Enabling Spatial Scholarship:<br />The University of Virginia Library <br />Geospatial Data Portal<br />Joseph Gilbert<br ...
the spatial turn in digital scholarship<br />Emergence of widespread tools that allow scholars to explore natural, social,...
difficulties<br />complex software<br />lots of (certain kinds of) maps and data<br />discovery nightmares<br />loosely or...
a suite of open-source tools<br />
using the portal<br />
using the portal<br />
rich metadata, <br />multiple modes<br />of access<br />
looking forward: NEH-funded projects<br />Neatline (Omekaplugins)<br />Institute for Enabling Geospatial Scholarship<br />
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    1. 1. Enabling Spatial Scholarship:<br />The University of Virginia Library <br />Geospatial Data Portal<br />Joseph Gilbert<br />Scholars’ Lab<br />University of Virginia Library<br />
    2. 2. the spatial turn in digital scholarship<br />Emergence of widespread tools that allow scholars to explore natural, social, and imaginary spaces across time<br />Distant reading (Moretti)<br />Spatial History Lab (Stanford)<br />Hypercities (UCLA)<br />Historical Census Browser, Southern History Database, Salem Witch Trials(UVA)<br />
    3. 3. difficulties<br />complex software<br />lots of (certain kinds of) maps and data<br />discovery nightmares<br />loosely organized CDs, drives, etc.<br />Almost no metadata<br />Maps treated as simple images<br />
    4. 4. a suite of open-source tools<br />
    5. 5. using the portal<br />
    6. 6. using the portal<br />
    7. 7. rich metadata, <br />multiple modes<br />of access<br />
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    12. 12. looking forward: NEH-funded projects<br />Neatline (Omekaplugins)<br />Institute for Enabling Geospatial Scholarship<br />

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