This poster was presented at the American Geophysical Union Fall Meeting, San Francisco, California, December 9-13, 2013.


In the Finnish National Spatial Strategy 2010-2015, the Finland’s Ministry of Agriculture and Forestry delineated that spatial data skills should support citizens everyday activities and facilitate decision-making and participation of citizens. The emerging of new open data infrastructures, a trend further driven by European Union’s policies, calls out for an institution to link to the new possibilities of these resources with the myriad of their possible user groups. The following framework examines open geoscience platforms and open data trends affecting Finnish libraries, and discusses the possible role of Finnish university libraries as advocates of citizen science awareness of these emerging resources. The framework also examines the benefits derived from an international collaboration on data advocacy between Aalto University Libraries and Purdue University Libraries.


geoscience, collaboration, international, open data

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