Research Libraries: Faculty Senate Senate Hears About Digital Initiatives at Stanford Libraries
From Stanford News:
Stanford University Libraries will celebrate Earth Day – April 22 – with the release of EarthWorks, its official online search tool for geographic information systems (GIS), maps and other geographic datasets, University Librarian Michael Keller told the Faculty Senate on Thursday.
The new search tool allows users to browse by institution – among the collections of eight universities and the Office of Geographic Information in Massachusetts. Users also can search by data type, place name and subject.
Once you’ve retrieved a map from these sources, you can operate on the map, adding data, saving it locally, and using it in presentations in teaching and research,” said Keller, who also is the director of Academic Information Resources in Stanford University Libraries. “I should say, by the way, that the development of EarthWorks and the development of SearchWorks [for browsing Stanford’s library collections] have been possible due to a mighty fine grant from our president.”
About Gary Price
Gary Price (firstname.lastname@example.org) is a librarian, writer, consultant, and frequent conference speaker based in the Washington D.C. metro area. He earned his MLIS degree from Wayne State University in Detroit. Price has won several awards including the SLA Innovations in Technology Award and Alumnus of the Year from the Wayne St. University Library and Information Science Program. From 2006-2009 he was Director of Online Information Services at Ask.com. Gary is also the co-founder of infoDJ an innovation research consultancy supporting corporate product and business model teams with just-in-time fact and insight finding.