Office Hours Extra: Geospatial & Geosocial

https://twitter.com/#!/nypl/status/25616837626560512

Job description: http://sla-divisions.typepad.com/njslajobs/2009/12/geospatial-librarian-new-york.html

Duties include:

  • In collaboration with others, develops scaleable tools for delivering NYPL’s digital collections to the public using web mapping discovery technologies and advises on best practices for metadata schema
  • Collaborates with Library Sites and Services staff and engages with users and researchers to provide reference and research services including individualized consultations; engages with users online to foster an interactive and creative use of collection content
  • Promotes and interprets the collections through the use of online tools, classroom instruction, curriculum development, exhibitions and publications
  • Expands outreach to local, national, and international audiences, including K-12 groups

Again – a new reality. I can’t help think that for many folks it’s easy to take sites like Foursquare and Gowalla lightly, when in fact,  it gets so much more interesting by thinking forward and  adding geosocial/geospatial layers to library services like map collections. See this post for more: http://www.alatechsource.org/blog/2010/12/geosocial-locations-and-libraries.html

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