Crossing Disciplines

Crossing Disciplines presents a novel path into the library’s digital records. It is a digital library tool for multidisci- plinary exploration, exploring the books in the Columbia University Libraries that are at the intersection of two or more disciplines.

Libraries are undergoing massive changes as their catalogues and parts of their collections have been digitized and their physical collections have outgrown their physical space. Browsing the collection now often happens online. What are the possible ways we can browse the collection and learn about how networks of knowledge are created across and through a library archive?

Date: 2014
Details: Project link & github repo

Role: Researcher, designer, developer
Technologies: d3.js, web programming languages

Collaborators: Jen Lowe, Derek Watkins, Alex Gil, Laura Kurgan
Location: Center for Spatial Research at Columbia University

Press: Visualising Data and Visual Complexity