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Evaluating open source GIS for libraries
The question of whether libraries and academic departments should consider adopting FOSS GIS is posed, and how it compares to proprietary software like ArcGIS is demonstrated. Expand
Regional variations in average distance to public libraries in the United States
Abstract There are substantive regional variations in public library accessibility in the United States, which is a concern considering the civic and educational roles that libraries play inExpand
The geographic distribution of United States public libraries: An analysis of locations and service areas
  • F. P. Donnelly
  • Geography, Computer Science
  • J. Libr. Inf. Sci.
  • 1 June 2014
Findings show that while national library coverage is extensive, the percentage of the population that lives in a library’s geographic service area varies considerably by region and state, with Southern and Western states having lower values than Northeastern and Midwestern states. Expand
The American Community Survey: practical considerations for researchers
– This paper seeks to provide researchers and librarians with an overview of the US Census Bureau's American Community Survey (ACS), with a specific focus on practical issues that users must faceExpand
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