My paper regarding GIS is published on a Japanese Academic Journal

November 11, 2009 at 2:04 am Leave a comment

My paper entitled “Trend of GIS services in US academic libraries -from comparison of past surveys and current situation of the University of Pittsburgh” is published on Journal of Information Science and Technology Association.
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Abstract: This paper studies trends and the prospects for future of GIS (Geographic Information Systems) services in U.S. academic libraries, which have started in early 1990s, based on past surveys, my follow-up survey, and relation with GIS education. Libraries at the doctoral/research universities offer GIS services almost 90% already, but they need to have a good data collection plan in order to increase users. Libraries at the master’s colleges and universities, and the baccalaureate colleges offer GIS services only 20-30% but its proportion will be increased in near future. They would better to do joint efforts between libraries and other departments on campus regarding the use of GIS for better services.

「情報の科学と技術」11月号の歴史地理情報システムに関する特集に、「米国大学図書館におけるGISサービスの動向-過去のアンケート調査の比較とピッツバーグ大学図書館の現状から」と題した論文を寄稿しました。 PDFはこちらをクリックしてください

抄訳:本稿は,米国大学図書館が1990 年代前半から提供し始めたGIS(Geographic Information Systems)サービスの動向と将来の展望を,過去のアンケート調査と著者の追跡調査,GIS 教育との関わりを通して考察する。大規模大学図書館ではすでに90%の普及率に達しているが,今後利用者を増やしていくには,しっかりしたデータ・コレクション・プランが必要であると考えられる。また,中規模,小規模大学図書館はまだ20~30%の普及率でこれからも伸びるであろうが,より充実したGIS サービスを提供していくには,学科や学部との共同作業が望ましいと思われる。

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