ERIC Number: ED429609
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1999-Mar
Reference Count: N/A
The ARL Geographic Information Systems Literacy Project. SPEC Kit 238 and SPEC Flyer 238.
Davie, D. Kevin, Comp.; Fox, James, Comp.; Preece, Barbara, Comp.
The Association of Research Libraries (ARL), in partnership with Geographic Information System (GIS) vendors and foundations launched the GIS Literacy Project in 1992. This SPEC Kit and Flyer provide results from a survey conducted to examine how, in the years since the GIS Literacy Project began, ARL libraries have organized their delivery of GIS. Results are discussed in the SPEC Flyer in terms of the survey questions which focused on four categories: (1) general information about the library's role in delivery GIS services; (2) the number, level, and academic preparation or other training of staff involved; (3) the amount and kind of equipment, software, and data files that support GIS in the library; and (4) the kind of service offered and by whom it is used. The SPEC Kit contains: the survey questionnaire summarizing and tabulating results; a list of responding institutions; representative documents from ARL, the University of Georgia, Harvard University, North Carolina State University, and Southern Illinois University; and selected readings and World Wide Web sites. (AEF)
Descriptors: Academic Libraries, Geography, Higher Education, Information Systems, Library Administration, Library Equipment, Library Personnel, Library Role, Library Services, Library Statistics, Library Surveys, Questionnaires, Research Libraries, Training, World Wide Web
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Publication Type: Reports - Research; Tests/Questionnaires
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Association of Research Libraries, Washington, DC. Office of Leadership and Management Services.