Bounce-Back follow-upWorkshop: “Sci2 Tool


April 19, 2012


The eHumanities Group organised  a workshop with Katy Boerner (Indiana University):  Bounce-Back follow-upWorkshop: “Sci2 Tool: Temporal, Geospatial, Topical, and Network Analysis and Visualization – addressing humanities scholars”. as part of the Methods Workshop Series at eHumanities group.

Bounce-Back follow-upWorkshop for attendees of the 16 February Tutorial on:
Sci2 Tool: Temporal, Geospatial, Topical, and Network Analysis and Visualization – addressing humanities scholars.
The format will be lecture and “hands-on” training and a feedback option for your own explorations, see agenda below. We would like to encourage you to come with your own data this time and share with us experimentations and experiences you might have had with Sci2 in the meantime. Katy will be available for questions before the start of the meeting. Please do send a mail back to Jeannette [] by 12 April to 1) register and 2) send on a title for a mini-presentation you would like to share with us,
Please bring your laptop and pre-install the tool (free download at
The Science of Science Tool (Sci2) ( was designed for researchers and practitioners interested to study and understand the structure and dynamics of science. Today is used by major federal agencies in the US but also by researchers from more than 40 countries and from many different areas of research — including arts and humanities scholars.
Sci2 is a standalone desktop application that installs and runs on Windows, Linux x86 and Mac OSX and supports:
Reading and writing of 20 major file formats (e.g., ISI, Scopus, bibtex, nsf, EndNote, CSV, Pajek .net, XGMML, GraphML),
Easy access to more than 180 algorithms for the temporal, geospatial, topical, and network analysis and visualization of scholarly datasets at the micro (individual), meso (local), and macro (global) levels, and
Professional visualization of analysis results by means of large-format charts and maps.
Börner, Katy. (2010). Atlas of Science: Visualizing What We Know. The MIT Press. (
Tool Links:
Katy Börner is the Victor H. Yngve Professor of Information Science at the School of Library and Information Science, and Founding Director of the Cyberinfrastructure for Network Science Center at Indiana University. She is a curator of the Places & Spaces: Mapping Science exhibit. Her research focuses on the development of data analysis and visualization techniques for information access, understanding, and management. She is particularly interested in the study of the structure and evolution of scientific disciplines; the analysis and visualization of online activity; and the development of cyberinfrastructures for large scale scientific collaboration and computation. She is the co-editor of the book ‘Visual Interfaces to Digital Libraries’ and a special issue of PNAS on ‘Mapping Knowledge Domains’ (2004). She holds a MS in Electrical Engineering from the University of Technology in Leipzig, 1991 and a Ph.D. in Computer Science from the University of Kaiserslautern, 1997. Web site: