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dc.contributor.authorHouser, Rhonda
dc.identifier.citationHouser, Rhonda. "Building a Library GIS Service from the Ground Up." Library Trends 55:2 (Fall 2006): 315-326.
dc.description.abstractGeographic 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.
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dc.publisherThe Johns Hopkins University Press
dc.subjectGeographic information systems services
dc.subjectGIS services
dc.subjectSpatial data services
dc.subjectLibrary GIS
dc.titleBuilding a Library GIS Service from the Ground Up

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