U.S. GLAM Dataset
The PROTECCT-GLAM project team compiled and verified a unique dataset including the georeferences for the majority of U.S. GLAMs. The original data sources include:
- 2018 Museum database from IMLS Data Catalog
- 2020 Public Libraries Survey (PLS) from IMLS Data Catalog
- 2019 Archives RepoData at GitHub (Goldman & Tansey)
- 2012 Academic Library Data Files from the National Center for Education Statistics
- 2023 Department of Defense Morale, Welfare and Recreation (MWR) Libraries Directory
After auditing the original data sources, over 15,000 entries needed further information, verification, or corrections. A team of undergraduate and graduate students updated these entries and the resulting dataset includes nearly 74,000 entries.
Feedback and Revisions
The information within the data file was based on external data files and all associated limitations apply to the combined data file. Although the project team reviewed and updated data entries, the fluid nature of repositories inherently leads to out-of-date information. More importantly, community-based GLAMs and those from underrepresented communities are not adequately included in the initial data file.
The PROTECCT-GLAM project team will address these limitations through open distribution of the data file and request GLAM community members submit missing institutions or revisions to included institutions via the project website. The project team will actively update the data file monthly through 2024 and quarterly thereafter.
Please use the following recommended citation when using the dataset:
Benoit, III, E., Trepanier, J., Vanos, J., Moore, H., Bailey, K., Fisher, E., Waddell, A., Hatman, M., Sidwell, M., Russell, S., Seger, V., Boutte, P., Latta, A., Mohammad, Z., Felton, K., Deliman, E., Benson-Pearce, B., Johnson, W., Russell, A., Pretzer, B., Reeder, C., McConnel, M., Dahlke, L., Melear, K., Bodi, L., Lyle, S.T., Lannes, Z., Wells, G.L., Teincuff, B.A., Straight, J.M., Rockwell, T., Manthei, S.T., Benner, J.L., Fiegel, J., Lima, A., Rininger, E., Melinger, C., Metz-Andrews, D., Roepke, M., Isaac, K., and Collins, M. (2023). PROTECCT-GLAM dataset (September 2023) [Data Set]. https://digitalcommons.lsu.edu/sis_data/1/.