Digital curation and the GeoWeb: An emerging role for geographic information librarians

Bradley Wade Bishop, Tony H. Grubesic, Sonya Prasertong

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Abstract

The rise of the GeoWeb and the proliferation of volunteered geographic information (VGI) have permanently changed the volume and types of geospatial data available for consumption. This has simultaneously altered the role of data curation and information provision roles of geographic information librarians (GILs). The purpose of this paper is to provide a succinct history of geospatial data services in libraries and a discussion of current challenges encountered by information professionals with the GeoWeb. The paper concludes with an overview of the importance of incorporating the GeoWeb into future geospatial data curation training.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)296-312
Number of pages17
JournalJournal of Map and Geography Libraries
Volume9
Issue number3
DOIs
StatePublished - Sep 1 2013

Keywords

  • GeoWeb
  • data curation
  • digital curation training
  • geographic information librarianship

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Library and Information Sciences

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