The new Map Librarians : Local perspectives and local experiences on digital spatial data and map librarianship

Holley, Rose The new Map Librarians : Local perspectives and local experiences on digital spatial data and map librarianship., 2003 . In GeoCart 2003, Taupo, New Zealand, February 2003. [Conference paper]


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Map Librarianship is facing challenging times due to the explosion of digital information. Increasingly library users are expecting access to GIS and geospatial data as well as traditional paper maps. This presents many issues to most traditional library services. Now is the time for librarians to plan ahead and make strategic decisions about the future delivery and concept of the ‘map library’. This paper discusses challenges, issues, and solutions that the University of Auckland Library has been addressing over the last 2 years in order to improve and enhance use and access to maps and geospatial data.

Item type: Conference paper
Keywords: Map Librarianship, map librarians, map libraries, Geographic Information Centers, digital maps, geospatial data, University of Auckland Library, Landscoper, MapLibrarian, digital libraries, GIS, digitisation, digital projects.
Subjects: J. Technical services in libraries, archives, museum. > JG. Digitization.
I. Information treatment for information services > IA. Cataloging, bibliographic control.
Depositing user: Rose Holley
Date deposited: 28 Apr 2006
Last modified: 02 Oct 2014 12:03


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