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ERIC Number: EJ1089247
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2015
Pages: 15
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-1361-4533
Shared Geospatial Metadata Repository for Ontario University Libraries: Collaborative Approaches
Forward, Erin; Leahey, Amber; Trimble, Leanne
New Review of Academic Librarianship, v21 n2 p170-184 2015
Successfully providing access to special collections of digital geospatial data in academic libraries relies upon complete and accurate metadata. Creating and maintaining metadata using specialized standards is a formidable challenge for libraries. The Ontario Council of University Libraries' Scholars GeoPortal project, which created a shared geospatial data infrastructure, involved centrally curating metadata for shared geospatial data collections, using a collaborative and cost-effective consortial model. This article presents the background and findings of the Scholars GeoPortal project. Through the development of advanced library systems and expertise, libraries in Ontario have improved discovery and access to geospatial data for researchers.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: Canada
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