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Journal of Map & Geography Libraries

For a Special Issue on

Current States and Future Directions for Geoportals and Geospatial Data Archiving

Manuscript deadline
03 May 2024

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Special Issue Editor(s)

Theresa Quill, Indiana University Bloomington
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Joshua Sadvari, The Ohio State University
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Current States and Future Directions for Geoportals and Geospatial Data Archiving

The Journal of Map & Geography Libraries invites articles highlighting professional practice, case studies, and research-based approaches on the role of map and geospatial library professionals in creating, maintaining, promoting, or otherwise working with geoportals and/or geospatial data archives. The purpose of this special issue is to share best practices, perspectives, and emerging trends related to the discovery, access, use, and preservation of digitized and born digital resources to advance the work of map and geospatial library professionals.  

 We encourage a broad range of contributions including original research articles, literature review articles, case studies, and critical reflection papers supported by literature and/or professional practice. We welcome submissions from library professionals with perspectives from beyond map and geospatial information librarianship, such as special collections and archives, cataloging/technical services, government documents, digital scholarship, and research data management.  

 Suggested topics include, but are not limited to:  

    • Considerations for common geospatial information formats, including born digital or digitized map images, geospatial data, and interactive maps and GIS applications  

 

    • Contextualizing geospatial information resources within archival policies or best practices, guiding principles for research data management, or lessons learned from other areas of librarianship  

 

    • Collaborations with content creators, including university researchers and external entities such as local governments, state agencies, etc.  

 

    • Opportunities for new types of collection development and “collections as data” approaches to cartographic materials 

 

    • Best practices or innovations in digitizing cartographic materials 

 

    • Pedagogical applications of geospatial data archives or geoportals 

 

    • Technical infrastructure needs for discovery, access, use, and preservation of digital resources 

 

    • Implications of evolving open access and open data policies on library systems and services  

 

 Article abstracts are due on February 6, 2024, and authors will be notified by February 13, 2024 of an invitation to submit a full manuscript. Manuscript submissions will be due by May 3, 2024.  

 Send article abstracts to [email protected] and [email protected] with the subject: Geoportal Special Issue.  

Submission Instructions

Article abstracts are due on February 6, 2024, and authors will be notified by February 13, 2024 of an invitation to submit a full manuscript. Send article abstracts to [email protected] and [email protected] with the subject: Geoportal Special Issue.  

 Completed manuscripts will be due by May 3, 2024, and authors should indicate the paper is associated with the “Geoportals and Geospatial Data Archives” special issue when submitting. Submissions should be 3,000 – 7,000 words, though exceptions will be considered. This word count does not include the abstract, references section, or table/figure captions. Manuscripts will go through a double-anonymous peer review process. The earlier a submission is received before the due date, the earlier the peer review process will begin.  

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