As the Science Metadata Librarian in the Reseach Data Services group, my primary role is to support the curation of geospatial data within the Stanford Digital Repository, the Stanford Spatial Data Infrastructure, and EarthWorks. I also provide one-on-one research consultations in data science tools, as well as workshops in Python toolkits such as GDAL, Pandas, and GeoPandas.

Education & Certifications

  • MLIS, University of Wisconsin, Milwaukee
  • MA, Georgia State University, Art History
  • BFA, SUNY Buffalo State University, Fine Arts

Professional Affiliations and Activities

  • Archivist, Western Association of Map Libraries (2022 - Present)
  • President, Western Association of Map Libraries (2015 - 2016)
  • Open Data Group Leader, BayGeo (2013 - 2014)
  • Joint Committee on Archives, Libraries, and Museums, ALA/SAA/AAM (2010 - 2012)

All Publications

  • Open Source – GIS Springer Handbook of Geographic Information Löwe, P., Alfaro, Á., Antonello, A., Baumann, P., Carrera, M., Durante, K., Hugentobler, M., Lime, S., Mitasova, H., Müller, D., Neteler, M., Reed, J., Strobl, C., Wessel, P. Springer, Cham. 2022; 2
  • Discovery, Management, and Preservation of Geospatial Data Using Hydra JOURNAL OF MAP & GEOGRAPHY LIBRARIES Durante, K., Hardy, D. 2015; 11 (2): 123-154
  • A Metadata Schema for Geospatial Resource Discovery Use Cases Code4Lib Journal Hardy, D., Durante, K. 2014
  • Modeling the History of the City JOURNAL OF MAP & GEOGRAPHY LIBRARIES Page, M. C., Durante, K., Gue, R. 2013; 9 (1-2): 128-139
  • Creating an Actionable Assessment Framework for Discovery Services in Academic Libraries COLLEGE & UNDERGRADUATE LIBRARIES Durante, K., Wang, Z. 2012; 19 (2-4): 215-228