Head of Technology, Scholarship, and Publishing Division
University of New Hampshire
The University of New Hampshire Library and Earth Systems Research Center built PLACE (the Position-based Location Archive Coordinate Explorer), a project to link the Library’s Fedora digital collections repository with an open source geospatial search interface. Adding geographic coordinate metadata to digital objects increases the range of discovery options available for this content, including integration with geospatial search tools, and exposes this content to new audiences. Through PLACE, via a click or delineation of a search polygon on a web map, users can zoom to a region to locate digital collections texts and images whose geographic extents intersect. This presentation will provide an overview of the project and the resources created by it. PLACE was funded in part by the Institute of Museum and Library Services, Grant Award Number: LG-05-13-0350-13.