RECOMMENDED: Preserving Geospatial Data: DPC Technology Watch Report

The Digital Preservation Coalition has made freely-available online Preserving Geospatial Data, written by Meagan A. Snow, Geospatial Data Visualization Librarian at the Geography & Map Division of the Library of Congress:

This report is designed as a resource for use by librarians, archivists, and digital preservation specialists who may be new to the realm of geospatial data but want a practical understanding of the geospatial data files they encounter in their collections. It may also be useful to geographers, cartographers, academics, and researchers who are increasingly involved in the preservation decisions around their own research data or mapping products. The report focuses on describing challenges specific to the preservation and management of geospatial data.

dh+lib Review

This post was produced through a cooperation between Olivia Staciwa, Rebekah Walker, Mark Szarko, Ruth Carpenter, and Christine Salek (Editors-at-Large), John Russell and Nickoal Eichmann-Kalwara (Editors for the week), Claudia Berger, Hillary Richardson, Rachel Starry, Linsey Ford, and Pamella Lach (dh+lib Review Editors).