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