Going Places in the Catalog: Improved Geographic Access
Library users need effective searching by place. Present geographical
searching is based on place-names and geo-political entities, both often ambiguous
and/or unstable. Gazetteers map place-names to latitude and longitude. This
research and development project will show how linking an online gazetteer with
an online library catalog can improved geographical searching. Funded in part
by an Institute of Museum and Library Services
National Leadership Grant for Libraries, award number LG-02-02-0035-02, Oct
2002 - Sept 2004.
Narrative from project proposal.
Demonstration at WebWise 2004 (Powerpoint) Demonstration handout (PDF)
Work on Gazetteer design.
Principal Investigators: Michael Buckland; Fredric Gey, and Ray R. Larson.
See also related project Support for the Learner: What, Where, When and Who