[ESIP-all] JMGL Education for Organization, Access & Use of Geographic Information

Bishop, Wade bbisho13 at utk.edu
Wed Oct 28 17:12:55 EDT 2015

The peer-reviewed Journal of Map & Geography Libraries (JMGL) is inviting submissions for a special issue on Education for the Organization, Access, and Use of Geographic Information (http://explore.tandfonline.com/cfp/pgas/jmgl-cfp16).

Geographic information (GI) is ubiquitous, persistent and growing rapidly.  GI is multidimensional, laden with context, subject to interpretation and biases and frequently uncertain.  As with other information formats, those holding cartographic resources and geospatial data both in print and born digital endeavor to make the content findable and useable. Education for organization, access, and use of GI includes (1) the knowledge, skills, and abilities required for information professionals managing GI over its lifecycle; (2) educating users how to find, identify, select, and obtain GI for a variety of purposes; and (3) engagement with educators at K-12 and higher education levels.

Articles are invited for this special issue of JMGL that report on current research and development efforts that may build on previous work on GI education related to its organization, access, and use.

Possible topics include, but are not limited to:

  *   Outreach
  *   K-12 collaborative activities
  *   Spatial literacy
  *   Training on geospatial data discovery; GI policy; geospatial metadata creation; or cartographic resource cataloging
  *   Continuing Education for data provenance; collection management and development
  *   Other professional development and competencies in libraries and archives
  *   Tools/tool development which support education and learning for professional development and/or user populations
  *   Reports, summaries, or reviews of current initiatives in continuing education and/or higher education for GI organization, access, and use topics.

The Journal of Map & Geography Libraries publishes international, peer-reviewed research on the collecting, organization, and utilization of cartographic and geographic resources and information. It is an excellent resource for librarians, researchers, professors and others with a passion for geography and cartographic materials. JMGL encourages both national and international submissions across all disciplines that use geospatial data, collections and services.

Submission Instructions

Interested authors should send an abstract of less than 500 words to the Guest Editor, Wade Bishop, Ph.D. at wade.bishop at utk.edu<mailto:wade.bishop at utk.edu> by November 4, 2015.

Final manuscripts are due January 20, 2016 and should be submitted electronically to the journal's ScholarOne Manuscripts site at: https://mc.manuscriptcentral.com/wmgl

Detailed submission guidelines can be found at: http://www.tandfonline.com/action/authorSubmission?journalCode=wmgl20&page=instructions

Editorial information

  *   Co-Editor: Paige G. Andrew, Pennsylvania State University
  *   Co-Editor: Katherine Hart Weimer, Rice University
  *   Guest Editor: Wade Bishop, University of Tennessee
Thank you,

Bradley Wade Bishop, PhD
Assistant Professor
1345 Circle Park Dr. Room 442
Communications Bldg.
Knoxville, TN 37996
wade.bishop at utk.edu<mailto:wade.bishop at utk.edu>

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