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<div>Thanks John,</div>
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<div>This helps with the tech side of things, but doesn't yet address the underlying issue. &nbsp;We need to look at a Big Data project here!</div>
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<div>Kathy&nbsp;</div>
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<span style="font-weight:bold">From: </span>John H Clark &lt;<a href="mailto:clarkjh@lafayette.edu">clarkjh@lafayette.edu</a>&gt;<br>
<span style="font-weight:bold">Date: </span>Tuesday, October 1, 2013 10:08 AM<br>
<span style="font-weight:bold">To: </span>Kathy Weimer &lt;<a href="mailto:k-weimer@library.tamu.edu">k-weimer@library.tamu.edu</a>&gt;<br>
<span style="font-weight:bold">Cc: </span>&quot;<a href="mailto:geohumsig@lists.digitalhumanities.org">geohumsig@lists.digitalhumanities.org</a>&quot; &lt;<a href="mailto:geohumsig@lists.digitalhumanities.org">geohumsig@lists.digitalhumanities.org</a>&gt;<br>
<span style="font-weight:bold">Subject: </span>Re: [GeoHumanities SIG] place in library catalog<br>
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<div>There is a crosswalk from Alexandria Dig Lib from MARC to FGDC which might help with the task
<span class="Object" id="OBJ_PREFIX_DWT371_com_zimbra_url"><span class="Object" id="OBJ_PREFIX_DWT377_com_zimbra_url"><a href="http://www.alexandria.ucsb.edu/public-documents/metadata/marc2fgdc.html" target="_blank" data-mce-href="http://www.alexandria.ucsb.edu/public-documents/metadata/marc2fgdc.html">http://www.alexandria.ucsb.edu/public-documents/metadata/marc2fgdc.html</a></span></span>.&nbsp;
 But of course, MARC records are notoriously lackadaisical when it comes to geography elements.</div>
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<div><span name="x"></span>John H Clark<br>
Data Visualization &amp; GIS Librarian<br>
Skillman Library<br>
Lafayette College<span name="x"></span><br>
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<b>From: </b>&quot;Kathy Weimer&quot; &lt;<a href="mailto:k-weimer@library.tamu.edu">k-weimer@library.tamu.edu</a>&gt;<br>
<b>To: </b><a href="mailto:geohumsig@lists.digitalhumanities.org">geohumsig@lists.digitalhumanities.org</a><br>
<b>Sent: </b>Tuesday, October 1, 2013 10:50:05 AM<br>
<b>Subject: </b>[GeoHumanities SIG] place in library catalog<br>
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<div style="font-family: Calibri, sans-serif; "><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-family: Calibri; ">I am wondering if any of you GeoHumanists are familiar with research projects looking at the concept of place representation in the traditional library
 catalog. &nbsp;In my opinion, library catalogs have never done a good job with representing place-based subject information.&nbsp; The fields and headings are either too specific or too general and do not provide insight into geographic contexts (adjacency, proximity,
 containment, etc.).&nbsp;</span></div>
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<p class="MsoNormal" style="font-family: Calibri, sans-serif; "><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-family: Calibri; ">Various data in the subject headings and coded fields could be harvested and result in a map-based search engine which would likely
 yield more interesting results that the typical subject or keyword search.&nbsp; If you know of prior work looking at harvesting and visualizing placial data from catalog records, I would like to know. &nbsp;Ideas?&nbsp; Suggestions? &nbsp;</span></p>
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