Discovering the Library with Google Earth

  • Michaela Brenner


Libraries need to provide attractive and exciting discovery tools to draw patrons to the valuable resources in their catalogs. The authors conducted a pilot project to explore the free version of Google Earth as such a discover tool for Portland State Library’s digital collection of urban planning documents. They created eye-catching placemarks with links to parts of this collection, as well as to other pertinent materials like books, images, and historical background information. The detailed how-to-do part of this article is preceded by a discussion about discovery of library materials and followed by possible applications of this Google Earth project.

How to Cite
Brenner, M. (2008). Discovering the Library with Google Earth. Information Technology and Libraries, 27(2), 32-36.