The Clark Library combines our map collection, government information center, and spatial and numeric data services.It is a rich and unique resource, where students and scholars from every discipline--as well as those working across disciplines--can find the materials, tools, and expertise to meet their research needs.Mapping the Museum Universe Posted: January 23, 2015 Discovering a new dataset always makes for an exciting time at the Clark Library and provides an excellent opportunity to experiment.We recently learned about the newest version of the Institute of Museum and Library Services (IMLS) Museum Universe Data File.Mapping Black Central Europe Posted: May 2, 2016 The University of Michigan class "Germany and the Black Diaspora," taught by Professor Kira Thurman, worked over the course of the Winter 2016 semester to create a map of Black Central Europe.
The dataset describes location, type of museum, rural/urban status and tax information (e.g. There is much more that could be done with this data, but we initially just wanted to get a sense of what the data look like on a map.South Africa, officially the Republic of South Africa (RSA), is the southernmost country in Africa.Apply for a Library Data Grant by briefly telling us a little about the commercially-available data you need and how it fits into your research.If your application is chosen, the Library will fund access to the data and make it available for general use by the campus community.
A central theme guided the class: "making the invisible visible." Congratulations to the 2016 Library Data Grants Awardees!Posted: March 24, 2016 We are delighted to announce the awardees of the Library Data Grants, a new program to acquire commercially available data by request for faculty and student research projects.