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The geography collection supports the teaching, research and service activities of the entire university community. Its primary audience is the faculty, staff, and students of the Faculty of Geography & GIScience in the School of Natural Resources. Its primary focus is support for the undergraduate and graduate curricula for geography. Specific and transient research needs of geography faculty and graduate students should be supplemented through Interlibrary Loan. Materials are not purchased for the general public, though they may benefit from the collection.
While the collection focuses on works classified in Geography G through Human Ecology. Anthropogeography GF, curriculum and research support is also provided by works classified as belonging to area studies, history, anthropology, archaeology, psychology, regional economics/development, urban planning, public health, climatology, physiography and many other topics. Works on remote sensing and geographic information systems (GIS) classified as belonging to agriculture, biology, geology, or engineering have become increasingly pertinent. In fact, GIS and remote sensing are the single largest growth areas in geography.
Also noteworthy are digital geospatial data and other resources, such as those maintained by the University Libraries’ geosciences librarian, that essential to geography (See http://www.unl.edu/libr/gis/)
In essence, there are no clear limitation to the faculty’s interests; the common points of intersection would simply be space and place.