How can you map the world’s libraries?


The Africa Data Project investigates how to create sustainable systems for data collection, use, and analysis across multiple African library systems. This poster will provide an overview of one of the first questions that we are investigating: How can library locations be collected and verified? Locational data are key to unlocking connections across datasets and providing a foundation for additional data collection related to library programs and services. Our project’s context presents a variety of challenges that we are seeking to overcome through methodological and technological innovation.

Recommended Citation

Garrido, M., Jowaisas, C., Rothschild, C., & Young, J. (2018). How can you map the world's libraries? (Africa Data Project). 2018 iSchool Research Fair; 2018 Feb 22; Seattle, WA.


public libraries, locational data, GIS, participatory mapping