Monday, July 1, 2013

PL 13/13: Hack your library

Filed under: traffic, US — plinius @ 12:24 pm

In the United States, the Institute of Museum and Library Services recently asked the public to “hack their libraries”.

Participants should

  • Develop a tool or a set of tools that allows citizens and others to interactively explore public library data (e.g. visualizations, dashboards).
  • Use additional data to demonstrate the connections between public libraries and their communities; ideas include overlaying public library data with demographic data, education and health data, economic indicators, arts and culture indicators, or other community indicators.
  • Make a “challenge mashup” by using IMLS data in conjunction with another National Day of Civic Hacking partner’s data or API (e.g. Census American Community Challenge, Civic Data Challenge, Hacking the Digital Public Library of America, etc.)
  • Develop an interactive tool that displays public libraries on a map and allows users to compare and contrast public library data by dynamically querying & filtering features on demand.

Interesting …



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