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Library catalogs
I am a Librarian and specialize in knowledge management, information visualization, data mining, etcetera.
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As a library and information professional, I have so long searched for a nexus between the twain, viz., a) Information Visualization and b) best practices in the library world.

----My article is on [ Library Catalogs].
Based on my search, I built an extensive webliography on the above nexus. This Webliography has two related dimensions, viz.,
----See also [ My contributions @ Wikipedia].
a) Alternative Cataloging / Information Visualization
<h2>Categories of my interest are:</h2> [[Information visualization]], [[ Knowledge visualization]], [[data visualization]] [[ Scientific visualization]] [[Meta data]] [[ Data Mining]] [[Community, Overview, and Directory Links]] [[Information Foraging]] [[Data Libraries]] [[Publications]] [[ Glossary]] [[Visual Mapping]] [[Visual Cue]] [[ Digital Libraries]] [ Ontology]
b) Mining The Library Catalog
I have summarized my search results. See Information Visualization Demystified. In this summary there are two issues. First, a few references on the involvement of Information Visualization specialists. And, second, how the process of developing a graphical interface for library catalog has progressed so far.  
From the above citations, obvious is the fact that creating graphical interface is one of the possible ways.
In what other ways Information Visualization could aid in building a usable, and user-friendly library catalog is the crux of the problem.  
How best we could apply the Guru's Visual Information-Seeking Mantra in developing next generation library catalogs is an issue, which the Guru himself may be able to guide.  
One gets a lead of the probable tasks from the Guru's book: Leonardo's Laptop: Searching, Visualizing, Consulting, Thinking, Exploring, Composing, Reviewing
Library and information professionals also need insights on the above from other experts. The bottom line is every book in the library must find its user.

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