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Summer 2014

Newsletter Archive


Miistakis and the MRU Library

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Ground has been broken on the new Riddell Library and Learning Centre, and the Mount Royal University (MRU) Library is looking forward to some big changes. Miistakis is working with MRU Library to improve its service to MRU students and faculty, and to the broader community.

Part of the new building design includes some state-of-the-art visualization spaces. Miistakis will work with MRU Library to explore opportunities to include our maps, data, and still and moving images as part of the content that will be available. This represents a great chance to showcase our work and expose it to a wider audience, better connecting us to the MRU community and opening us to opportunities for new and fruitful collaborations.

We have also recently started work on a new project with the Library, which will build a virtual hub for spatial data. The "MRU Library Data Hub" (name change pending...) will be a one-stop, web-based resource for cataloguing, searching, and sharing spatial data. We are starting with the data currently held by the Library and Miistakis, but our plan is to eventually expand the scope to include the greater MRU community - faculty, staff, and students - and later, the community-at-large. Our hope is that opening awareness and access to spatial data will lead to new avenues of enquiry and exciting new partnerships.