Journal Articles

These scholarly articles describe collaborations and projects across the BTAA-GIN.

Laura Kane McElfresh (2023) Creator Name Standardization Using Faceted Vocabularies in the BTAA Geoportal, Cataloging & Classification Quarterly, DOI: 10.1080/01639374.2023.2200430

Majewicz, K., Martindale, J., & Kernik, M. (2022). Open Geospatial Data: A comparison of data cultures in local government, IASSIST Quarterly 46(1). (75% contribution) Available at:

Battista, A., Majewicz, K., Balogh, S., & Hardy, D. (2018). Consortial Geospatial Data Collection: Toward Standards and Processes for Shared GeoBlacklight Metadata. Journal of Library Metadata, 1-18. DOI:

Kong, N. N. (2018). One store has all?-the backend story of managing geospatial information toward an easy discovery. IASSIST Quarterly, 42(4). DOI:

Blake, M., Majewicz, K., Mattke, R., Weessies, K. W. (2017). "A Spatial Collaboration: Building a Multi-Institution Geospatial Data Discovery Portal," Collaborative Librarianship: Vol. 9 : Iss. 3 , Article 7. Available at:

Blake, M., Majewicz, K., Tickner, A., Lam, J. (2017). Usability Analysis of the Big Ten Academic Alliance Geoportal: Findings and Recommendations for Improvement of the User Experience. Code4lib Journal, 38.

Weessies K., Wilson, K. (2016). The long road to map discovery: two multi-institutional projects. Digital Approaches to Cartographic Heritage Riga 2016 Conference Proceedings. Edited by Evangelos Livieratos. LINK

Bidney, Marcy; Mattke, Ryan; Weessies, Kathleen. (2012). A Collaborative Vision for Spatial Scholarship Across the CIC.