WAML News & Notes
March-April 2004



Canadian News

Cataloging NewsConferences and Classes
Digital Spatial Data
General News
Internet Resources
New Publications
Periodical Articles
U.S. Federal, State and Local Government News


Kathy Rankin Named Librarian of the Year

Katherine L. Rankin, Special Formats Catalog Librarian, WAML Information Bulletin Book Review Editor and former WAML President, was given the University of Nevada, Las Vegas Libraries' McPhee Librarian of the Year Award for 2003. Congratulations Kathy!

Gary Fitzpatrick Retires

Gary Fitzpatrick, former head of the Center for Geographic Information at the Library of Congress Geography & Map Division, retired in April. Most recently, Gary’s work at LC involved the introduction of new technologies in the Division, including geographic information systems. Through the Center for Geographic Information, the Library of Congress implemented a program to scan historic maps from the Division’s and other collections, which are now an integral part of American Memory.

Gary has written and co-authored several books, including The Early Mapping of Hawai’i, and Surveying the Mahele: Mapping the Hawaiian Land Revolution (both with Riley Moffat), Direct Line Distances and International Time Tables. He has also given talks about the Center for Geographic Information and access to geographic information at various meetings, including several WAML meetings.

New Maps Added to Rumsey Collection

The following are highlights from 1218 new maps just added to the David Rumsey Map Collection, http://www.davidrumsey.com. There are now over 10,000 map images online. All titles may be found by launching the Insight Browser or Java Client and using the Search/by Publication Author to find the author last names below.

A web page with links to the new maps and atlases is available at http://www.davidrumsey.com/recentadditions.html. Contributed by Phil Hoehn, Map Librarian.

7.5 Million and Growing

Maps for over seven and a half million square miles of the earth's surface are now in digital format and available as part of the Earth Sciences and Map Library's collection. For some perspective this is an area twice the size of the U.S. (including Alaska). These maps provide complete topographic coverage for forty-one countries spanning most of the world's continents. Emphasis to date has been on countries in the Middle East, Asia and portions of Africa.

The phenomenal growth of our electronic map collection during the past year was accomplished both through purchased and gift digital files and to a greater extent from in-house scanning of our paper collections using a large format scanner. Approximately 6,000 files of high-resolution imagery (400-dpi) are available on CD-ROM or DVD in both tiff and jpeg formats for patron use. In addition many of these maps are now available at a lower resolution for viewing on the Web and more will be added in the future. This is the only internet site to date providing detailed country-wide map coverage. A full listing of current digital topographic sets is now available. Many of these sets were produced by the former Soviet Union and do not have any copyright restrictions. Copyrighted maps have been restricted to UC access only. Web statistics and email requests attest to their high usage.

In addition to topographic sets, several thousand separate maps have been scanned. All items are fully cataloged and can be found in both Pathfinder and Melvyl with links to the digital images. There are some pre-defined searches available on our Browse page which will retrieve all of these records plus those containing links to digital maps at other sites. Foremost among the non-library links are the maps of the David Rumsey Collection which emphasizes rare 18th and 19th century North and South America maps. There are now 4,209 MARC records for the Rumsey Collection in Gladis representing 5,259 online images. Cataloging for this collection is being done by former Map Librarian Phil Hoehn and is loaded directly to the Gladis database from OCLC. Written by John Creaser, Earth Sciences and Map Library, UC Berkeley for CU News, vol. 59, no. 19, May 22, 2003.

Library of Congress Receives Kislak Collection

A major collection of rare books, manuscripts, historic documents, maps and art of the Americas has been donated to the Library of Congress by the Jay I. Kislak Foundation of Miami Lakes, Fla. The collection contains some of the earliest records of indigenous peoples in North America and objects from the discovery, contact and colonial periods, especially for Florida, the Caribbean and Mesoamerica.

The donation from the Kislak Foundation also includes a grant to help support the development and dissemination of scholarly work in the culture and history of the Americas, including publications, two annual fellowships and an annual lecture on a topic related to this field of study.

The Kislak Collection focuses on the circum-Caribbean region and Mesoamerica during the first encounters and the early years of exploration and discovery in the 16th century. Its materials extend from 1200 B.C. (Olmec culture) through the colonial period to the early decades of the United States. Items in the collection deal with the geography of the southeastern United States, the Caribbean, Mesoamerica and parts of the rest of the Americas.

The collection includes a unique 1516 printed map, the Carta Marina, the first printed navigational chart of the entire world, prepared by cartographer and cosmographer Martin Waldseemller. This map rejoins the Waldseemuller 1507 world map, the first map to name America, which the Library of Congress acquired in May 2003. The two maps had been bound together in a portfolio in the 16th century, which was later acquired by the family of Prince Waldburg-Wolfegg and housed in their castle in Baden-Wurttemberg, Germany, until the Library’s purchase of the 1507 map last year. The Collection also includes five maps by the Italian cartographer Baptista Boazio to illustrate the 1585-86 voyage and raids of Sir Francis Drake, including the first map of a North American city, St. Augustine, Fla.

Canadian News

Canadian Geoscape Poster Series

A national poster series has been developed to Canadians greater knowledge of their local landscape and natural resources. The Geoscape Canada program, led by the Geological Survey of Canada (part of NRCan), is developing posters for 15 communities across Canada. To date, most of the posters deal with metropolitan areas (including Vancouver, Calgary, Montréal, Halifax and Whitehorse), although a poster dealing with southern Saskatchewan covers a larger area. Most of the posters include maps of the region, in addition to geological information. A web site (http://www.geoscape.nrcan.gc.ca/) provides an overview of each poster and additional information. For more information, contact: Alexandra Muir, Director of Communications, Natural Resources Canada, (613) 947-8246. Posters may be purchased through the Geological Survey of Canada Bookstore, 601 Booth Street, Ottawa, Ontario, K1A 0E8, Toll free (Canada & U.S.A.): 1-888-252-4301, Fax: (613)943-0646, E-mail: gsc_bookstore@gsc.nrcan.gc.ca.

Atlas of Canada Includes Aboriginal Maps

The Atlas of Canada (http://atlas.gc.ca/site/index.html) now provides produced maps showing the distribution of First Nations, Métis and Inuit populations in Canada. The Atlas now includes a series of maps on Aboriginal languages showing the Aboriginal languages spoken in Canada.

Historically, Aboriginal people have been classified in six broadly defined cultural areas on the basis of major geographic regions. The Aboriginal population of Canada were traditionally hunters and gatherers. This is documented in a series of maps showing the changing distribution of Aboriginal Peoples during three periods in Canadian history. Another map shows the territory covered by historical Indian treaties, signed during the eighteenth to the early twentieth century. The Atlas now includes maps showing Aboriginal Languages, Aboriginal Populations (1630, 1740 and 1823), Aboriginal Population, Historical Treaties and Nunavut communities. For more information see the Atlas of Canada web site.

New Canadian Bird's Eye Views from ACMLA

Two new bird’s eye views of Canadian Cities are now available from the Association of Canadian Map Libraries and Archives. The two new views are of Calgary (1910) and Ottawa (1893). These reproductions have been printed through the Association of Canadian Map Libraries and Archives' Historical Maps Committee. Maps cost $15.00 each and are printed on high quality paper 55 x 70cm (22" x 28"). A minimum of $7.50 will be charged for postage and handling. Larger orders will be charged the actual surface/parcel rate. Additional maps available in the series include Dawson City, YK (1903), Québec, PQ (1905), Halifax, NS (1879), Hamilton, ON (1894), Toronto, ON (1876), London, ON (1872), Vancouver, BC (1898), Montréal, PQ (1889), Waterloo, ON (189-), Ottawa, ON (1876) and Winnipeg, MB (1881). Orders should be directed to: ACMLA/ACACC, c/o Gordon Beck, Lloyd Reeds Map Collection, McMaster University, 1280 Main Street West, Hamilton, Ontario, CANADA L8S 4L6. Contributed by Cathy Moulder.

Cataloging News

The Library of Congress reports that they have received positive feedback from the map library community since they made Geographic Cutters available on their web site as a PDF. The PDF file contains approximately 107,000 geographic cutters. The file, which was updated in early May, will be updated quarterly.

There was also a recent enhancement to the G Schedule in Class Web. The 22 maps that are included in the printed G Schedule were added to the Class Web version. A total of 133 links were made at appropriate locations throughout the G Schedule to access the maps which are in color. Class Web is updated weekly. Contributed by Richard Fox, Library of Congress.

