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Geographic Information: Organization, Access, and Use
Wednesday, April 06, 2016
Category: Webinars

Geographic information (GI) in the context of big data creates new avenues of concern over its organization, access, and use.  In this presentation, an overview of the background and present challenges facing the preservation of GI will be discussed as follows: 1) The roles of librarians, archivists, data scientists, and other information professionals in the creation of GI records for its organization, access, and use; 2) Geospatial data discovery, geographic information policy, metadata creation; and 3) the curricular development and delivery form the Institute of Museum and Library Services (IMLS) Geographic Information Librarianship project.

Dr. Wade Bishop is an assistant professor in the School of Information Sciences at the University of Tennessee, Knoxville. Bishop has an M.L.I.S. from the University of South Florida and a Ph.D. from Florida State University. His research focus is on geographic information (GI) organization, access and use, as well as the study of GI occupations, education, and training. He has other research expertise that includes physical access for users to U.S. public libraries (using Geographic information Systems (GIS)) and the evaluation of many other services and resources in academic and public libraries. He has professional experience as an assistant professor, teacher, academic librarian, graduate research associate, teaching assistant, and instructor.

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