I have updated my open Zotero library this week. It now has 632 items. I have divided the library into three collections:
- Digitised Maps and Geo-Data
- History & GIS Publications (i.e. secondary literature)
- Tutorials and textbooks.
Digitised maps and the tutorial collections are resources that I have used myself, or come recommended by others. Suggestions for inclusion are most welcome. These two collections are intended to help others find sources for their research, and to get started with using GIS. It has been created as an open Library so that anyone can search and download the information for their own purposes.
The publications collection is the result of searching on three literature databases: Historical Abstracts, America: History & Life and the Bibliography of British and Irish History. I used a combination of keyword and subject terms. Originally, this was intended to allow students to see examples of how historians have used GIS. But it has now developed into a project to carry out a bibliometric analysis of the use of GIS within history. Further posts to follow.
I have created a Zotero bibliography for History and GIS. Its intended to help historians who are starting to use GIS. It is divided into 2 folders:
- History and GIS, which is academic literature. Mainly historians who have used GIS in their work, but also textbooks, introductions and think-pieces.
- Digitised maps and geo-data – sources of digitised maps and geo-data that could be of use to historians e.g. shapefiles of historic boundaries.
The History and GIS list derives from searches of Historical Abstracts and BBIH. I will share the search strategies at a later date. Maps and geo-data has been complied on the fly – any additions are welcome.