Columbia Gazetteer Change

The Columbia Gazetteer, online edition, is changing.  The publisher is no longer selling this product as a subscription, rather, it is now a one-time purchase.  A one-time purchase means that there are no updates or enhancements to the product.  The Reference Services Committee met yesterday and determined that this was a product that we did not wish to purchase this way.  We’ve checked with IT and learned that the new public pcs include GoogleEarth, which is an excellent resource that incorporates many of the Columbia Gazetteer features, including location, GPS coordinates, altitude, and (better still) mapping.  The Columbia Gazetteer will disappear from our database line-up in early June.  Please make sure that you’ve got GoogleEarth on your reference pcs.

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