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Monday, December 10 • 2:30pm - 3:15pm
1.6 Changing the Geospatial Data Landscape in Libraries

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While geospatial methods are an increasingly powerful research tool across many disciplines, there are significant barriers to curating and providing access to geospatial data. Discovery, metadata creation, web-based delivery, and preservation present significant challenges for libraries when dealing with geospatial content. Since 2014, a group of organizations has been collaborating to solve these problems together. This collaboration has seen the formation of several successes: open source software projects like GeoBlacklight, collaborative metadata sharing efforts like OpenGeoMetadata, and large-scale organization collaboration to provide federated discovery, such as the Big Ten Academic Alliance Geoportal. While these endeavors have been successful, we have found that not all libraries have the capacity to host content in a digital repository or provide long-term access to data. This talk will discuss the state of the art in technology for geospatial content in libraries, current collaborative approaches that have been successful, and future work that aims to continue the mission of providing greater access to geospatial content.




avatar for Tom Cramer

Tom Cramer

Chief Technology Strategist, University Libraries, Stanford University
Blacklight, IIIF, Samvera, Fedora, VIVO, Research Intelligence, DuraSpace, linked data, Web Archiving, geospatial services, open source, community.
avatar for Karen Majewicz

Karen Majewicz

Geospatial Metadata Coordinator, University of Minnesota
avatar for Jack Reed

Jack Reed

Geospatial Web Engineer, Stanford University

Monday December 10, 2018 2:30pm - 3:15pm EST
Cabinet Room