Title of work: An Interface to the Digital Library of the Atlas of Science

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Submission for the 7th Iteration (2011): Science Maps as Visual Interfaces to Digital Libraries

Entries should be submitted via email to the curators of the exhibit: Katy Börner (
katy@indiana.edu
) and
the exhibit designer Michael J. Stamper (
mstamper@indiana.ed
u
) using the email subject header
“Mapping Science Entry”.

Each initial entry must be submitted by Jan 30th, 2011 and needs to include:

Low resolution version of map: screen capture



see below

Title of work: An Interface to the Digital Library of the Atl
as of Science

Author(s) name, email address, affiliation, mailing address:

Brand L. Niemann,
bniemann@cox.net
,
Semantic Community, 4191

Lochleven Trail #304, Fai
r
fax, VA 22040

Copyright holder (if different from auth
ors):

NA

Description of work:

Scholarly needs addressed, data used, data analysis, visualization techniques
applied, and main insights gained (100
-
300 words):

The Atlas of Science is a very popular

book
. The accompanying Web Site (Places and Spaces) contai
ns
portions of the book, promises to provide the databases behind the maps, and encourages submissions
to
the
7th Iteration (2011): Science Maps as Visual Interfaces to Digital Librari
es
. The author decided to
conceptualize, design, and implement a new int
erface to this digital library (the Book, Web Site, and
exhibits) using new state
-
of
-
the
-
art cloud computing tools (MindTouch and Spotfire). I believe these
new tools
certainly
help one meet the definition of a science map: a visual rendering of a much hig
her
dimensional, abstract topic space, calculated from data using advanced analysis and visualization
algorithms that support navigation, resource management, and utilization and provide a clearer
understanding of the entire landscape. The Atlas of Science

contains the following quote by Lawrence
M. Sanger: The ideal information resource would feature high quality of content (i.e., be accurate and
complete) as well as high accessibility (i.e., excel in availability, ease of use, and interactivity). I believ
e
this application demonstrates both high quality of content and high accessibility.

All the Spotfire
visualizations are downloadable and reusable.

Wiki Site:

http://semanticommunity.info/Atlas_of_Science


References to publicatio
ns in which the map appeared:

Only Cross
-
border R&D in federal agency
report (not copyrighted) at:
http://www.nsf.gov/s
tatistics/digest10/index.cfm


Links to related projects/works:

Data Science Products at
http://semanticommunity.info




Background

Questions:

Will the web site http://scimaps.org/atlas/data become available befo
re January 30th?

No.

Can I submit a single page that contains a composite (say six or so boxes) of the individual visualizations
(text, tables, graphs, maps) that I am creating in Spotfire that contain linked data and metadata between
the individual visual
izations (annotated
with navigation aids
that connect the
visualizations
)? (All of this
would refer to the online version where one can actually execute the linkages.)

Hopefully, yes.

Would the exhibit (if accepted) allow both the map and a computer where
the audience could both see
and do the linkages?

Hopefully, yes.

Waited for the new Web site
and
dialogued about it

with Katy
Börner
.

Since m
ost copyrighted maps
are
based on proprietary data
, she suggested
it might be useful to try to find open data sources for at least
some of the maps so others could reproduce and build on
my
results
. I
also
discovered
the
Panton
Principles
for Open Data in Science and decided to
select
some
best practice

examples of

open
science
data sets
in each of book
’s five
topics
.

I can also use this for
the upcoming VIVO workshop and
a P
hase 3
to continue to
add more
open
science
data sets
for

a
living exhibit in the cloud that can be reused by
others
.

See
http://pantonprinciples.org/

and
http://scimaps.org/flat/meeting/110325/
.