernan

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Science and Technology Librarian

Iowa State University Library

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