Persistent Link:
http://hdl.handle.net/10150/105828
Title:
Locating Library Items by GIS Technology
Author:
Xia, Jingfeng
Citation:
Locating Library Items by GIS Technology 2005, 30(1):65-74 Collection Management
Journal:
Collection Management
Issue Date:
2005
URI:
http://hdl.handle.net/10150/105828
Submitted date:
2005-10-31
Abstract:
This article identifies a common problem in many academic libraries: users having difficulties finding library items. It suggests that a mapping system may help solve the problem if the difficulties stem from users who do not understand floor structures of the library or classification of the collections. The technology of Geographic Information Systems (GIS) is proposed to build the system because of its ability to analyze spatial data of collection locations and dynamically present the analytical results in maps of varied detail. Such a GIS item-locating system could be integrated into current online catalog systems so that users would have search results in both textual display and visual demonstration. The article advocates that libraries take advantages of GIS for its inexpensive development and simple implementation.
Type:
Journal Article (Paginated)
Language:
en
Keywords:
Library Systems
Local subject classification:
item location; maps; GIS; online integration

Full metadata record

DC FieldValue Language
dc.contributor.authorXia, Jingfengen_US
dc.date.accessioned2005-10-31T00:00:01Z-
dc.date.available2010-06-18T23:35:08Z-
dc.date.issued2005en_US
dc.date.submitted2005-10-31en_US
dc.identifier.citationLocating Library Items by GIS Technology 2005, 30(1):65-74 Collection Managementen_US
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10150/105828-
dc.description.abstractThis article identifies a common problem in many academic libraries: users having difficulties finding library items. It suggests that a mapping system may help solve the problem if the difficulties stem from users who do not understand floor structures of the library or classification of the collections. The technology of Geographic Information Systems (GIS) is proposed to build the system because of its ability to analyze spatial data of collection locations and dynamically present the analytical results in maps of varied detail. Such a GIS item-locating system could be integrated into current online catalog systems so that users would have search results in both textual display and visual demonstration. The article advocates that libraries take advantages of GIS for its inexpensive development and simple implementation.en_US
dc.format.mimetypeapplication/pdfen_US
dc.language.isoenen_US
dc.subjectLibrary Systemsen_US
dc.subject.otheritem locationen_US
dc.subject.othermapsen_US
dc.subject.otherGISen_US
dc.subject.otheronline integrationen_US
dc.titleLocating Library Items by GIS Technologyen_US
dc.typeJournal Article (Paginated)en_US
dc.identifier.journalCollection Managementen_US
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