Demo: Library Books Per Capita, by State

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  • name: Demo: Library Books Per Capita, by State

  • description: This demo displays the number of library books per capita by state.
  • creator(s): Xian Li
  • created: July 31,2009
  • modified: 2010-5-18

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Interesting Observations

This demo displays book volumes (adjusted by state population) for each US state library in dataset 353 on a map of the US. Darker colors indicate more books available to library users. Readers can easily see the following

  • New York state library has the largest number of books, but it also has a large population. Therefore it has a low number for average books per person.
  • East coast, West coast, plus Texas state library hold more book. Maybe that is because of their population.
  • some states, such as Maryland, reported 0 in book volume. Further investigation on State Libraries statistical data (http://harvester.census.gov/imls/data/stla/index.asp) will be useful.
v1 - just books v2 - books per person

Technology Highlights

  • This is an easy demo and you may copy its code to build your first government data visualization.
Facts about Demo: Library Books Per Capita, by StateRDF feed
Data sourceDataset 353  +
Dcterms:created31 July 2009  +
Dcterms:creatorXian Li  +
Dcterms:descriptionThis demo displays the number of library books per capita by state.
Dcterms:modified2010-5-18
Foaf:depictionhttps://data-gov.tw.rpi.edu/w/images/b/b1/State-lib-sum.png  +
Foaf:nameDemo: Library Books Per Capita, by State
ImageState-lib-sum.png  +
Live demohttp://data-gov.tw.rpi.edu/demo/stable/demo-353-library.html  +
Skos:altLabelDemo: Library Books Per Capita, by State  +, demo: library books per capita, by state  +, and DEMO: LIBRARY BOOKS PER CAPITA, BY STATE  +
Sparqlhttp://data-gov.tw.rpi.edu/demo/stable/demo-353-library.sparql  +
Technology usedRDF  +, SPARQL  +, SparqlProxy  +, and Google Visualization API  +
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