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IGeLU 2022 Hybrid Conference and Developers' Day 12 -15th September, 2022

September 12–15, 2022

Royal Welsh College of Music and Drama (RWCMD) - North Road, Cardiff CF10 3ER, UK

Conference Theme: Still here! - the library in the new normal

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The Topography of Searching: Visualising collections data

Wednesday, September 14, 2022 at 9:00 AM–9:30 AM London add to calendar
Seligman Studio

Virtual session (and available to physical attendees)

Session Abstract

State Library of Queensland has been providing access to library collections through Primo since 2008. As part of our Open Data Strategy, we make a variety of datasets freely available including text strings searched in the State Library’s online catalogue. By supporting developers and creatives to use our digital collections and collections data in highly creative and experimental ways we can interact more meaningfully, because what we search for reveals something about ourselves: about what we don’t know, what we have forgotten, or what we want to know more about. In a similar vein, what a group of people search for reveals something about the group. The Digital Collections Catalyst 2021 transformed more than ten years catalogue data and created an interactive landscape based on the language, themes, subjects, and terms involved. The result is a dynamic and interactive tool that helps us to understand what, when and how our users are searching the catalogue.



Ex Libris Products

Primo / Primo VE

Target Audience Skill Level

None — General Audience


Amy Walduck, State Library of Queensland
Presenter's job title

Coordinator, Digital Library Initiatives

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