Take a look at a visualization of HathiTrust works by call number

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Subject: [CODE4LIB] Examples of visual searching or browsing

Dear fans of cool Web-ness,

I'm looking for examples of projects that use visual(=largely non-text and
non-numeric) interfaces to let patrons browse/search collections. Things like the GeoSearch on North Carolina Maps[1], or projects that use Simile's Timeline or Exhibit widgets[2] to provide access to collections (e.g., what's described here:, or in-the-wild uses of Recollection[3]. I'm less interested in knowing about tools (although I'm never *uninterested* in finding out about cool tools) than about production or close-to-production sites that are making good use of these or similar tools to provide visual, non-linear access to collections. Who's doing slick stuff in this area that deserves a look?





Julia Bauder

Data Services Librarian

Interim Director of the Data Analysis and Social Inquiry Lab (DASIL)

Grinnell College Libraries

1111 Sixth Ave.

Grinnell, IA 50112