GIS for Digital Humanities: Prospects, Problems, and Lessons for Geographic Information Librarians (2014) is the culminating research paper for a short course sequence in Geographic Information Systems and librarianship that I took at Drexel University with assistance from an Institute of Museum and Library Services (IMLS) grant.

The paper surveys the state of GIS use in digital humanities and presents lessons and opportunities to geographic information librarians who seek to lead, serve, or otherwise contribute to its advancement. It identifies the major theoretical and practical challenges to digital humanist data visualization applications in general and GIS in particular, describes five recent digital humanities projects that use GIS, and projects future needs and expectations based upon the degree to which these projects address systemic problems.

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