Quick and Easy Data Visualization with Google Visualization API and Google Chart Libraries

Bohyun Kim, University of Maryland, Baltimore - Health Sciences and Human Services Library.

Slides: http://www.slideshare.net/bohyunkim/quick-easy-data-visualization-with-google-visualization-api-google-chart-libraries

Code: https://github.com/bohyunkim/examples

Do most of the data that your library collects stay in spreadsheets or are published as a static table with a series of boring numbers? Do your library stakeholders spend more time collecting the data than using it as a decision-making tool because the data is presented in a way that makes it hard for them to quickly grasp its significance?

This talk will provide an overview of Google Visualization API [2] and Google Chart Libraries [3] to get you started on the way to quickly query and visualize your library data from remote data sources (e.g. a Google Spreadsheet or your own database) with (or without) cool-looking user-controls, animation effects, and even a dashboard.