I second HighCharts. I build an app in PHP using the Yii framework and the HighCharts plugin. I can send screenshots if you request them, but the app itself is password-protected.
From: Code for Libraries [mailto:[log in to unmask]] On Behalf Of Heather Rayl
Sent: Thursday, June 06, 2013 7:24 AM
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Subject: Re: [CODE4LIB] Visualizing (public) library statistics
Hey there. We have a dashboard at http://library.indstate.edu/dashboard/. I used HighCharts jquery charting library.
Super easy to use, and can be used with static or dynamic data.
On Wed, Jun 5, 2013 at 4:37 PM, scott bacon <[log in to unmask]> wrote:
> Hi Cab,
> I have had a statistics dashboard project on the back burner for a
> while. A few dashboards that come to mind, all of which appear to use
> different back-end technologies:
> IU School of Library and Information Science<
> Indianapolis Museum of Art <http://dashboard.imamuseum.org> University
> of Richmond<
> Hope this helps.
> On Wed, Jun 5, 2013 at 3:40 PM, Cab Vinton <[log in to unmask]> wrote:
> > Come budget time, I invariably find myself working with the most
> > recent compilation of public library statistics put out by our State
> > Library -- comparing our library to peer institutions along a
> > variety of measures (support per capita, circulation per capita,
> > staffing levels, etc.) so I can make the best possible case for
> > increasing/ maintaining our funding.
> > The raw data is in a Excel spreadsheet --
> > http://www.nh.gov/nhsl/lds/public_library_stats.html -- so this
> > seems ripe for mashing up, data visualization, online charting, etc.
> > Does anyone know of any examples where these types of library stats
> > have been made available online in a way that meets my goals of
> > being user-friendly, visually informative/ clear, and just plain cool?
> > If not, examples from the non-library world and/ or pointers to
> > dashboards of note would be equally welcome, particularly if there's
> > an indication of how things work on the back end.
> > Cheers,
> > Cab Vinton, Director
> > Sanbornton Public Library
> > Sanbornton, NH