Preface and Acknowledgments

James Powell, Santa Fe, New Mexico

This book is in part an expanded version of a paper published in the ALA journal Information Technology and Libraries in December 2011 entitled “Graphs in Libraries: A Primer.” This paper was written by myself and Matthew Hopkins, along with Daniel Alcazar, Robert Olendorf, Tamara McMahon, Amber Wu, and Linn Collins. Even though many library services are based upon or derived from network analysis, there weren’t a lot of publications about graph theory and its applications in library and information science. This paper provided a good introduction to the topic, but ultimately a 5000 word feature article could do little more than scratch the surface. Several of us decided it might ...

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