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Title: Geographical collections in greek academic libraries
Alternative title / Subtitle: current situation and perspectives
Authors: Βαρδακώστα, Ιφιγένεια
Καπιδάκης, Σαράντος
Vardakosta, Ifigenia
Kapidakis, Sarantos
Contributors: Γιαννακόπουλος, Γεώργιος Α. (συντ.)
Σακκάς, Δαμιανός Π. (συντ.)
Item type: Conference publication
Conference Item Type: Full Paper
Keywords: Geospatial data;Academic libraries;Digital libraries;Geographic information systems;Geographic collections;Γεωγραφικές συλλογές;Γεωχωρικά δεδομένα;Ακαδημαϊκές βιβλιοθήκες;Ψηφιακές βιβλιοθήκες;Γεωγραφικά συστήματα πληροφοριών
Subjects: Information sciences
Library science
Πληροφόρηση, Επιστήμη της Πληροφόρησης
Issue Date: 27-Apr-2015
Date of availability: 27-Apr-2015
Abstract: The paper aims at exploring the existence of geospatial collections and the GIS services in Greek academic libraries through a research in their websites. The initial hypothesis is that Greek academic libraries are not familiar with geographical information and services and therefore they have not developed efficient collections and services for their patrons regarding geospatial data. Thus, a research was conducted in various Greek Higher Education Institutions for departments affiliated with geographic information and the use of GIS and those specific libraries websites were scrutinized for the existence of any geographical collection. The findings indicate that only three academic libraries and one Technological Education Institute’s Library offer geospatial information to their users and this specific investigation confirms the hypothesis that Greek university libraries haven’t developed geographical collections and services despite the fact that Greek Universities sustain an efficient number of departments related to the subjects of geography, geology, environmental studies etc. However, these findings should be considered within the wider context of geospatial information in Greece and how this particular kind of information is spread.
Language: English
Citation: Vardakosta, I. & Kapidakis, S. (2011) Geographical collections in greek academic libraries: current situation and perspectives. in "International Conference on Integrated Information (IC-ININFO 2011)". Kos Island, Greece, 29 September - 3 Octomber 2011. pp. 190-193. Available from: [Accessed: 27/04/2015]
Conference: International Conference on Integrated Information (IC-ININFO 2011)
Access scheme: Publicly accessible
License: Αναφορά Δημιουργού-Μη Εμπορική Χρήση-Όχι Παράγωγα Έργα 3.0 Ηνωμένες Πολιτείες
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