Discovering the Library with Google Earth

  • Michaela Brenner

Abstract

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.

Published
2008-06-01
How to Cite
Brenner, M. (2008). Discovering the Library with Google Earth. Information Technology and Libraries, 27(2), 32-36. https://doi.org/10.6017/ital.v27i2.3256
Section
Communications