Conferences and Classes

Digital Spatial Data

Inland Electronic Navigation Charts

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers has begun development of Inland Electronic Navigation Charts (IENCs) on 8,200 miles of rivers in the U.S. This initiative is in response to demand from the inland navigation industry, technology capabilities and availability of accurate GPS. These IENCs are also possible because of accurate and up-to-date survey and chart data collected by the Corps for waterway maintenance and construction. Unlike current chart books produced by the Corps districts, the IENCs will have consistent features, scale, accuracy, and update frequency. The electronic products will also follow the international S-57 exchange format for consistency with efforts in other countries and compatibility with electronic chart display and information systems (ECDIS) and electronic chart systems (ECS). However, inland navigation in the U.S. has some fundamental distinctions from coastal, deep-draft navigation, which could translate to unique requirements for the planned IENCs. Electronic chart books are available online at: http://www.tec.army.mil/echarts/books/.

Electronic Nautical Charts Available

The Office of Coast Survey (OCS) has been involved in the development of a NOAA Electronic Navigational Chart (NOAA ENC®) suite to support the marine transportation infrastructure and coastal management for a number of years. The NOAA ENC® supports all types of marine navigation by providing the official database for electronic charting systems, including the Electronic Chart Display and Information System (ECDIS). NOAA ENC®s support real-time navigation as well as the collision and grounding avoidance needs of the mariner, and accommodate a real-time tide and current display capability that is essential for large vessel navigation. NOAA ENC®s also provide fully integrated vector base maps for use in geographic information systems (GIS) that are used for coastal management or other purposes. The NOAA ENC®s are in the International Hydrographic Office (IHO) S-57 international exchange format and comply with the IHO ENC Product Specification, however, there are two different versions of NOAA ENC®s.

NOAA is continuing to work to produce and maintain the ENC®s and are pleased to announce that they are available to the public at no cost. Later this year, NOAA ENC® incremental updates will provide automatic NOAA ENC® corrections for Notices to Mariners and other changes. In the meantime, all Notice to Mariners corrections are provided to the public by posting corrected versions of the NOAA ENC®s to the Web site. Please see the Download page for more information. Technical questions about the NOAA ENC®, its format or the standards involved should be addressed to enc.charttechnical@noaa.gov. The Electronic Nautical Charts download site is at: http://chartmaker.ncd.noaa.gov/mcd/enc/download.htm. Questions related to production scheduling or cartographic content of the NOAA ENC®s may be directed to enc.chartproduction@noaa.gov.

Merged Extracted Vector Shoreline Data

Merged Extracted Vector Shoreline Data set, created from the Extracted Vector Shoreline Series, a topologically clean shoreline file depicting the Mean High Water line at the best scale for the continental U.S., Hawaii, Alaska, and U.S. territories, can be downloaded from the NOAA web site. The main purpose of the Charted Vector Shoreline Project is to provide public access to accurate and current coastline and shoreline data. The project targets scales between 1:10,000 and 1:80,000 with emphasis on the larger scales. Using processes and software designed by the Cartographic and Geospatial Technology Programs (CGTP), the vector data are automatically extracted from the NOAA Nautical Charts.

From each chart, Mean High Water and Mean Lower Low Water lines are extracted as vector lines from the binary raster files used in nautical chart production. The resulting vector high and lower low water lines are derived from the legal depictions on nautical charts for the United States. The resulting line files are checked for accuracy and converted from paper-charted units to geographic positions and imported to the shape file format used in GIS (Geographic Information Systems) applications. The Mean High Water Line is represented by files with "gd20" in the name, and Mean Low Water Lines by files with "mar" in the name, for example 1276gd20.shp and 1276mar.shp respectively. Federal Geographic Data Committee (FGDC) compliant metadata is also available. The FGDC metadata file is a static file available online. Both the Coastal Map and Vector Shoreline Series are produced from NOAA Nautical Charts.

The Coastal Map Data Layer for GIS Systems project, designed to create an up-to-date, digital, and geo-referenced coastal map data layer, began as a way to provide the coastal stewardship community and general public with non-proprietary navigational chart images to be used as backdrops for Geographic Information Systems (GIS) derived products. Coastal maps are produced from NOS nautical charts for all near-shore geographic areas of the United States. The nautical chart contains information critical to navigational users, but which obstructs a clear view of the basic topographic and hydrographic data. The charts are therefore cleaned of all navigational aides and symbols, prepared as TIF images and geo-referenced. Federal Geographic Data Committee (FGDC) compliant metadata is also available.

User Specific Interpolation for Landsat 7

After the Scan Line Corrector (SLC) failure onboard Landsat 7 on May 31, 2003 (http://landsat7.usgs.gov/slc_off.html), the Enhanced Thematic Mapper Plus (ETM+) sensor continued acquiring data with the SLC turned off. The data has proven to be useful, particularly within the central portion of any given scene. In October 2003, the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) Earth Resources Observation System (EROS) Data Center (EDC) released an initial set of the SLC-off data. Although the initial SLC-off data product is currently only being processed by the Level 1 Product Generation System (LPGS), Level 1G, Level 1P, and Level 1T are scheduled to be processed through the National Land Archive Production System (NLAPS) in the very near future.

In order to continue enhancing the overall usability of SLC-off data, the USGS EDC is implementing a series of improvements to the products and processing, several of which will result in a fully populated SLC-off image. The first of these enhancements (user-selected interpolation) became available March 10, 2004. By selecting maximum interpolation, a user may now receive a fully populated ("wall-to-wall") SLC-off image. It is important to note; however, that the alternate scan gaps will now contain "smeared" data values. This might be of particular interest to land cover and large-area/regional analysis types of applications.

Two factors specific to the user-selected interpolation SLC-off data are:

·  The dataset will currently only be available through LPGS.
·  There will be a difference in the extent of interpolation, depending on the resampling method.

See http://landsat7.usgs.gov/slc_enhancements/fill.php for more details. More information regarding user-selected interpolation SLC-off data can be found at http://landsat7.usgs.gov/slc_enhancements/interpolation.php. Contributed by Sheryle Girk-Jackson.

 General Plans Data for California

The Resources Agency in conjunction with the University of California Davis are proud to announce the release of the first ever seamless General Plan map of California. All county general plans and many city general plans were integrated into 1 statewide Geographic Information System (GIS) dataset. The data was then standardized to thirteen consistent land use classifications for the intent of natural resource and infrastructure planning.

Two GIS datasets have been released and are available for widespread use. The first dataset is the 'source' General Plans, standardized to the 13 classes, as they were delivered from the counties and local entities. The sister dataset is the likely current land use more accurately representing residential growth in areas of low and very low densities. This work took place at the University of California-Davis Department of Environmental Science and Policy and the Information Center for the Environment. Peer review took place through communication with selected individual members of the California Planning Roundtable. The data is freely available and distributed through the California Resources Agency. Data can be viewed at the California Digital Conservation Atlas at http://legacy.ca.gov. Source dataset metadata and download point are within the Legacy Data Collection in the California Environmental Information Catalog at: http://gis.ca.gov/catalog/BrowseRecord.epl?id=21454. General Plans with Rural Residential metadata and download point are within the Legacy Data Collection in the California Environmental Information Catalog at: http://gis.ca.gov/catalog/BrowseRecord.epl?id=21453.

For additional information Please contact Mike Byrne, California Resources Agency, michael.byrne@resources.ca.gov for information on Data Distribution, Bob Jonnston, University of California Davis, Dept. Environmental Science and Policy, rajohnston@ucdavis.edu for information on data content and process, and Mike McCoy, University of California Davis, Information Center for the Environment and California Planning Roundtable, President, mcmccoy@ucdavis.edu for information on data significance and Peer Review and Shengyi Gao, University of California Davis, Dept. Environmental Science and Policy, sgao@ucdavis.edu for information on data integration and processing. Contributed by Phil Hoehn, Map Librarian.

