May Digital Discussions recording available

An audio recording and presentation slides from Anne Gilliland’s recent Digital Discussions session on “The role of fair use: digitizing material for preservation and access” are now available at:

http://digitaldiscussions.web.unc.edu/session-may-2013-the-role-of-fair-use-digitizing-material-for-preservation-and-access

June Digital Discussions – From Words to Coordinates: “Geo,” discovery, and putting things on maps

Join us for the June Digital Discussions event!

What: From Words to Coordinates: “Geo,” discovery, and putting things on maps

Who: Tim Shearer, Library Systems
When: June 13, 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.