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Visualize LA

Visualize LA is a hub for using Los Angeles based USC Library collections as data.

What is collections as data?

Collections as data is a recent movement in libraries aimed at providing access and support to library materials for computational research.

USC Libraries has been focused on looking at how we can provide more holistic access to our digital library and other archival collections so that they can be used as research data. The USC Digital Library features a remarkable set of collections that can support research on and about Los Angeles. This research guide highlights some of our efforts to provide access to metadata from our collections as well as materials and workshops for how to use it with tools and software.

For more information about the IMLS grant funded initiative please visit -