- Flipchart paper
- Sticky notes
To understand more about why GIS is important, we're going to discuss how location (and place) data is relevant to library data.
Taking some activities that happen in a library, discuss in groups the variety of locations and places that could be relevant to that activity. As many as you can think of!
As an example, for a physical loan of an item, the location of the library from which it was loaned would be relevant. Start with the following activities but feel free to think up others.
- A library member checking out an item
- A new user joining the library
- A library member putting a reservation on an item
Use flipchart paper to note down the locations and places.
Each group will feedback and we'll discuss the geographic data we could analyse in libraries.