This month's Education Executive magazine features an interview with Patricia Carbajales about Branner Library's support and outreach efforts with GIS. Read about it here!
Branner Earth Sciences Library & Map Collections
Branner Earth Sciences Library Blog
I am pleased to announce that Hannah Winkler has recently started in her new position as the Earth Sciences Librarian at Branner Earth Sciences Library and Map Collections. Hannah comes to us from North Carolina where she recently received her MLIS from the University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill. Her degree focused on science librarianship and included coursework in science information and GIS. She received a dual Bachelor's Degree from Guilford College in Geology and English.
Please join me in welcoming G. Salim Mohammed to SULAIR and Stanford. Salim started on June 1st and is our new Digital and Rare Map Librarian. Salim comes to us from the University of Hawaii at Manoa where he was the Maps/GIS Librarian. He had about a month's overlap with Bob Schwarzwalder before Bob started working here. Salim arrived in Hawaii in early 2007, after the devastating October 2004 Halloween flood. One of his jobs was to spearhead the effort to move the paper map-based collection to a digital-heavy geospatial service model.
We are happy to announce that Carlin Otto has joined Branner Earth Sciences Library & Map Collections as the new Circulation, Course Reserves, Gifts & Monographic Specialist! Her first day was Nov. 10th and she is responsible for running our Circulation Desk in the afternoons, adding course reserves, ingesting gifts to the library, processing new books and more!
Please join us in celebrating GIS Day at Stanford University on November 17th, 12:30pm at the Y2E2 building!
For more information go to: https://lib.stanford.edu/gis-branner-library/gis-day-2010.
Branner Library's new exhibit features two vastly different atlases, one designed specifically for "the masses" and the other to be so exclusive that only "1 in 3.3 million people" on the planet will own it.
The Society for the Diffusion of Useful Knowledge in England was formed in 1826 specifically to create works about a variety of subject matter, written in a plain manner and published at a reasonable price allowing for mass readership. The atlas on display is one of the last printed by the group from 1844.
The Library of Congress recently recognized Julie Sweetkind-Singer, the Assistant Director of Geospatial, Cartographic and Scientific Data & Services, as a "Pioneer of Digital Preservation" She joins LOCKSS Program founders Vicky Reich and David Rosenthal, who were recognized in 2009.
The Library of Congress Digital Preservation Program was started in 2000, and features a new person or organization as a Digital Preservation Pioneer each month on its web site.
We are in the process of adding several new positions that will expand the scope of what SERG provides to Stanford. A new "Map Curator" and "Map Technical Specialist" will be hired to staff a new facility that will be developed in Green Library to provide physical and online access to maps and geospatial data. The Map Curator will report to Julie Sweetkind-Singer. In addition, we are creating a new map scanning station and hiring a two-year term position to do map digitization through the DLSS budget.
ESRI has developed an extensive range of GIS products to help manage, analysis and visualize geospatial data.
Desktop GIS (ArcGIS Desktop): refers to three different products- ArcInfo, ArcEditor, and ArcView- which are designed for a home computer system.