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Sudden selector's guide to geography and GIS

Author: Carl Olson; Kim M Ricker
Publisher: Chicago : Collection Management Section of the Association for Library Collections & Technical Services, a division of the American Library Association, 2020.
Series: ALCTS/CMS sudden selector's series, #7
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"If you are reading this paragraph, then you have likely been named a selector and liaison for geography and, possibly, Geographic Information Systems (GIS) in your library. You now have a great deal of distance to cover, and you will need all the energy you can muster. You may not have studied the field formally since your primary school days, and you may even be surprised to know that graduate degrees are awarded  Read more...
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Olson, Carl (Carl P.).
Sudden selector's guide to geography and GIS
Chicago : Collection Management Section of the Association for Library Collections & Technical Services, a division of the American Library Association, 2020
(DLC) 2020011442
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Carl Olson; Kim M Ricker
ISBN: 9780838947715 0838947719
OCLC Number: 1152457724
Description: pages cm.
Contents: What is geography? --
Geography as a discipline --
Geographic Information Systems (GIS) --
Major reference and map resources --
Journals, databases, and further resources in geography and GIS --
Building expertise in geography and GIS --
Conclusion.
Series Title: ALCTS/CMS sudden selector's series, #7
Responsibility: Carl Olson and Kim M. Ricker ; Mary Feeney and Helene Williams, series editors.

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"If you are reading this paragraph, then you have likely been named a selector and liaison for geography and, possibly, Geographic Information Systems (GIS) in your library. You now have a great deal of distance to cover, and you will need all the energy you can muster. You may not have studied the field formally since your primary school days, and you may even be surprised to know that graduate degrees are awarded in the subject, but geography is much more than memorizing states and their capitals, or what is called "place-name geography." You have taken on service to an ancient and complex discipline"--

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