Call for Papers: Special Issue of JMGL on Geospatial Data Management, Curation, and Preservation

19 Oct 2014

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The peer-reviewed Journal of Map & Geography Libraries (JMGL) is
inviting submissions for a special issue on geospatial data management,
curation, and preservation.
Geospatial data are valuable resources and must be managed, curated, and
preserved to ensure that they can be used and will be useful for a
variety of purposes in the future. Articles are invited for this
special issue of JMGL that report on current research and development
efforts and build on previous work relevant to the management, curation,
and preservation of digital geospatial information.
Possible topics include, but are not limited to:
Policies, strategies, frameworks, or approaches for fostering
current and future use of geospatial data;
Rights and confidentiality issues for geospatial data dissemination;
Provenance, persistent identifiers, versioning, interfaces, or
workflow for geospatial data stewardship;
Issues in active archiving and long-term archiving of geospatial data;
Geospatial data stewardship roles of stakeholder organizations,
partners, or collaborators;
Developing and deploying standards, infrastructure, tools, or
services for geospatial data management.
Detailed submission guidelines can be found at the URL.
Interested authors should send an initial abstract of less than 500
words, by November 15, 2014, to Dr. Robert R. Downs, the Guest Editor,
at ***@***.***.
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Bob Downs
Robert R. Downs, PhD
Senior Digital Archivist and Senior Staff Associate Officer of Research
Center for International Earth Science Information Network (CIESIN),
The Earth Institute, Columbia University
P.O. Box 1000, 61 Route 9W, Palisades, NY 10964 USA
Voice: 845-365-8985; fax: 845-365-8922
E-mail: ***@***.***
Columbia University CIESIN Web site: