Code4Lib Journal > On Dentographs, A New Method of Visualizing Library Collections

McKiernan, Gerard [LIB] gerrymck at IASTATE.EDU
Sun Oct 6 17:40:56 EDT 2013

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A dentograph is a visualization of a library’s collection built on the idea that a classification scheme is a mathematical function mapping one set of things (books or the universe of knowledge) onto another (a set of numbers and letters). Dentographs can visualize aspects of just one collection or can be used to compare two or more collections. This article describes how to build them, with examples and code using Ruby and R, and discusses some problems and future directions.

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Gerry McKiernan
Associate Professor
Science and Technology Librarian
Iowa State University
152 Parks Library
Ames IA 50011

"It's Not The Journey; It's The Detours."


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