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Title:Building a Library GIS Service from the Ground Up
Author(s):Houser, Rhonda
Subject(s):Geographic Information Systems (GIS)
Academic libraries.
Abstract:Geographic Information Systems (GIS) services in academic libraries tend to differ, based on availability of GIS data, software, hardware, and staff expertise. GIS services at the University of Kansas are closely aligned with support for government information, data, maps, and statistics. Thus, our responses to users’ needs are often naturally collaborative, optimizing the expertise of multiple staff members and various types of resources. The GIS and Data Specialist assists campus researchers with spatial data and software, as well as facilitating access to GIS data. Lab space for research and coursework involving spatial data is a core component of GIS services. In addition, various levels and types of GIS workshops are offered each semester, and custom training sessions are also available. “Word of mouth” and hands-on workshops are some of the most effective methods of outreach.
Issue Date:2006
Publisher:Graduate School of Library and Information Science. University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
Citation Info:In Library Trends 55 (2) Fall 2006: 315–326.
Publication Status:published or submitted for publication
Rights Information:Copyright 2006 Board of Trustees of the University of Illinois
Date Available in IDEALS:2008-02-22

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