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Title: The St. Louis Public Library's Electronic Atlas: A successful GIS application in the public library environment
Author(s): Watts, Anne
Subject(s): Geographic Information Systems (GIS) Public libraries
Abstract: In 1974, the U.S. Census Bureau published a collection of thematic maps from the 1970 census. The maps found a wide audience during the decade. However, the bureau did not produce a companion set from either the 1 980 or 1 990 censuses. Other organizations have responded to the demands of data users with comparable products. Rather than producing a published set of thematic maps, the St. Louis Public Library (SLPL), with the Illinois State Data Center at Southern Illinois University at Edwardsville, decided to produce an electronic set of thematic maps using 1990 U.S. Census data. The St. Louis Public Library 's electronic atlas began with clearly defined goals, modest expenditures, and a wide range of community partnerships. As the electronic atlas enters its third year of operation, it is possible for the participants to discuss the components of a successful implementation of Geographic Information System (GIS) technologies in a public library environment.
Issue Date: 1996
Publisher: Graduate School of Library and Information Science, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
Citation Info: Watts, A. (1996) The St. Louis Public Library's Electronic Atlas: A successful GIS application in the public library environment. In L.C.Smith and M.Gluck (eds) Geographic information systems and libraries: patrons, maps, and spatial information : [papers presented at the 1995 Clinic on Library Applications of Data Processing, April 10-12, 1995]: 213-220.
Series/Report: Geographic information systems and libraries: patrons, maps, and spatial information [papers presented at the 1995 Clinic on Library Applications of Data Processing, April 10-12, 1995]
Genre: Conference Paper / Presentation
Type: Text
Language: English
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/2142/419
ISBN: 0878450971
ISSN: 0069-4789
Publication Status: published or submitted for publication
Date Available in IDEALS: 2007-03-20
 

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