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GIS and Data Services

GIS Data and Software Services and Instruction

KU Libraries staff offer expert assistance through consultations and both course-integrated (custom) and open (campus) workshops for undergraduates, graduate students, staff and faculty with GIS questions.  More...

Research Data Management

KU Libraries aim to support the campus research community with guidance on data managment plans, assistance with depositing data in KU ScholarWorks or external repositories, and related services. More...

GIS and Data Lab

KU Libraries GIS and Data Lab supports data-related (geospatial, numeric, statistical) class projects, teaching and research at KU.  We are located on the 4th floor of Watson Library in room 425, which is the sunroom across from the main staircase. Drop in and use the Lab whenever Watson is open (Hours). You can also set up a consultation with a staff member, and/or contact us with your research data and GIS questions. Many of the seven powerful workstations have two monitors, and one includes software and tools for digital humanities work. Software installed on other workstations includes:

  • Adobe Design Suite Pro
  • ArcGIS (plus local GIS data)
  • ATLAS.ti
  • AutoCad
  • Business Analyst (ArcGIS with specialized data & tools for market planning, territory design, marketing, etc.)
  • Colectica Express
  • DIVA GIS
  • GoogleEarth Pro (demographic, parcel & traffic data, batch geocode, measure area & height)
  • Maple
  • Minitab
  • QGIS
  • R
  • SAS
  • Sigma Plot
  • SPSS

GIS and Data Contacts

Jamene Brooks-Kieffer
Data Services Librarian
jamenebk@ku.edu
785-864-5238
Watson Library

Rhonda Houser
GIS and Data Specialist, Center for Graduate Initiatives & Engagement
rhouser@ku.edu
785-864-1238
Anschutz Library

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Top 50 nationwide for size of library collection
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An international leader in the open access movement
Users check out nearly 300,000 items every year
Users access more than 3.3 million articles online each year
More than 111,000 scores, books, sound recordings, and other volumes in Music & Dance Library
Anschutz Library serves as KU’s 24-hour study facility for students
More than 700 Vosper Society members support the mission of KU Libraries
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