Chapter 4. Real-World Uses for Information Visualization in Libraries

Hsuanwei Michelle Chen


Chapter 4 of Library Technology Reports (vol. 53, no. 2), “Information Visualization”

Chapter 4 of Library Technology Reports (vol. 53, no. 3), “Information Visualization,” presents real-world use cases, applications, and practices of information visualization in the library context, showing how information visualization leads to knowledge and insights. Furthermore, when applied properly, information visualization leads to greater understanding of user needs and enhanced service and program quality. It is through these real-world examples that one can better grasp the power of information visualization, helping to relay statistics, information, and numbers more effectively and efficiently, as it is quicker to process powerful visuals regarding the real world.

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