SLQ Unstacked is a real-time visualisation of resources people are accessing from the State Library's collection. When people view the record of an item from the collection, we simply visualise what they are looking it. The visualisation is true to the current time in the library so what you are seeing is happening right at this moment by users onsite and offsite.
It is essentially an exhibition of the collection curated by the people who are accessing it. The project reflects the pulse of the library as well as revealing the richness and diversity of the collection and the interests of its users. It aims to inspire further exploration.
Where there is an image available for an item, a preview is shown and generally displayed at a larger size as they are more visually striking. Book covers however are usually kept at a smaller size due to their image quality.
If no image is available, the items are colour coded, according to their call number or main subject area.
|100 Philosophy and Psychology|
|300 Social Sciences|
|600 Technology (Applied Sciences)|
|700 Arts and Recreation|
|900 Geography and History|
|Published (no call number)|
|Non-published (e.g. photos, maps)|
Index Records provide access to a range of resources including: Convict registers, Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander family records.
Any item can be selected to be viewed in detail and from there a link is provided to access the item’s record in the library’s catalogue, One Search.
Items accessed by users who are onsite at the library are indicated by a “page fold” on their image.
SLQ Unstacked builds upon the work created during the inaugural DX Lab Fellowship at the State Library of NSW by Elisa Lee and Adam Hinshaw. We would like to acknowledge the DX Lab for making this fellowship code available under a creative commons license.
The colour codification of the dewey decimal system was originally designed by Chris Gaul for the UTS Library and has been adapted for the SLQ.