What is Stack View?
Stack View is a library browsing tool. It gives visual clues to the character of the holdings and their frequency of use.
How is size determined?
The form factor of each media object in Stack View is derived from catalog records. We find the artifact height in the record itself, and we derive width based on the page count. Other media representations follow proportionately.
How are they drawn?
What about color?
Color visualizes a books ShelfRank. The depth of color correlates to frequency of checkouts. The more an asset has traffic in the collection, the darker the blue.
More than just books?
Yes. Stack View visualizes multiple media types, expanding the notion of what can live on a “shelf” — cds, dvds, websites, books, serials. More to come. Suggestions?
Get the code
Use Stack View in your own applications. Everything you need is up on GitHub.