Washington, D.C. GIS from Cartography Associates

The David Rumsey Collection recently announced the availability of a GIS Browser that allows integration and interaction of historical maps of Washington, D.C. with current geospatial data and other historical maps. The browser allows users to create, save, and print custom maps; interactively blend/fade/merge and overlay/swipe multiple map layers for enabling real-time visual change analysis. Customized results can be saved and downloaded as new images, complete with the georeferencing information for easy integration into other desktop GIS applications. Telemorphic, Inc. built the browser starting with their standard Maplicity(TM) and MapImager(TM) products, and added custom application development to support simultaneous review of multiple historical maps in a linked viewer environment. Telemorphic uses ArcIMS(TM) from ESRI, Inc. to provide the server-side GIS functionality for the site and Metropolis New Media, Inc. for managed GIS hosting services. The geospatial data is provided by USGS and ESRI, Inc. Twenty-nine of the maps are from the Library of Congress, Geography and Map Division. The browser is available at: http://www.davidrumsey.com/GIS/washingtondc.htm. Contributed by Phil Hoehn, Map Librarian.

Geographic Coordinate Information from Nevada BLM

The Bureau of Land Management (BLM) Nevada State Office has expanded its Public Lands Records web site to include information from its Geographic Coordinate Data Base. The expanded site contains additional information on more than 3,000 Geographic Coordinate Data Base townships. This information is available to all interested users on their Web site at http://www.nv.blm.gov/landrecords. In addition to information on Master Title Plats, Use Plats, and Historical Indices, the web site now includes files containing Line drawings of townships, in both AutoCad.dxf and AutoCad.scr formats, Text files containing geographic and plane coordinate information and Mapping files, which depict township lines and section lines, in several different geographic information system formats. Customers can continue to access these records at any of the BLM Nevada’s nine Information Access Centers. This information is particularly useful for utility, mining, oil and gas, and geothermal energy interests, real estate developers and state and local government agencies. For additional technical information, please contact Doug Potts, GCDB Lead, at 775-861-6543.

Landsat 7 Price Reduction

Beginning May 10, 2004, the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) has reduced the price of Landsat 7 scenes with gaps in data resulting from a May, 2003 equipment failure. Scenes that contain gaps in data will cost $250 rather than $600. Scenes with the gaps filled in using data acquired prior to the anomaly will also be offered at a reduced price of $275.

The new product being offered for $275 will have the gap areas filled in with Landsat 7 data acquired prior to the scan line corrector (SLC) failure at a similar time of the year. The two scenes are geometrically registered, and a histogram matching technique is applied to the fill pixels that provide the best-expected radiance values for the missing data. The new product represents an effort by the USGS Landsat 7 Project at the EROS Data Center in Sioux Falls, South Dakota to increase the utility of the Landsat 7 Enhanced Thematic Mapper Plus (ETM+) data affected by the non-functional scan line corrector.

The USGS is continuing to research other methods of providing better merged data products and will continue to provide information resulting from this work as it becomes available.

A sample product, with a comparison of the degraded data, further information, a complete list of the new pricing structure, and regular updates on planned product releases can be found at http://landsat7.usgs.gov/slc_enhancements/.

General News

Map Libraries in Transition 2 Conference

How will you provide service to maps and spatial information in an electronic environment? As a result of discussions at the 2004 Cartographic Users Advisory Council meeting, held May 6-7, 2004 at the Census Bureau’s offices in Suitland, MD, a conference is being planned for 2005 to discuss changes in the world of cartographic information and the challenges facing libraries and librarians working with this information. Tentatively, the conference will be held at the Library of Congress Madison Building, Thursday and Friday, May 12 and 13, 2005. The model for this conference will be the Map Libraries in Transition conference, which was held at the Library of Congress in 1993.

Rand Report on Spatial Information & Homeland Security

On March 25, the RAND Corporation released a report on homeland security implications for making geospatial information publicly available. The report, Mapping the Risks: Assessing the Homeland Security Implications of Publicly Available Geospatial Information (Report # MG-142) is available at: http://www.rand.org/publications/MG/MG142/. Anyone can download the PDF version for free at this site. This report documents a RAND study that was sponsored by the National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency (NGA) and the U.S. Geological Survey, to assess the homeland security implications of publicly available geospatial information. Specifically, RAND researchers assessed whether and how geospatial data and information that is publicly available from U.S. federal sources can be exploited by terrorists and other adversaries seeking to attack U.S. critical infrastructure. The study also provides an analytical process that can be used to identify and evaluate potentially sensitive geospatial information.

ESRI Education User Conference

Join educators from around the world in exploring the possibilities of geographic learning at the Fourth Annual ESRI Education User Conference (EdUC). The EdUC will be held at the Marriott Hotel & Marina in San Diego, California, August 7–10, 2004. This dedicated conference coincides with the ESRI International User Conference. Register today at: http://www.esri.com/events/educ/registration.html.

The conference provides paper presentations, panel discussions, and computer lab time to help you guide students in learning about GIS technology and how GIS and geographic-based thinking can promote an integrated approach to decision making in science, engineering, mathematics, economics, sociology, health, and more. Educators of all types and levels are encouraged to participate, including K–12 educators, Librarians, Museum and science center professionals, College and university faculty and staff and GIS professionals who are interested in becoming involved with education. For questions regarding the ESRI Education User Conference, e-mail educ@esri.com or call 651-994-0823, extension 8321. An online agenda is now available at: http://infoweb.esri.com/esriPopup.html.

New Dibblee Maps Released

On April 6th, the Dibblee Geology Center released 10 new maps of Riverside County in Southern California. These maps include San Bernardino, Sunnymead, Redlands, Steele Peak, Perris, El Casco, Beaumont, Lakeview, San Jacinto, Winchester, and Hemet quadrangles. There will be approximately 4 more map releases for the remainder of the year, with more to follow in the coming years. The goal of the Dibblee Geology Center is to preserve, publish, and distribute Thomas Dibblee, Jr.'s unpublished geologic maps of nearly one fourth of the state of California for their scientific and educational value. So far, a mosaic of 97 full color maps have been published as 1:24:000-scale quadrangles. With Mr. Dibblee's philosophy of creating maps that provide basic field data to the geologic community, these maps are used by engineering geologists, oil companies, planning agencies, US Forest Service, researchers, educators and students, environmental consultants, archaeologists, realtors and developers, and more.

In over 75 years of active fieldwork and mapping, Thomas Wilson Dibblee, Jr. has created a true California legacy for his geologic discoveries, reports, and maps. They provide an unsurpassed regional perspective that contributes a wealth of locally important information. The magnitude, integrity, and permanence of Dibblee's geologic mapping are truly unprecedented and legendary. For more information, please contact me below or visit the our website to order online at http://www.sbnature.org/estore. Contributed by Phil Hoehn, Map Librarian.

Rediscovery of Africa

The Stanford University Libraries, Department of Special Collections, is pleased to announce an exhibit titled The Rediscovery of Africa, 1400–1900: Antique Maps & Rare Images. This exhibition highlights the Stanford University Libraries’ holdings of antique African maps including the Oscar I. Norwich collection, described as one the finest private collections of African maps in the world. The Rediscovery of Africa will be on view at Stanford University’s Cecil H. Green Library, Peterson Gallery, second floor of the Bing Wing from April 1 through August 1, 2004. The exhibition is free and open to the public.

Stanford’s African map collection became a major resource for library users in August of 2001 with the acquisition the Dr. Oscar I. Norwich collection of Maps of Africa and Its Islands. Norwich (1910–1994) was born in Johannesburg, South Africa. He was a practicing surgeon and one of the world’s foremost authorities on African maps. His collection consists of over 300 maps collected over a period of approximately forty years. The acquisition was made in possible in part by a gift from William R. and Yvonne E. Jacobson, who have also established the Jacobson Africana Collections Program at Stanford.

With the acquisition of the Norwich collection, the Stanford University Libraries’ collection of antique African maps has become one of the largest and most diverse in the world. The 570 maps that comprise the collection span the fifteenth through the early twentieth centuries, with most produced at the height of Europe’s colonial expansion into the continent. The oldest map in the collection was printed in Germany in 1486, and was based on the work of Greek geographer Ptolemy. The collection also includes the work of some of Europe’s most famous cartographers.

Taken as a group, the maps in the Stanford’s collection reveal the extraordinary changes in European conceptions of Africa over five centuries. They chronicle the European encounter with African kingdoms, the slave trade, and the colonization of the continent, and the myths and stories that Europeans created to explain Africa to themselves. They provide a unique historical view of origins of cartography, changes in power relationships, commerce, religion, scientific method, and artistry.

In addition to the fine antiquarian maps, the exhibition will feature rare books in Stanford’s collections, including the famous atlas by Abraham Ortelius and John Ogilby’s Africa, both published in the seventeenth century.

