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The mission of the Government Documents Round Table (GODORT) is to (1) To provide a forum for discussion of problems, concerns, and for exchange of ideas by librarians working with government documents; (2) to provide a force for initiating and supporting programs to increase availability, use, and bibliographic control of documents; (3) to increase communication between documents librarians and other librarians; (4) to contribute to the extension and improvement of education and training of documents librarians.

Learn more about GODORT on the ALA website.

August 29th Help! Webinar - Tips for navigating spatial data resources

  • 1.  August 29th Help! Webinar - Tips for navigating spatial data resources

    Posted Aug 15, 2023 02:57 PM

    Hello GODORT! 

    Register today for the next Help! I'm an Accidental Government Information Librarian Webinar on August 29, 2023 from 2:00pm to 3:00pm Eastern

    This webinar will feature Tips for Navigating Spatial Data Resources with Kevin Dyke from MAGIRT.  Spatial data (including paper and digital maps as well as GIS datasets) are a common product of governmental agencies, and as such frequently find a home in library collections. The distinct form factor and subject matter of maps makes them a valuable resource for all kinds of users, but at the same time complicates storage and discovery. In this webinar, we will explore some innovative approaches to handling spatial data and making it accessible, both in person and online.

    Kevin Dyke is Maps and Spatial Data Curator at Edmon Low Library. His responsibilities include stewarding the library's physical map and aerial photograph collection, managing the digitization and preservation of the collection, and making the collection more accessible and relevant to members of the Oklahoma State University community and the public. Originally trained as a geographer, Dyke is also an experienced user and developer of GIS software.

    Registration Link: https://ala-events.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_TB6XPsRGQR6pm3jDPjULvQ

    We hope to see you there!

    Help! Webinar Committee

    Kate Tallman
    Interim Faculty Director, Rare & Distinctive Collections
    University of Colorado-Boulder