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presentation at ALA 2010, MAGERT "GIS in Every Library" session

C.C. Miller

on 14 July 2011

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Transcript of ALA:MAGERT 2010

EAS591, "Geoinformatics" Spring, 2008
Spring, 2010
3-hour, grad level
designed to indoctrinate MAGERT GIS in Every Library Chris Miller: Purdue University Libraries Describe how GIS services originated... Tell us about your GIS service model... Please indentify [who uses] GIS at your institution... Trends... "Fishers and Fish - Image 1" from the Emergence of Advertising in America, 1850-1920 collection, Duke University Libraries. Originally attributed to W. Duke Sons & Co. (requests reaching critical mass) Jim Mullins arrives at Purdue 2004 2006.Aug Miller arrives as GIS Specialist 2006.Sep sets up shop, launches campaign to push GIS into disciplinary research and curricula across campus Miller completely abandons approach 2007+ "service" becomes largely about geoinformatics, CI-building, & collaboration ...through which library tenets and technologies are moved far upstream:
into those places where data are generated, questions and applications are developed, and the decision to share spatial products is made decision can, in fact, be "encouraged" by persuasive librarian team members "Would you be able to make a map with World Cup countries highlighted in green?" "We're building a GPS-enabled robot -- how can we generate polylines by post-processing the track logs and automatically store them in PostGIS?" ~ 100 questions/yr the real service model "You can scan this map, right?" "Uh-huh. But what if we did *this*?" "Oh, swell.
Listen, I have another idea..." USDA (Higher Education Challenge Grants): US $150,000 (2 yrs), "Integrating Spatial Educational Experiences (ISEE) into Crop, Soil, and Environmental Science Curricula," 2008+ NSF 07-28, Cyberinfrastructure Vision for 21st Century Discovery
http://www.nsf.gov/pubs/2007/nsf0728/index.jsp Collaborations Lighter Service Common, but Fleeting (data prep, project planning, proposal review, etc.)
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