GISSIG Lunch Meeting: Improving GIS Services at Stanford

Thursday May 8, 12 noon
Stanford Humanities Center, Baker Room
Lunch will be provided. Please RSVP.

Julie Sweetkind-Singer: Improving GIS Services at Stanford

Branner Library has been offering GIS data and support to the campus for the last 10 years. The GIS staff has begun an investigation into revamping the services offered to support the diverse and changing needs of the faculty and students utilizing spatial software, data, and methods. Topics of discussion will include the results of the recent user survey, expansion or changes to our existing service model, and ideas for areas of growth in the future. Please help us continue to keep our GIS services vibrant and useful!

Julie Sweetkind-Singer is Head Librarian, GIS and Map Librarian at the Branner Earth Sciences Library & Map Collections. She is currently Stanford’s project lead on a Library of Congress NDIIPP grant whose purpose is to archive digital geospatial data. In 1999, she worked jointly with David Rumsey on the Rumsey Map Collection Web site, which displays over 12,000 maps from the 18th and 19th century. She was the assistant editor of the book, “California 49: forty-nine maps of California from the sixteenth century to the present,” which was published by the California Map Society. She also was the President of the Western Association of Map Libraries from June 2004 – July 2005 and the Vice-President of the California Map Society, Northern Chapter in 2001 and 2002.

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