Penn State’s library has a system where books move, or “float”, between its many locations. I was hired to provide some insight to the patterns of book movement. I created tools to predict future book distribution, track changes in the recency of collections, and investigate book movement by call numbers.
Live Version: http://aaronpdennis.github.io/floating-library/
- Python script process monthly snapshots, each an Excel spreadsheet with nearly one million records
- bash script automates the creation of a report each month
- web-based report built with D3.js