In conjunction with the exhibition, the Stanford University Libraries announces the publication of the exhibition catalogue The Rediscovery of Africa, 1400–1900: Antique Maps & Rare Images. The catalogue includes color reproductions of some of the finest maps in the collection and a series of essays by guest curator William R. Jacobson. The price of the catalog is $25 tax included. To order copies please contact the Department of Special Collections, Green Library, Stanford University, Stanford, CA 94305-6004; attn: Lisa Marie Hall, phone 650-725-1021 or via e-mail at specpubs@sulmail.stanford.edu. HOURS: From April 1 through June 9, exhibit cases are illuminated in the gallery from Monday through Saturday, 10 am to 6 pm, and Sunday 1 to 6 pm. For holidays and library hours after June 9, please call 650-723-0931. Contributed by Phil Hoehn, Map Librarian.

USGS Publication on Urban Growth in America

Farmlands, wetlands, forests and deserts that composed the American landscape in the early 20th century have frequently been transformed during the past 30 years into mushrooming metropolitan areas as urbanization spreads across the country. Many metropolitan areas in the United States are growing at extraordinary rates. A new publication from the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS), Urban Growth in American Cities, provides a measured, scientific view of urbanization in 16 metropolitan areas by describing spatial changes in landscape characteristics, the driving forces of urbanization and the potential consequences and challenges of continued growth. The 52-page booklet features contrasting image pairs from the early 1970's and 1990's that colorfully illustrate the extent of urban development in the selected metropolitan areas. Supporting data were derived from archived satellite images that are available through The National Map http://nationalmap.usgs.gov/. An accompanying overview of historical factors in American urban growth helps explain the transformation that these areas have undergone over two decades.

The 16 metropolitan areas included in the study were Atlanta, Boston, Chicago, Denver, Houston, Las Vegas, Memphis, Minneapolis-St. Paul, Orlando, Phoenix, Pittsburgh, Raleigh-Durham, Reno-Sparks, Sacramento, Seattle-Tacoma and Tampa-St.Petersburg. On average, between 1973 and 1992, these metropolitan regions averaged 173 square miles of additional urban land over the two decades with Houston, Orlando and Atlanta as the top three regions by area. The growth leaders by percentage change were Las Vegas (193%), Orlando (157%), and Phoenix (103%). Copies of Urban Growth in American Cities (USGS Circular 1252) are available by calling 1-888-ASK-USGS.

Surficial Geologic Map of Eastern and Central US

The Surficial Geologic Map of the Eastern and Central United States depicts the areal distribution of surficial geologic deposits and other materials that accumulated or formed during the past two million years, the period that includes all activities of the human species. These materials are at the surface of the earth. They make up the ground on which we walk, the dirt in which we dig foundations, and the soil in which we grow crops. Most of our human activity is related in one way or another to these surface materials that are referred to collectively by many geologists as regolith, the mantle of fragmental and generally unconsolidated material that overlies the bedrock foundation of our continent.

This 2003 surficial geologic map provides a broad overview of the areal distribution of more than 150 types of surficial deposits and materials. In recent years, surficial deposits and materials have become a focus of much interest by scientists, environmentalists, government agencies and the general public. This map was derived primarily from 31 published maps in the U.S. Geological Survey's Quaternary Geologic Atlas of the United States map series (Miscellaneous Investigations Series I-1420). It was compiled at the 1:1,000,000 scale, to be viewed as a digital map at 1:2,000,000 nominal scale and to be printed as a conventional paper map at 1:2,500,000 scale. An index of the Miscellaneous Investigation series maps (I-1420) is printed on the map.

This map, Stock #115020, Price $7.00 for the map and pamphlet, plus $5.00 handling, is available through the USGS Store at: http://store.usgs.gov. Contributed by Sheryle Girk-Jackson.

D-Day Map Reproductions Available

The UK Hydrographic Office is offering reproductions of D-Day beach maps folded into an A4 size presentation wallet. The maps tell the story of hydrographic surveyors surveying in the dark off the coast. The retail price is £18.99 for the set. Maps can be purchased by mail order from The Sea Chest Nautical Book Shop in Plymouth. Telephone number 01752 222012 (+44 1752 222012 from overseas) or email sales@seachest.co.uk. For more information, contact Helen Breeze, Archive Marketing, Commercial Development, United Kingdom Hydrographic Office, Telephone 01823 337900 ext. 3240. 

Internet Resources

Internet Resources

Lewis and Clark Geosystem Available

Geospatial One-Stop (http://www.geodata.gov) has a link to the Lewis and Clark Geosystem, a collection of private, state, local and federal data resources associated with the geography of the Lewis and Clark expedition (1803-1806). Data has been compiled from key partners including NASA’s John C. Stennis Space Center, the Army Corps of Engineers, the US Fish and Wildlife Service, the U.S. Geological Survey, the University of Montana - Montana Tech, the US Forest Service, and a collection of Lewis and Clark scholars. The Geosystem is intended for educational and research purposes and its primary goal is to provide a Web-based geospatial system wherein concepts of historical landscape change can be explored interactively via the Web.

The purpose of the Lewis and Clark Geosystem is to provide multi-scale and multi-temporal examination of the geography of the Lewis and Clark route. Covering two hundred years of change, 1803-1806, the purpose is to present a variety of spatial data, historical, ecological, climatological, etc., in a way that allows for examination of historical landscape change as a result of anthropogenic and non-anthropogenic effects. A second purpose is to explore the deployment and networking of a variety of geospatial Web services that each provide unique geospatial data types of interest to the study of the geography of Lewis and Clark’s route.

BLM Launches New Land Survey Website

The Bureau of Land Management launched a new website that provides data standards for land records information and the Cadastral National Spatial Data Infrastructure (Cadastral NSDI) in April. The site serves as a central location for land-ownership data standards, training materials, and reports on a variety of subjects. Reports include summaries of how land-parcel information has been used to respond in emergencies and how data sets for property boundaries have been developed.

Located at http://www.nationalcad.org, the website will primarily benefit professionals such as county assessors, surveyors, and others who want to collect or exchange accurate, current cadastral information. The site posts publications and other resources related to the Cadastral NSDI, which represents the technology, and standards, necessary to promote geospatial data-sharing within the cadastral community. Cadastral NSDI provides parcel-level information describing location, ownership, value, and interests in real property.

The Federal Geographic Data Committee (FGDC), an interagency group composed of representatives from the executive branch, County and State government, and other members of the cadastral community, is co-sponsoring the site with the BLM. Featuring information from the FGDC’s Cadastral Subcommittee and its Eastern and Western subcommittees, the Web site provides an independent data source that reflects the diverse interests of the many contributors to Cadastral NSDI. The Web address for the site is independent from all agencies and vendors contributing to the site, ensuring that visitors can access the site even if a participating party’s Internet service is not working.

The site also hosts on-line educational materials and resources that were developed to support the implementation and use of FGDC’s Content Standard for Cadastral Data. The Cadastral Subcommittee encourages anyone who has informative materials to submit them to the cadastral community via this website. Over the next few months, contact information for all agencies’ cadastral staff will also become available using a map-based application. FGDC’s Cadastral Subcommittee and the BLM will be partnering with the National State Geographic Information Council to further develop the content for this additional feature.

Point Distribution Mapping Available for Berkeley Natural History Museum Datasets

The Berkeley Natural History Museum of the University of California, Berkeley has released an online GIS point distribution mapping application. Currently 410,000 out of the 12 million specimens in their collection can be displayed on a map. The specimens available are from the Museum of Vertebrate Zoology, University and Jepson Herbaria, and the UC Museum of Paleontology. To access the site, connect to the BNHM Maps homepage, http://bnhmmaps.berkeley.edu/. Individual interfaces for each museum will be implemented soon. Contributed by Phil Hoehn.

Hydrologic Model for Northern Powder River Basin, Wyoming

The Wyoming State Geological Survey in conjunction with other state and Federal agencies has developed an Interactive Geologic, Hydrologic, and Water Quality Database and Model for the Northern Powder River Basin (PRB). The primary objective of the model is to relate water quality analyses from water, oil, gas, and coalbed methane wells to specific coal beds or geologic formations. The project will enable developers, water users, or regulators to more effectively estimate the quality of water before it is produced.

Database users can generate on-the-fly geologic columns anywhere in the project area. A geologic column shows the depth of various subsurface horizons, such as coal beds or geologic formations. In addition, the user can generate a geologic cross section at any location. A cross section is like a vertical slice out of the earth, and it shows the relationships of coal beds or geologic formations to one another over a selected distance. The database is available at: http://ims.wrds.uwyo.edu/prb/runims.html.

Georgia Aerial Photographs

We are pleased to announce that a new database, Georgia Aerial Photographs, has been added to the Digital Library of Georgia. Georgia Aerial Photographs currently is in demo. The URL is http://purl.galileo.usg.edu/demo/express?link=gaph. The Georgia Aerial Photographs database provides online access to more than 50,000 black and white images for selected Georgia counties. The collection contains the USDA Agricultural Stabilization and Conservation Service index images for the entire state with aerial photographs for the following 47 counties: Appling, Atkinson, Bacon, Baker, Baldwin, Banks, Barrow, Bartow, Ben Hill, Berrien, Bibb, Bleckley, Brantley, Brooks, Bryan, Bulloch, Burke, Cherokee, Clarke, Cobb, Coweta, Decatur, Dekalb, Dodge, Dougherty, Early, Effingham, Fayette, Floyd, Forsyth, Fulton, Greene, Gwinnett, Hall, Houston, Jackson, Laurens, Lowndes, Madison, Muscogee, Oconee, Oglethorpe, Richmond, Screven, Seminole, Tattnall and Tift. Index photographs, created by the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS), also are available in this database. The photographs and indexes, produced from 1938 to the 1980s, are part of the University of Georgia Libraries' Map Collection located in the Science Library.

National Geographic MapMachine Relaunched

National Geographic's Map Machine (http://plasma.nationalgeographic.com/mapmachine/index.html) has been redesigned. It now includes political and street maps, historic maps from the Library of Congress, USGS topographic maps and aerial imagery. Country profiles and Maps in the News are worth checking out too. Some of the key features and resources on the relaunched site include:

·  New content -- The site has added aerial imagery provided by GlobeXplorer that allows you to zoom in on your house or another landmark, as well as USGS topographic maps of the United States, especially suited for the outdoor enthusiast.

·  User-friendly tools -- Informational layers on each map, showing roads, political boundaries and place names, can be turned on and off. A suite of tools allows users to measure distances, pan over the map, zoom in and out and label key map features. Once a map is customized, it can be saved, e-mailed to a friend or purchased in a wall-map-sized, high-quality print.

·  Quick Map Search -- This improved function allows users to enter the name of a city, country, region, continent or U.S. ZIP code to find a list of several maps relevant to the area.

·  More map themes -- Users can search and browse several different categories, including countries and continents, conservation and ecology, outdoor recreation, space, trip planning, historical maps, and maps geared for students and educators.

·  Online Map Store -- Users can purchase hundreds of National Geographic wall, trail and digital mapping products, along with atlases and globes. Visitors can also create their own atlas, aerial and topographic maps by zooming in on key areas and personalizing with labels. These maps can be ordered in a variety of sizes and formats for mail delivery.

·  Maps in the News and More -- The site highlights maps of places in the news. The flags-and-facts feature provides country profiles, and many other useful features round out the engaging site.

New Publications

Armstrong, Patrick H. and Martin, Geoffrey J., 2004. Geographers: Biobibliographical Studies. Continuum International Publishing Group, Inc. ISBN: 0-8264-7185-4. $165.00

Bishop, Michael and Shroder, John F., Jr., 2004. Geographic Information Science and Mountain Geomorphology. Springer-Verlag New York, Inc. ISBN: 3-540-42640-X. $159.00

Brigham, Albert, 2004. Geographic Influences in American History. University Press of the Pacific. ISBN: 1-4102-1222-X. $32.50

Bussey, Ben and Spudis, Paul D., 2004. The Clementine Atlas of the Moon. Cambridge University Press. ISBN: 0-521-81528-2. $80.00

Cresswell, Tim, 2004. Place: A Short Introduction. Blackwell Publishing. ISBN: 1-4051-0672-7. $24.95

Davis, Kenneth C., 2004. Don't Know Much about Geography: Everything You Need to Know about the World but Never Learned. Winston HarperTrade. ISBN: 0-380-71379-9. $14.00

DeMers, Michael N., 2004. Fundamentals of Geographic Information Systems. John Wiley & Sons, Inc. ISBN: 0-471-20491-9. $95.95

Dorling, Daniel and Thomas, B., 2004. People and Places: A 2001 Census Atlas of the UK. Policy Press. ISBN: 1-86134-555-0. $39.95

Fordham, Herbert G., 2004. Some Notable Surveyors and Map-Makers of the Sixeenth, Seventeenth, and Eighteenth Centuries and Their Work: A Study in the History of Cartography. Martino Publishing. ISBN: 1-57898-484-X.

Francaviglia, Richard V., 2004. Believing in Place: A Spiritual Geography of the Great Basin. University of Nevada Press. ISBN: 0-87417-542-9. $24.95

Gaddis, John L., 2004. The Landscape of History: How Historians Map the Past. Oxford University Press, Inc. ISBN: 0-19-517157-8. $13.95

Gaile, Gary L. and Willmott, Cort J., eds., 2004. Geography in America at the Dawn of the 21st Century. Oxford University Press, Inc. ISBN: 0-19-823392-2. $150.00

Gates, Gary, 2004. The Gay and Lesbian Atlas. Urban Institute Press. ISBN: 0-87766-721-7. $49.50

Gudde, Erwin G. revised by Bright, William, 2004. California Place Names: The Origin and Etymology of Current Geographical Names. University of California Press. ISBN: 0-520-24217-3. $24.95

Guthman, Julie, 2004. Agrarian Dreams: The Paradox of Organic Farming in California. University of California Press. ISBN: 0-520-24094-4. $55.00

Henry, Mark, ed., 2004. Mapping the Future of America's National Parks: Stewardship Through Geographic Information Systems. ESRI, Inc. ISBN: 1-58948-080-5. $26.95

Johnston, Ron, 2004. Geography and Geographers: Anglo-American Human Geography since 1945. Oxford University Press, Inc. ISBN: 0-340-80860-8. $26.00

Lake, R., 2004. Geography Mark-Up Language - Foundation for the Geo-Web. John Wiley & Sons, Inc. ISBN: 0-470-87153-9. $140.00

Map Link, 2004. Arizona Road and Recreation Atlas: Benchmark Maps. Map Link. Stapled. ISBN: 0-929591-84-4. $22.95

Maxwell, Brandt, 2004. Largest U. S. Cities Named after a Food and Other Mind-Boggling Geography Lists from Around the World. Santa Monica Press. ISBN: 1-891661-47-7. $16.95

Marsh, William M. and Grossa, John, 2004. Environmental Geography: Science, Land Use, and Earth Systems. John Wiley & Sons, Inc. ISBN: 0-471-48280-3. $72.95

Mayhew, Susan, 2004. A Dictionary of Geography. Oxford University Press, Inc. ISBN: 0-19-860673-7. $15.95

Messenger, Charles, 2004. D-Day Atlas: Anatomy of the Normandy Campaign. Thames & Hudson. ISBN: 0-500-25123-1. $34.95

Otterstrom, Samuel, 2004. A Geographical History of United States City-Systems: From Frontier to the Urban Transformation. The Edwin Mellen Press. ISBN: 0-7734-6521-9. $109.95

Palmer, Joy, 2004. Geography in the Early Years. Taylor & Francis, Inc. ISBN: 0-415-32070-4. $27.95

Ramen, Fred, 2004. A Historical Atlas of North America before Columbus. The Rosen Publishing Group, Inc. ISBN: 1-4042-0203-X.

Romano, Amy, 2004. A Historical Atlas of the United States and Its Territories. Rosen Publishing Group, Inc, The. ISBN: 1-4042-0202-1.

Rumsey, David and Punt, Edith M., 2004. Cartographica Extraordinaire: The Historical Map Transformed. ESRI, Inc. ISBN: 1-58948-044-9. $79.95

Sibley, David, 2004. Cultural Geography: A Critical Dictionary of Key Ideas. I. B. Tauris & Company, Ltd. ISBN: 1-86064-702-2. $24.50

Slocum, Terry A. and others, 2004. Introduction to Thematic Cartography. Prentice Hall PTR. ISBN: 0-13-035123-7. $82.67

Woodward, Rachel, 2004. Military Geographies. Blackwell Publishing. ISBN: 1-4051-1053-8. $79.95

New USGS Fact Sheets and Maps

The U.S. Geological Survey recently released several new Fact Sheets and maps. They include:

FS 0043-03. COLORADO. Water quality of the Boulder Creek Watershed, Colorado, by P. L. Verplanck, S. F. Murphy and L. B. Barber. 2003. 4 p.

FS 0078-03. Water-level changes in the High Plains aquifer, predevelopment to 2001, 1999 to 2000, and 2000 to 2001, by V. L. McGuire. 2003. 4 p. Available on the web at http://water.usgs.gov/pubs/fs/FS078-03/.

FS 0034-02. Mount Rainier; learning to live with volcanic risk, by C. L. Driedger and K. M. Scott. 2002. 4 p. (Supersedes Fact Sheet 065-97.) Available on the web at http://geopubs.wr.usgs.gov/fact-sheet/fs034-02/.

FS 2004-3007. Assessment of undiscovered oil and gas resources of the Burgos Basin Province, northeastern Mexico, 2003, by C. J. Schenk, T. S. Ahlbrandt, R. R. Charpentier, D. L. Gautier, M. E. Henry, T. R. Klett, R. M. Pollastro, G. F. Ulmishek and J. N. Weaver. 2004. 2 p.


MONTANA. Glacier National Park; part of Waterton-Glacier International Peace Park, Montana. 1998. p. . Lat 48°13' to 49°, long 113°10' to 114°30'. Scale 1:100,000 (1 inch = about 1.6 miles). Sheet 37 by 42.5 inches (in color). $7.


Geologic map of the Lower Hurricane Wash and vicinity, Mohave County, northwestern Arizona, by G. H. Billingsley and S. E. Graham. Prepared in cooperation with the National Park Service and the Bureau of Land Management. 2003. MF-2396. Scale 1:31,680 (1 inch = 2,640 feet). Sheet 39 by 45 inches (in color). (Accompanied by 27 page text.) (Map-on-demand.) $20. Available on the web at http://geopubs.wr.usgs.gov/map-mf/mf2396/.

Geologic map of the Upper Hurricane Wash and vicinity, Mohave County, northwestern Arizona, by G. H. Billingsley and H. C. Dyer. Prepared in cooperation with the National Park Service and the Bureau of Land Management. 2003. MF-2410. Scale 1:31,680 (1 inch = 2,640 feet). Sheet 38 by 44 inches (in color). (Accompanied by 23 page text.) (Map-on-demand.) $20. Available on the web at http://geopubs.wr.usgs.gov/map-mf/mf2410/.

Geologic map of upper Clayhole Valley and vicinity, Mohave County, northwestern Arizona, by G. H. Billingsley and S. S. Priest. Prepared in cooperation with the National Park Service and the Bureau of Land Management. 2003. MF-2418. Sheet 39 by 43 inches (in color). (Accompanied by 28 page text.) (Map-on-demand.) $20. Available on the web at http://geopubs.wr.usgs.gov/map-mf/mf2418/.

COLORADO. Geologic map of the Horse Mountain Quadrangle, Garfield County, Colorado, by W. J. Perry, R. R. Shroba, R. B. Scott and Florian Maldonado. 2003. MF-2415. Scale 1:24,000 (1 inch = 2,000 feet). Sheet 39 by 35 inches (in color). (Accompanied by 18 page text.) (Map-on-demand) $20. Available on the web at http://pubs.usgs.gov/mf/2003/mf-2415/.

IDAHO, MONTANA. Geologic map of the Bonners Ferry 30' ´ 60' quadrangle, Idaho and Montana, by F. K. Miller and R. F. Burmester. 2004. MF-2426. Scale 1:100,000 (1 inch = about 1.6 miles). Sheet 33 by 52 inches (in color). (Accompanied by 31 page text.) (Map-on-demand.) $20. Available on the web at http://geopubs.wr.usgs.gov/map-mf/mf2426/.

NEW MEXICO. Geologic map of the Puye Quadrangle, Los Alamos, Rio Arriba, Sandoval, and Santa Fe Counties, New Mexico, by D. P. Dethier. 2003. MF-2419. Scale 1:24,000 (1 inch = 2,000). Sheet 40 by 30 inch (in color). Available on the web at http://pubs.usgs.gov/mf/2003/mf-2419/.

Periodical Articles

Abbott, Brian, Emmart, Carter, and Wyatt, Ryan, 2004. Virtual Universe. Natural History, v. 113, no. 3, p. 44-49.

Affonso, Dyanne D.; Andrews, Gavin J.; Jeffs, Lianne, 2004. The urban geography of SARS: paradoxes and dilemmas in Toronto's health care. Journal of Advanced Nursing, v. 45, no. 6, p. 568-78.

Altingovde, I. Sengor and others, 2004. Metadata-based modeling of information resources on the Web. Journal of the American Society for Information Science and Technology, v. 55, no. 2, p. 97-110.

Beaman, Reed, Wieczorek, John, and Blum, Stan, 2004. Determining Space from Place for Natural History Collections: In a Distributed Digital Library Environment. D-Lib Magazine, v. 10, no. 4. URL: ttp://www.dlib.org/dlib/may04/beaman/05beaman.html.

Beard, Colleen, 2004. [Review of] Water Resources Information Project: Waterflow Data Layer, Ontario Ministry of Natural Resources Geomatics Service. Association of Canadian Map Libraries and Archives Bulletin, no. 119, p. 50-51.

Best 3D Maps Of Earth Created By The Space Shuttle. Popular Mechanics, v. 181, no. 3, p.14.

Bjork, Bo C. and Hedlund, Turid, 2004. A formalised model of the scientific publication process. Online Information Review, v. 28, no. 1, p. 8-21.

Boulay, Steve, 2004. Mapping Russia. Russian Life, v. 47, no. 2, p. 48-55.

Boychuk, Rick, 2004. The new Nunavut. Canadian Geographic, v. 124, no. 2, p. 11.

Breeze, Andrew, 2004. The Ancient Britons and Cronton, Lancashire. Northern History, v. 41, no. 1, p. 181-182.

Brody, Samuel D.; Highfield, Wes; Alston, Letitia, 2004. Does Location Matter? Environment & Behavior, v. 36, no. 2, p. 229-50.

Buckland, Michael and Lancaster, Lewis, 2004. Combining Place, Time, and Topic: The Electronic Cultural Atlas Initiative. D-Lib Magazine, v. 10, no. 4. URL: http://www.dlib.org/dlib/may04/buckland/05buckland.html.

Canter, Philip and Harries, Keith, 2004. Police officers' perceptions of maps and aerial photographs. International Journal of Police Science & Management, v. 6, no. 1, p. 37-50.

Carpenter, Tom, 2004. Redrawing Canada. Canadian Geographic, v. 124, no. 2, p. 26.

Carroll, Francis M., 2004. Mappery. Beaver, v. 84, no. 2, p. 6.

Cash for geographers. Times Educational Supplement, April 9, 2004, no. 4578, p. 4.

Chen, Anne, 2004. DeLorme maps DLM management. eWeek, v. 21, no. 12, p. 52-53.

Chen, Chaomei, 2004. Mapping scientific frontiers: the quest for knowledge visualization. Journal of the American Society for Information Science and Technology, v. 55, no. 3, p. 363-365.

Chilligworth, Mark, 2004. Local knowledge at the click of a mouse. Information World Review, no. 199, p. 23.

Choi, Charles, 2004. Drawing the Lines. Scientific American, v. 290, no. 3, p. 24-25.

Christmas on ice. Canadian Geographic, March/April 2004, v. 124, no. 2, p. 9.

Crane, Gregory, 2004. Georeferencing in Historical Collections. D-Lib Magazine, v. 10, no. 4. URL: http://www.dlib.org/dlib/may04/crane/05crane.html.

Danisi, Thomas C. and Wood, W. Raymond, 2004. Lewis and Clark's Route Map: James Mackay's Map of the Missouri River. Western Historical Quarterly, v. 35, no. 1, p. 53-62.

Dempsey, Kathy, 2004. Promotion Is Like Chinese Food. Computers in Libraries, v. 24, no. 5, p. 4.

Dicken, Peter, 2004. Geographers and ‘globalization’: (yet) another missed boat? Transactions of the Institute of British Geographers, v. 29, no. 1, p. 5-26.

Dixon, Deborah P. and Jones , John P., III, 2004. Guest editorial. Environment & Planning A, v. 36, no. 3, p. 381-90.

Dynamic atlas. Canadian Geographic, March/April 2004, v. 124, no. 2, p. 9.

Editorial Thinking through the Geographies of the New Europe in the New Millennium. European Urban & Regional Studies, April 2004, v. 11, no. 2, p. 99-102.

