Montreal's most popular library books

Montreal's most popular library books

Organisation: Montreal Gazette (Canada)

Publication Date: 01/27/2015



Using open data on library catalogues, we set out to find the most loaned-out books form Montreal's public libraries. We analyzed a database of 4.4 million titles and found the most popular book in each city borough across several genres. We found that graphic novels are by far the most popular type of book (especially manga). But we also saw that libraries have not become DVD clubs as many suspect. The written word is alive and well, especially among youth.

Technologies used for this project:

iPython/pandas for analyzing the data. ArcMap for mapping. Tableau for chart.
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