[Short discussion of how it works]
It means little to them and there needs something more. What more can be done?
The first is for a Little League baseball game and the second is from Forbes Magazine.
So, how does Narrative Science work? All it does (ha!) is provide an alternative interface that displays the results notin table or graphic form but in words. Google Public Data Explorer could display the same information but it would be graphical and animated.
Catalogers realize that the library catalog and related library files furnish almost all this information right now, but getting at it is not easy: first, you have to know it exists, second, how to access it, third, and most important: you have to know how to read it. It wouldn’t surprise me if, by just perusing the tabular data, expert statisticians could mentally visualize something similar to what we can all see today in Google Public Data Explorer. Why shouldn’t there be something similar for library catalogs?
- Internet 2011 in numbers: http://royal.pingdom.com/2012/01/17/internet-2011-in-numbers/
- Worldcat Statistics: http://www.oclc.org/worldcat/statistics/default.htm
- Self-publishing versus traditional publishing (Words of Every Type / Ian Tuttle): http://wordsofeverytype.com/tag/total-number-of-books-published-by-year
- Books of the world, stand up and be counted! / Leonid Taycher (Google Books Search) http://booksearch.blogspot.it/2010/08/books-of-world-stand-up-and-be-counted.html
- YouTube Statistics: http://www.youtube.com/t/press_statistics/
- David Weinberger, Too Big to Know. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GCVI-yolj34
- Shirkey, Clay. The problem is filter failure, not information overload. http://news.cnet.com/8301-13505_3-10142298-16.html
- When It Comes to Politics, the Internet is Closing Minds. (Fora.tv) http://fora.tv/2012/04/17/When_It_Comes_to_Politics_the_Internet_is_Closing_Minds
- Barry Schwartz on the paradox of choice. (TEDTalks) http://www.ted.com/talks/barry_schwartz_on_the_paradox_of_choice.html
- On America’s Declining Empire, Occupy and the Arab Spring / Noam Chomsky and Joshua Holland. (Znet) http://www.zcommunications.org/on-americas-declining-empire-occupy-and-the-arab-spring-by-noam-chomsky
- Cataloging Matters Podcast no. 7: Search. (First Thus) http://blog.jweinheimer.net/2010/12/cataloging-matters-podcast-no-7-search.html
- Cataloging Matters Podcast no. 14: Musings on the Linked Data Diagram. (First Thus) http://blog.jweinheimer.net/2012/03/cataloging-matters-podcast-no-14-musings-on-the-linked-data-diagram.html
- Revolution in our Minds: Seeing the World Anew. (First Thus) http://blog.jweinheimer.net/2012/02/revolution-in-our-minds-seeing-the-world-anew.html
- Narrative Science: http://www.narrativescience.com
- Little League Recap: http://www.gamechanger.io/features/admins/recap-stories
- Forbes Earnings Review: Compuware http://www.forbes.com/sites/narrativescience/2012/05/17/forbes-earnings-preview-compuware-3/