Digital Discussions – December 6, 2012

The Digital Discussions session originally scheduled for December 13 has now been moved to December 6. Please join us!

What: From Words to Coordinates: “Geo,” discovery, and putting things on maps
Who: Tim Shearer, Library Systems
When: December 6, Noon – 1 PM
Where: Davis Library 214

In an effort distinct from Geographic Information Systems (GIS), the library has begun to add coordinate information to digital objects. Discovery of these objects is supported through GeoBrowse (www.lib.unc.edu/dc/geobrowse) and GeoSearch (dc.lib.unc.edu/cdm/geosearch/collection/ncmaps/collection/ncmaps).

Tim will discuss the genesis of these new efforts, the decisions and technology behind them, and some ideas for the future.

October and November Digital Discussions presentations online

Recordings and presentation slides from the last two Digital Discussions sessions are now available.

Natasha Smith and Tim Shearer: Commemorative Landscapes of North Carolina
http://digitaldiscussions.web.unc.edu/session-october-2012-commemorative-landscapes-of-north-carolina/

Joe Ryan: Dive Into Data Visualization
http://digitaldiscussions.web.unc.edu/session-november-2012-dive-into-data-visualization/

Also, if you attended Joe Ryan’s session on November 8, please take a moment to fill out a very brief survey about your experience at https://docs.google.com/spreadsheet/viewform?formkey=dElvamRYWjRZd3RzMmg3dDlxa1pxb3c6MQ. We appreciate your feedback!