As I discussed in my post Digging for Bankruptcy, I have been exploring data from the Seattle public library. I’m looking at how the books checked out reflect the financial crisis over the past half-dozen years.
I created a quick test, connecting Processing to the database of transactions to build a visualization. This shows a quick illustration of the trends, but it served primarily as a jumping off point with the technology. It shows the relative number of books taken out year by year on personal law dealing with bankruptcy (dewey number 346.73077).