Queensland’s Regional Libraries
State Library Queensland
This application is focussed on the creation of a data visualisation interface that uses four financial years of Statistical Bulletin data to identify a series of unseen questions that can, in a later stage, be developed in a larger project with full knowledge of the “right questions” to explore.
The visualisation is focussed on revealing possible opportunities for operational improvement by presenting the annualised Statistical Bulletin data in a way that has never been seen before.
We are now is stage two of the project which is focussed on visualising the data collected by each regional council across Queensland, from 278 individual library sites. The questions that the first stage of the project raised were focussed on sharing and gathering of information that can then be used to present a case to Government for additional funding. The second outcome was the identification of specific events that drive attendance and generation of new members.
We are now working to extend the current visualisation and further explore the impact of activities on attendance at regional libraries.