Google Arts and Culture – Numismatic Museum Greek

 

The Google Cultural Institute has a lot of interesting partners and visualizations. One of these partners is the numismatic museum in Greece. It holds 500 000 coins, coin-like and coin-related objects from the ancient Greek to the present. A part of its exhibition is shown on the website created through and with Google Arts and Culture Institute.

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UTS Library Catalouge

The Library of the University of Technology, Sidney visualized its classification system – the Dewey Decimal Classification (DDC). The classification is represented by a bar chart, where every class was assigned a different color. The user can browse the collection of the library by the classification that represents all the subject areas of the collections. The broader a class the more objects are in this class.

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The Bohemian Bookshelf

The project The Bohemian Bookshelf is exploring serendipitous book discoveries through information visualization. The visualization is either for libraries or for book stores. The prototype was developed in 2012 by Alice Thudt (University of Munich), Uta Hinrichs and Sheelagh Carpendale (both University of Calgary).

With the help of five interlinked visualizations the user got multiple visual access points into the collection. The visualization uses timelines, a color grid of the book covers, different displays of text (keyword chain, author spiral). The prototype wants to encourage the serendipity as an important factor in information seeking or even research and also wants to trigger the curiosity of the users.

Take a look at the project paper here.