The initial post, dated June 1, states that Purdue Libraries is looking to create these library-centric GIS services pretty much from the ground up. Their new GIS Librarian, who authors this blog, starts at Purdue in August. I am sure going to keep up with this blog to see how Purdue Library goes about setting up their "pimped-out desktop machines...[and] also a server to run ArcSDE and ArcIMS..."
Do GIS Librarians have the best jobs out there, or what? ... What? Eh? ... Salary not so good, you say? Well sure, but the job is so much fun and rewarding that it is all worth it.
Here are the GIS library and other academic lab blogs that I monitor (copy/pasted from my blogroll listed on the right):
- APSU GIS Center
- Compass-Point News @ UBLib
- COMPASS: GIS@libraries.gmu.edu
- Data Interest Group for Reference Services
- Data Library News Blog
- GIS At Brown
- Growin' Blog
- KSL New Books in GIS
- Maps/GIS - Government Information and Maps - Georgia State University Library
- mapz: a gis librarian (of course)
- MIT Libraries News
- Smith College Spatial Analysis Lab