Evatt, Allison and Hibberd, Betty Jo, 2004. Mapping information flows: a practical guide. Information Management Journal, v. 38, no. 1, p. 58, 60-62, 64.

Farrar, Steve, 2004. Old sea chart is so current. Times Higher Education Supplement, April 30, no. 1638, p. 5.

Faye, Michael L.and others, 2004. The Challenges Facing Landlocked Developing Countries. Journal of Human Development, v. 5, no. 1, p. 31-68.

Foni, Alberto and Seal, David, 2004. Shuttle Radar Topography Mission: an innovative approach to shuttle orbital control. Acta Astronautica, v. 54, no. 8, p. 565-70.

Foody, Giles M, 2004. GIS: stressing the geographical. Progress in Physical Geography, v. 28, no. 1, p. 152-158.

Frank, Eibe and Paynter, Gordon W., 2004. Predicting Library of Congress classifications from Library of Congress subject headings. Journal of the American Society for Information Science and Technology, v. 55, no. 3, p. 214-227.

Garfield, Eugene, 2004. Historiographic mapping of knowledge domains literature. Journal of Information Science, v. 30 no. 2, 2004, p.119-145.

Geography World. School Library Journal, Spring2004 Supplement, v. 50, p. 38.

Gastner, Michael T. and Newman, M. E. J., 2004. Diffusion-based method for producing density-equalizing maps. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, v. 101, no. 20, p. 7499-7504.

Geomatics Industry Association of America, 2004. Bluetooth—an Introduction. Professional Surveyor Magazine, v. 24, no. 4, p. 36.

Glacial Movement. National Geographic, March 2004, v. 205, no. 3, p. 132.

Goodchild, Michael F., 2004. The Alexandria Digital Library Project: Review, Assessment, and Prospects. D-Lib Magazine, v. 10, no. 4. URL: http://www.dlib.org/dlib/may04/goodchild/05goodchild.html.

Gorman, Sean P. and Kulkarni, Rajendra, 2004. Spatial small worlds: new geographic patterns for an information economy. Environment & Planning B: Planning & Design, v. 31, no. 2, p. 273-96.

Grimwade, Keith, 2004. Geography. Times Educational Supplement, April 23, no. 4580, p. 11.

Hall, Carl T., 2004. The Deep Secrets of S.F. Bay: Stunning 3-D Underwater Maps Reveal Surprises. San Francisco Chronicle, May 24, p. A1, A6.

Hawkins, Bradford A. and Diniz-Filho, José Alexandre Felizola, 2004. ‘Latitude’ and geographic patterns in species richness. Ecography, v. 27, no. 2, p. 268-72.

Henderson, Janet, 2004. Loma, Mont., and the Land of Many Gifts. American History, v. 39, no. 1, p. 40-43.

Hibbs Jr., Douglas A.; Olsson, Ola, 2004. Geography, biogeography, and why some countries are rich and others are poor. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America, v. 101, no. 10, p. 3715-3720.

Hill, Linda L., 2004. Georeferencing in Digital Libraries. D-Lib Magazine, v. 10, no. 4. URL: http://www.dlib.org/dlib/may04/hill/05hill.html.

Holton, W. Conard, 2004. Rich Map Poor Map. Environmental Health Perspectives, v. 112, no. 3, pA176-179.

How to Settle a Controversy. Biblical Archaeology Review, May/June 2004, v. 30, no. 3, p. 17-18.

Isaacs, Lindsay, 2004. Managing energy assets. American City & County, v. 119, no. 3, p. 58.

Jacobs, Geoff. 3D Laser Scanning: an “Ultra-fast High-Definition, Reflectorless Topographic Survey.” Professional Surveyor Magazine, v. 24, no. 5, p. 38, 40-42.

Jacobs, Lisa D., 2004. Building for Our Future: Making Space for Community Ties at the Museum of Surveying. Professional Surveyor Magazine, v. 24, no. 3, p. 38-40.

Janée, Greg, Frew, James and Hill, Linda L., 2004. Issues in Georeferenced Digital Libraries. D-Lib Magazine, v. 10, no. 4. URL: http://www.dlib.org/dlib/may04/janee/05janee.html.

Janzen, Sharon, 2004. 101 Ways to Use Orthophotos! Association of Canadian Map Libraries and Archives Bulletin, no. 119, p. 7-10.

Johnson, Rich, 2004. Fixing Your Position. Outdoor Life, v. 211, no. 4, p. 88-90.

Knetsch, Joe, 2004. A Brief History of Swamp and Overflowed Lands. Professional Surveyor Magazine, v. 24, no. 5, p. 52-55.

Koontz, C., et. al., Unlock Your Demographics. Library Journal v. 129 no. 4, p. 32-3.

Koontz, C., et. al., Customer Data 24/7 Aids Library Planning and Decision Making. Florida Libraries v. 47 no. 1 (Spring 2004) p. 17-19.

Koontz, C.M., et. al., 2004. The Public Library Geographic Database: What Can It Do for Your Library? Public Libraries, v. 43, no. 2, p. 113-8.

Kuipers, Benjamin and Remolina, Einilio, 2004. Towards a general theory of topological maps. Artificial Intelligence, v. 152, no. 1, p. 47-104.

Lake, S.E.L., 2004. Maps in the Classroom [Software review]. Library Media Connection, v. 22 no. 5, p. 52-3.

Lane, Kelly, 2004. The GIS of GPS. Science Teacher, v. 71, no. 5, p. 32-33.

Lausen, Georg and May, Wolfgang, 2004. A uniform framework for integration of information from the web. Information Systems, v. 29, no. 1, p. 59-91.

Lee, Jeffrey, 2004. Great Geographers. Focus on Geography, v. 47, no. 4, p. 34-36.

Liu, Lin and Yu, Eric, 2004. Designing information systems in social context: a goal and scenario modelling approach. Information Systems, v. 29, no. 2, p. 187-203.

Livingston, Michael, 2004. More Vinland maps and texts. Discovering the New World in Higden’s Polychronicon. Journal of Medieval History, v. 30, no. 1, p. 25-44.

Mangis, Carol A., 2004. National Geographic Back Roads Explorer. PC Magazine, v. 23, no. 5, p. 131.

Mansell, Warwick, 2004. Lessons in the spirit of inquiry. Times Educational Supplement, March 5, no. 4573, p. 8.

Marech, Rona, 2004. Bay Area, Region is Tops in Nation for Gays: That’s Hardly News, but Atlas Does Hold Some Big Surprises [Review of The Gay and Lesbian Atlas] San Francisco Chronicle, May 3, p. B1, B5.

Martin, Kenneth A., 2004. [Review of] Ross, Val. The Road to There: Mapmakers and Their Stories. Association of Canadian Map Libraries and Archives Bulletin, no. 119, p. 49.

Martindale, J., 2004. Geographic Information Systems Librarianship: Suggestions for Entry-Level Academic Professionals. The Journal of Academic Librarianship, v. 30, no. 1, p. 67-72.

Massaro, Loren and Pesses, Randy, 2004. The Rubicon Trail: Mapping the World’s Wildest County Road [El Dorado and Placer counties, Calif.]. Professional Surveyor Magazine, v. 24, no. 3, p. 8-10, 12.

Maxwell, S.K. and others, 2004. An automated approach to mapping corn from Landsat imagery. Computers & Electronics in Agriculture, v. 43, Issue 1, p. 43-54.

McClennen, Nate, 2004. Soil, Weeds, and Computers. Science Teacher, v. 71, no. 5, p. 48-49.

Monk, Janice, 2004. Women, Gender, and the Histories of American Geography. Annals of the Association of American Geographers, v. 94, no. 1, p. 1-22.

MSHA announces grants to digitize mine maps. Safety & Health, March 2004, v. 169, no. 3, p. 17-18.

Mulcare, Donald M., 2004. The National Geodetic Survey VERTCON tool. NGS Geodetic Toolkit, Part 9. Professional Surveyor Magazine, v. 24, no. 3, p. 46, 48.

Neumayer, Eric, 2004. National carbon dioxide emissions: geography matters. Area, v. 36, no. 1, p. 33-40.

New tuberculosis research shows link to geographic populations. Health & Medicine Week, April 12, 2004, p. 725-727.

Night space images show development. Science News April 3, 2004, v. 165, no. 14, p. 222.

Nolte, Carl, 2004. Fred Sandrock—Mt. Tamalpais Historian [obituary]. San Francisco Chronicle, May 1, p. B7.

