Scholarly Communications

What is it?

Scholarly Communications is an interdisciplinary field of librarianship that facilitates the dissemination of academic research by fostering emerging communication technologies while reducing legal barriers to access.


Lindsey Langsdon Fox

Lindsey Langsdon Fox
GIS Coordinator

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Authors' Rights
Data Curation
Digital Humanities
Electronic Theses and Dissertations
Geographic Information Systems
Linked Data
Learning Management Systems
Open Access Publishing
Scholarly Repositories

Geographic Information Systems

Geographic Information Systems (GIS) enable users to create, combine, and analyze geocoded datathat is, information connected in some manner to geographic coordinates. GIS tools range from simple and lightweight applications to extremely powerful and complicated suites of software.


Whether you would like to create a spatio-temporal exploration of historical events, embed an interactive map in a web-based project, or conduct a spatial analysis of research data, we can assist you with your project. Our GIS Coordinator will help you with identifying the right tool for your project—from Google Maps to ArcGIS.

The best place to get started is our Research Guide on support for Geographic Information Systems at the Jean and Alexander Heard Library.

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