OCLC Research to host visualization techniques workshop for librarians and eHumanities researchers in Leiden on 26 November

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How can librarians use visualizations, such as maps, to manage, analyze, and present library collections? How can visualizations of large bibliographic datasets and other complex data help researchers in the eHumanities to ask and answer new research questions? Co-sponsored by The Netherlands Organization for Scientific Research (NWO), this workshop brings together librarians and researchers within the fields of algorithms, visual analytics, and humanities, to discuss the design, utility, and practical applications of visualization within the library sector and the eHumanities.

The workshop has four aims: 1.) To investigate how librarians and library users can use (geo-) visualization techniques to manage, explore, and comprehend library collections, 2.) To present ongoing research in the eHumanities that uses such visualization techniques, 3.) To provide a forum for researchers in the library sector, the fields of algorithms, information visualization and visual analytics, and the eHumanities to meet and to discuss possibilities for collaboration,  and 3.) to kick-off the NWO Creative Industries project Visual Analytics for the World’s Library Data.

Everyone interested in visualization techniques is invited to register to attend this free event by sending an email to catvis.nwo@gmail.com no later than 19 November. See the workshop page for more information, including the agenda, speaker information, presentation abstracts and location.

This workshop is an output of our CatVis: Visual Analytics for the World's Library Data project, the aim of which is to develop a cutting-edge visual analytics toolkit, to answer both the pressing needs of humanities researchers and concrete demands of the library industry.

For more information:

Titia van der Werf
Senior Program Officer
OCLC Research

Melissa Renspie
Senior Communications Officer
OCLC Research