More on Libraries of Early America

So I didn’t have time to ask the two questions I had for everyone during my Dork Shorts session on the Libraries of Early America, so here they are …

1. I’m very keen to hear what folks think about how this sort of data might be used by scholars and for teaching?

2. What kinds of visualizations would folks be interested in experimenting with by using such bibliographical data, e.g. date/place of publication, publishers, content, etc.

The links again:

Thomas Jefferson’s library on LibraryThing

Subject tag cloud | Author tag cloud

Examples of interesting overlaps:

Books shared with John Adams

Books shared with George Washington

The list of Collections in the pipeline is here. This is a subset of the larger Legacy Libraries or “I See Dead People’s Books” project.

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