I need some help!
I’m seeking some ideas about literature-related data visualization opportunities.
The company Tableau is doing an “Iron Viz Global” competition, as they do every year. It’s like the Iron Chef competitions, but for data analysts. Pretty geeky, I know.
This year’s first feeder theme is “Books and Literature” (how fun is that!). It is very broadly defined.
I plan to enter the Iron Viz competition.
There are three qualifying rounds, and entrants will be winnowed at each round. Three finalists will be invited to the annual Tableau conference, where there will be a live competition that is very much like what happens on TV’s Iron Chef show.
How you can help me:
Think of several “I wonder…” questions related to books or literature that would be interesting to you and might somehow advance social good. Here’s a couple of starter examples:
I wonder what a library density map would look like for the US?
Is there a relationship between library availability and reading scores? Or, library availability and community health?
How much do we read? By age group, by state, by, gender, by book type? How has that changed in the past 50 years?
How have publishing trends impacted our reading? What about the availability of e-books and audiobooks?
Kids who read are kids who succeed: Some sort of question about early literacy and how reading improves lives over time.
Send me any references to data sources related to books and literature.
Specific URLs are welcome.
General ideas for where to source data like “Search for open library data sources” which led me to this cool site I found: https://openlibrary.org/data.
This is what I do for fun. <LOL> Thanks so much if you can help me out.