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Academic Literature in the U.S. and Abroad

A closer look at individual article sales in JSTOR’s international community The data used in this report describes sales of articles from scholarly journals made to individuals around the world through JSTOR throughout 2014. These sales are made directly to...

Analyzing New York State Test Scores

Introduction Assessment.  This a word that teachers in New York are more than familiar with. Teachers are constantly being challenged by principals and superintendents to measure and quantify their students performance. Whether or not one agrees with the current amount...

Leading Causes of Death in NYC (2007-2011)

The following visualizations depict several facets of data concerning New York City’s “Leading Causes of Death” from 2007 to 2011. The dataset used to create the visualizations (using Tableau Public) in this post can be downloaded from NYC OpenData; the data was collected...

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Missed Connections in NYC

Craigslist has been an online source for selling or trading objects and services since 1995.  The amount of traffic and money exchanged on the site quickly placed it under both legal scrutiny and social observation.  While it does not offer...

Public Library Usage Data in New York City

The Mayor’s Management Report (MMR) of New York City, released twice a year, documents performance of the city’s public services. This includes measuring the operations of every department from 311 to the taxi and limousine commission.  The statistics published in...

Top Causes of Death in NYC

Working with data from data.ny.gov and using Tableau this visualization explores leading causes of death from 2007 to 2011 focusing on the top causes and comparing those by sex, by ethnicity, and looking at biggest trends over time. As causes...

Reservoir Dogs

Reservoirs of the Hudson Valley River in 2006 (4) Click above to view graphic My interest in the New York Reservoir System because with the climactic scene in Caleb Carr’s novel The Alienist which took place at the Croton Reservoir,...

Community Savings Bank Usability Study

In Fall 2014, a team of students from my Usability Theory & Practice course (LIS 644) at Pratt Institute conducted a usability study of the website for a community savings bank in Brooklyn. Student Team: Elizabeth Karg, Diana Sapanaro, Storey Sitwala Download Full...

New York Philharmonic Digital Archives Usability Study

In Fall 2014, a team of students from my Usability Theory & Practice course (LIS 644) at Pratt Institute conducted a usability study of the New York Philharmonic Digital Archives (http://archives.nyphil.org/). Student Team: Rachel Bronstein, James Lemoine, Seth Persons Download Full Report: New...