Forging Partnerships: Foundations of Geospatial Data Stewardship

Aaron Addison, Jennifer Moore, Cynthia Hudson-Vitale

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Geospatial data stewardship fosters user-driven collection, management, access, reuse, and preservation of location-based data. Academic and research libraries are poised to be at the center of geospatial data stewardship, working with partners to develop a sustainable, geospatial data stewardship hub. This article argues for the essential role of libraries in leading collaborative partnerships to develop a user-driven, spatial data infrastructure that includes people, policies, standards, community perspectives, and operational workflows. The emerging model of partnership-based spatial data infrastructure described at the Washington University Libraries demonstrates working methods in practice.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)359-375
Number of pages17
JournalJournal of Map and Geography Libraries
Issue number3
StatePublished - Sep 2 2015

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Library and Information Sciences


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