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Wednesday, November 8 • 3:30pm - 4:10pm
And You May Ask Yourself, Well, How Did I Get Here? Library and Vendor Perspectives on Mapping, Data Visualization, and Geographic Analytics

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Mapping, data visualization, and geographic analytics are increasingly important in many research fields: social sciences, business, public health, environmental studies, history, etc. Each year, more research data becomes available and more vendors offer products serving these research needs. In this proposed session, business and geography librarians from two universities and an owner of a mapping, spatial analysis, and GIS software development services company will offer library and vendor perspectives. Topics will include an overview of the different types of data and platforms, selection issues for libraries, campus training and promotion needs, issues vendors face in acquiring third party data and licensing it to libraries, and the future of these tools. We will also share recommendations and best practices to libraries providing these tools and services for their campuses.

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Steve Cramer

Business & Entrepreneurship Librarian, UNC Greensboro
I am the UNCG Business & Economics Librarian. I'm co-chairing the Entrepreneurship & Libraries Conference, which will take place in Durham NC in Fall 2020, https://entrelib.org/. Previously I worked at Duke University and Davenport College. I'm co-founder of Business Librarianship... Read More →
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Kevin Harwell

Business Librarian, Penn State University
Kevin Harwell has been with the Schreyer Business Library since 2000. His areas of specialization are marketing, industry research and accounting. He is also very familiar with entrepreneurship resources, patents and trademarks. Kevin is the author of two Research Guides for en... Read More →
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Charles Swartz

VP, Technology, SimplyAnalytics (formerly SimplyMap/Geographic Research, Inc.)

Wednesday November 8, 2017 3:30pm - 4:10pm EST
Carolina Ballroom B, Francis Marion Hotel 387 King Street, Charleston, SC 29401