Atlas of knowledge : anyone can map–NEW eBOOK

atlas Atlas of knowledge : anyone can map / Katy Börner. Cambridge, Massachusetts : The MIT Press, [2015]

SUMMARY: This book describes the power of topical maps, providing readers with principles for visualizing knowledge and offering as examples forty large-scale and more than 100 small-scale full-color maps. Today, data literacy is becoming as important as language literacy. Well-designed visualizations can rescue us from a sea of data, helping us to make sense of information, connect ideas, and make better decisions in real time. Börner makes the case for a systems science approach to science and technology studies and explains different types and levels of analysis. She introduces a theoretical framework meant to guide readers through user and task analysis; data preparation, analysis, and visualization; visualization deployment; and the interpretation of science maps. — Edited summary from book.

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About the author

Brian Vetruba is Germanic Languages and Literatures, Comparative Literature, and European Studies Librarian at Washington University in St. Louis