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GIS in Academic Libraries. Jill Knoke-Staggs Special Collections Intern [email protected] What is GIS?. You are here!. UARK is already embracing GIS. http://campusmaps.uark.edu /. GIS – Geographic Information Systems. Spatially Yours. Example:.

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gis in academic libraries

GIS in Academic Libraries

Jill Knoke-Staggs

Special Collections Intern

[email protected]

what is gis
What is GIS?

You are here!

uark is already embracing gis
UARK is already embracing GIS
  • http://campusmaps.uark.edu/
why use gis in academic libraries
Why use GIS in Academic Libraries?

A Picture…

…is worth 1000 words

  • i·ro·ny
  • 1    [ahy-ruh-nee, ahy-er-]  noun, plural i·ro·nies.1.the use of words to convey a meaning that is the opposite of its literal meaning: the irony of her reply, “How nice!” when Isaid I had to work all weekend.
  • 2.Literature .a.a technique of indicating, as through character or plotdevelopment, an intention or attitude opposite to thatwhich is actually or ostensibly stated.
  • b.(especially in contemporary writing) a manner oforganizing a work so as to give full expressiontocontradictory or complementary impulses, attitudes,etc., especially as a means of indicating detachmentfrom a subject, theme, or emotion.
  • 3.Socratic irony.
  • 4.dramatic irony.
  • 5.an outcome of events contrary to what was, or might have been, expected.
definition of gis
Definition of GIS
  • Geographical Information Systems is a collection of computer hardware, software (GIS program), and geographic data for capturing, managing, analyzing, and displaying all forms of geographically referenced information.
  • 5 elements: Hardware, Software, Data, Methods & People
can the ua libraries use this
Can the UA Libraries use this?
  • Eva Dodsworth and Andrew Nicholson, 2011, “Google Earth Usage in Academic Libraries” survey, (January, 2011, unpublished).
  • Over 80 responses, US and Canada
    • 45% use Google Mapping Products on a weekly basis (27% use them more than 3 times a week)
    • 82% (58) used these products to answer research questions
    • 61% (43) used these products for creating or accessing a finding aid tool
    • 56% (40) for instruction purposes
    • 27% for promotion/marketing
    • 20% (14) have used them for project work such as georeferencing imagery, for use in webpages and for training purposes
    • For more information on Ms. Dodsworth’s studies, pick up her book, Getting Started with GIS, A LITA Guide. Or visit her site: http://www.lib.uwaterloo.ca
anyone can make a map
Anyone can make a map!
  • Neogeography - Essentially, Neogeography is about people using and creating their own maps, on their own terms and by combining elements of an existing toolset. Andrew Turner, 2007.

www.openstreetmap.org

http://www.scribblemaps.com

https://maps.google.com/

anyone can make a map1
Anyone can make a map!

http://www.scribblemaps.com 1st create a database

then upload it….

http://www.rogersarkansas.com/cemetery/database.asp

anyone can make a map2
Anyone can make a map!

http://www.scribblemaps.com Choose pins and insert a key

http://www.scribblemaps.com/maps/view/5T9V96wEnY

answering patron questions
Answering Patron Questions
  • http://libinfo.uark.edu/SpecialCollections/univarchives/namesakes.asp
the view from up there
The view from up there
  • Sample patron question: I would like to get a better idea of the landscape around Thorncrown Chapel (designed by architect Fay Jones). Can you give me an idea?
researchers use google earth
Researchers use Google Earth
  • Archeologists often use satellite and aerial imagery to study land formations. This helps them determine where to locate their next dig.
  • This interesting looking area is Scott, AR where the Toltec Indian Mounds are located.
view historical maps
View historical maps

Bauxite Mines Alcoa

Bauxite Mines Norton-Alcoa

Today (2012)

  • 1994

Maps could be used in the historical sketch’s of larger collections. This map references this collection  http://libinfo.uark.edu/specialcollections/findingaids/ead/transform.asp?xml=mc1657&xsl=findingaid

mapping the stacks
Mapping the Stacks
  • Mullins Library
  • Tisch Library

http://www.esri.com/news/arcuser/0111/tufts.html

thank you

Thank you!

For more information on GIS, contact me at jill.kn[email protected] or Kate Dougherty at [email protected]

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