[GeoHumanities SIG] place in library

Kathy Weimer k-weimer at library.tamu.edu
Thu Oct 3 00:57:26 CEST 2013


I had not seen the Finnish Culture Sampo – It is chock full of information!  I am really intrigued by the biographies that are both temporal and spatially referenced.

I will look for the ALA book.  There is great energy in the metadata/cataloging world with lots of innovative search tools just waiting to be created.

Good luck to you and Kevin on next steps on your project, and your work with the doc student.  Now, of course, we will all be waiting to see what you will put together -


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Date: Wednesday, October 2, 2013 12:57 PM
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Subject: Re: [GeoHumanities SIG] place in library

The one active example that does what you are talking about is the Finnish Culture Sampo found here: http://www.kulttuurisampo.fi/?lang=en

I am currently working with a Library Science PhD student here at UWM on a prototype from our catalog for her dissertation research.

Also, Kevin Clair and I have written and presented about the need for this kind of search and are starting to get back on track with moving forward after both of us having taken new positions in the last year. So we'll hopefully have new stuff coming out sooner rather than later.

This book was just published by ALA http://www.alastore.ala.org/detail.aspx?ID=4051 and will hopefully provide some more movement for librarians. It just arrived at the library here and I'm waiting for it to come through my office so I can read it.

Hope this helps.


Marcy Bidney
Curator, American Geographical Society Library
Assistant Director, University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee Libraries
University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee
2311 E. Hartford Ave
Milwaukee, WI 53211

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