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Services and Facilities

Services

Reference Assistance

Services available at the Map and Data Centre include access to data and map collections and reference assistance related to locating and using statistics, microdata, cartographic materials and geospatial files.

Consultations

Staff are available for consultations pertaining to data, maps, and GIS. Please contact us to schedule an appointment. For immediate help, please contact the Service Desk at the Map and Data Centre.

Class Support

Map and Data Centre staff are available for in-class instruction. This includes topics such as the location and identification of print map and data sources, tailored to the class needs. Print maps, atlases, and air photos from the Map and Data Centre collection can be used as components in a course lab. Through consultation with Map and Data Centre staff, class labs can be left out in our area for instructional purposes. Statistical and geospatial data sets can be extracted from our collections for use in class assignments as well.

We also provide ad hoc instruction and assistance to individuals or groups who visit the Map and Data Centre in person. Please schedule tours for groups of four persons or more with the Centre staff in advance.

Workshops

The Map and Data Centre provides or facilitates workshops during the year (typically during the fall and/or winter terms) for faculty, staff, and students. No workshops are currently scheduled.

Interlibrary Loans

The Map and Data Centre participates in an Interlibrary Loan service to either locate materials for patrons that are not in our holdings, or to lend materials to patrons of other libraries if necessary. Requests from other university libraries should be made through the interlibrary loan department of that institution.

Data Analytics Help Service (Statistical Assistance)

This service is offered by the Department of Actuarial Sciences in cooperation with Western Libraries. This service will be provided in the Map and Data Centre, located on the Ground Floor of the D.B. Weldon Library.

Please visit our "Data Analytics Help Service" page for more information.


Facilities

Workstations

There are 5 workstations equipped with statistical software and Geographic Information Systems (GIS) software. These stations are available for drop-in use, but priority will be given to those requiring assistance from Map and Data Centre staff for statistical and GIS projects.

Collaborative Technology Rooms (Book a Room)

Two collaborative technology rooms are located within the Centre. Within each of these bookable rooms are tables that permit multiple device connections to a wall mounted screen, as well as a PC with GIS and statistical software programs installed. Preference will be provided to bookings made by groups over individual use, as the technology promotes group collaboration.

Copying and Scanning

Scanners

  • EPSON Expression 10000XL Graphics Arts flatbed scanner; 12.2" x 17.2"; 2400 dpi resolution with 48-bit colour.

* This scanner is reserved for resources located at the Map and Data Centre.
 

Copier

  • Toshiba e-Studio 3540c photocopier
  • Capable of copying in black ink or colour
  • Either Letter size (8.5" x 11") or Ledger size (11" x 17") paper.
  • The per-page cost is $0.10 for black and white ($0.20 for double-sided) and $0.50 for colour ($1.00 for double-sided). This photocopier no longer accepts cash or graphic services cards. Please visit the Print, Copy, Scan page for more details on the new process.

Copyright

All members of the Western community need to be aware of, and respect the intellectual property rights of others.

Copying or scanning a copyright-protected work is infringement, unless:

  • You are acting under an exception to infringement such as Fair Dealing or the Educational Institutions exception, as set out in the Canadian Copyright Act;
  • You have permission as articulated in a licence;
  • You have received clearance from the copyright owner.

Western is not responsible for infringing copies reproduced or transmitted by photocopiers, printers or scanners made available on its premises.

For additional copyright questions, please visit copyright.uwo.ca.


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