Interactive maps from the ACH 2019 Conference

Our most recent mapping experiment explored whether CPL programming influences circulation for the Chicago-themed “One Book” selections in our dataset. If so, to what degree? What correlations, if any, could be inferred when mapping CPL events and OBOC checkouts for the three Chicago-themed books, The Adventures of Augie March, Warmth of Other Suns, and The Third Coast? Our hunch was that events have a considerable impact on the number of checkouts; however, the data reveals different trends.

Ana and Mihaela made useful visualizations. Because at the Pittsburgh ACH conferenceRead more

Presentation at Chicago City Data Users Group

On May 3rd, Hyunyou Choi and Yingting Guan gave a presentation about Reading Chicago Reading at the Chicago City Data Users Group. This is a Meetup group for end users, business users, enthusiasts, students, entrepreneurs, anyone interested in how to use city data to create positive social impacts on the city.

On the presentation, they explained the goals of the project, its data sources, and the data mining techniques what we used. They demonstrated an updated version of our “Exploring Circulation Data” app:

This visualization allows users to select branch library, see its location … Read more