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Geographic Information Systems (GIS): Library Services

this guide is intended to provide University of Iowa students and faculty with links to geographic data sources as well as help for the most commonly used mapping tools on campus

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Digital Scholarship & Publishing Studio (DSPS)

The Digital Scholarship and Publishing Studio (DSPS) coordinates the development and maintenance of the University's locally-created open access digital resources.

DSPS offers specialized expertise and a wide range of tools and services to support UI faculty, staff, and community partners in the creation of digital projects, including:

  • digital collection production
  • migration of existing collections
  • digital publishing, including e-journals and conference management web hosting
  • resource discovery and outreach
  • digital stewardship

For more information, please see our Services page or contact us directly.

Map Library

Housed on the third floor of the Main Library, the Map Collection contains sheet maps, aerial photographs, gazetteers, atlases, reference sources concerning maps and cartography, desktop mapping software, and equipment for photo scanning.

Records for many of the Map Collection’s resources are not accessible on-line, so please ask the Map Collection staff for assistance, or use our e-mail reference or Instant Messaging services.