O'Reilly, Lindsay, 2004. Watching the weather watchers. Canadian Geographic, v. 124, no. 2, p. 8.

O'Rourke, Kate, 2004. Mapping our way to quick disaster response. Journal of the American Veterinary Medical Association, v. 224, no. 5, p. 650-651.

Pinnell, Richard, 2004. Supporting the Library’s Geographic Information Systems (GIS) Program Through Reference Service. Association of Canadian Map Libraries and Archives Bulletin, no. 119, p. 11-14.

Pompilio, Natalie and Rosen, Jill, 2004. Graphics Evolution. American Journalism Review, Apr/May2004, v. 26, no. 2, p. 9-10.

Protecting the homeland. Journal of the American Veterinary Medical Association, March 1, 2004, v. 224, no. 5, p. 652.

Reid, James S., Higgins, Chris, Medyckyj-Scott, David and Robson, Andrew, 2004. Spatial Data Infrastructures and Digital Libraries: Paths to Convergence. D-Lib Magazine, v. 10, no. 4. URL: http://www.dlib.org/dlib/may04/reid/05reid.html.

Root, Mary M., 2004. Robert Brooke, Father and Son, Surveyors of Virginia. Professional Surveyor Magazine, v. 24, no. 4, p. 44-46, 48.

Roy-Sole, Monique, 2004. Dune tracking. Canadian Geographic, v. 124, no. 2, p. 9.

Russell, J.C., Clout, M.N. and McArdle, B.H., 2004. Island biogeography and the species richness of introduced mammals on New Zealand offshore islands. Journal of Biogeography, v. 31, no. 4, p. 653-64.

Reed, Philip A.; Ritz, John, 2004. Geospatial Technology. Technology Teacher, v. 63, no. 6, p. 17-20.

Reynaud, Chantal and Rousset, Marie-Christine, 2004. Knowledge representation for information integration. Information Systems, v. 29, no. 1, p. 3-22.

Saffell, Cameron L., 2004. Enhancing the Interpretation of the "Greater Southwest". Agricultural History, v. 78, no. 2, p. 131-39.

Schmidt, Wilhelm A., 2004. The Bicentennial of the Lewis and Clark Expedition. Professional Surveyor Magazine, v. 24, no. 5, p. 32-33.

Schultz, Robert J., 2004. History of Formal Surveying Education. Professional Surveyor Magazine, v. 24, no. 3, p. 28, 30.

Schutzberg, Adena, 2004. New Home for GeoJP2. Professional Surveyor Magazine, v. 24, no. 5, p. 30.

Scoggins, Amanda, and others, 2004. Spatial analysis of annual air pollution exposure and mortality. Science of the Total Environment, v. 321, no. 1-3, p. 71-85.

Sebert, Louis M., 2004. Mysterious Wollaston Lake (Northern Saskatchewan). Association of Canadian Map Libraries and Archives Bulletin, no. 119, p. 15-18.

Simmons, Cynthia S., 2004. The Political Economy of Land Conflict in the Eastern Brazilian Amazon. Annals of the Association of American Geographers, v. 94, no. 1, p. 183-206.

Sogade, J., and others, 2004. Electromagnetic Cave-to-Surface Mapping System. IEEE Transactions on Geoscience and Remote Sensing, v. 42, no. 4, p. 754-763.

Spiegel, Shaun and Kinikin, Janae, 2004. Promoting Geographic Information System Usage Across Campus. Computers in Libraries; May2004, v. 24, no. 5, p. 10-14.

Spies, Gregory C., 2004. The Mystery of the Camak Stone: Retracing the Bounds in the Vicinity of Nickajack Cave, Tennessee. Professional Surveyor Magazine, v. 24, no. 3, p. 49-52.

Stachurski, Richard J., 2004. Finding North America. Part 1. Professional Surveyor Magazine, v. 24, no. 5, p. 12-15.

Stevens, Nicki F., Garbeil, Harold and Mouginis-Mark, Peter J., 2004. NASA EOS Terra ASTER: Volcanic topographic mapping and capability. Remote Sensing of Environment, v. 90, no. 3, p. 405-414.

Stovring, Jorn, 2004. "The Washington consensus" in relation to the telecommunication sector in African developing countries. Telematics and Informatics, v. 21, no. 1, p. 11-24.

Swartzlander, Jeffrey M., 2004. The Role of Surveyors in Operation Iraqi Freedom. Professional Surveyor Magazine, v. 24, no. 4, p. 8-10, 12-13.

Tobler, Waldo, 2004. Thirty Five Years of Computer Cartograms. Annals of the Association of American Geographers, v. 94, no. 1, p. 58-73.

TOXMAP. Environmental Health Perspectives, March 2004, v. 112, no. 3, p. A161.

US Air Force Awards Lockhead Martin a $20 M Contract for GPS. Microwave Journal, March 2004, v. 47, no. 3, p. 41.

Ward, Helen, 2004. Geography lessons in the real world. Times Educational Supplement, April 2, 2004, no. 4577, p. 13.

Watson, Elizabeth E., 2004. ‘What a dolt one is’: language learning and fieldwork in geography. Area, v. 36, no. 1, p. 59-68.

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Wilkinson, Terry and Sharpe, Steve, 2004. Surveying the Wacissa-Aucilla [Florida]. Professional Surveyor Magazine, v. 24, no. 3, p. 14-16, 18-19.

Williams, Allison and Garvin, Theresa, 2004. Taking stock: geographical perspectives on women and health in Canada. Canadian Geographer, v. 48, no. 1, p. 29-34.

Wilson, Bonita, 2004. A Special Issue on Georeferencing and Geospatial Data. D-Lib Magazine, v. 10, no. 4, Editorial. URL: http://www.dlib.org/dlib/may04/05editorial.html.

Wines, Michael, 2004. South Africa: Geology is Destiny. New York Times Magazine, March 7, Sophisticated Traveler, v. 153, p. 18-20.

Woods, Cheryl, 2004. Historical Maps Committee, Association of Canadian Map Libraries and Archives: Its Past, Present and Future. Association of Canadian Map Libraries and Archives Bulletin, no. 119, p. 4-6.

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Yagoub, M.M., 2004. Monitoring of urban growth of a desert city through remote sensing: Al-Ain, UAE, between 1976 and 2000. International Journal of Remote Sensing, v. 25, no. 6, p. 1063, 14p

Zellmer, L. How Homeland Security Affects Spatial Information. Computers in Libraries v. 24 no. 4, p. 6-8, 37-8, 40. URL: http://www.infotoday.com/cilmag/apr04/zellmer.shtml.

U.S. Federal, State and Local Government News

USGS Issues Request for Information

The U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) distribution facility in Lakewood, Colorado currently disseminates USGS and other Federal agency scientific information products (maps, books, reports, and other publications). These products are disseminated in hardcopy, CD-ROM, DVD, and print-on-demand formats through our network of authorized USGS Business Partners as well as through walk-up and mail delivery mechanisms. USGS has issued a Request for Information (RFI) for feedback concerning meeting and improving delivery of information to the public. This request for information is to engage the public and private sector in providing innovative ideas for the way our information is disseminated.

The USGS is interested in identifying organizations capable of warehousing and delivering USGS and other Federal agency information products and managing an inventory currently consisting of more than 89,000 titles, or approximately 30 million units. The USGS is also interested in determining if there is public or private sector interest in the hardcopy distribution function as the USGS migrates to an emphasis on an electronic warehouse distribution system.

To better understand the wide range of innovative solutions and opportunities that are available, the USGS is issuing an RFI. The request will be available on FedBizOpps.gov, by April 30, 2004. This is the single point-of-entry for Federal government procurement, and Government buyers are able to publicize their business opportunities by posting directly to FedBizOpps via the Internet. Commercial vendors seeking Federal markets for their products and services can search, monitor and retrieve solicitations by the entire Federal contracting community at the following website: http://www.fedbizopps.gov. From: Ronald Lofton, Assistant Branch Chief, Information Services, U. S. Geological Survey. Contributed by David Cobb.

Homeland Security Guidelines & Report

The geospatial data community’s use of a common, standardized approach to identify data sets that have sensitive content and provide appropriate access to such information will increase the effectiveness of individual organization’s actions. The Guidelines for Providing Appropriate Access to Geospatial Data in Response to Security Concerns provide procedures to identify sensitive information content of geospatial data sets. Should such content be identified, the guidelines help organizations provide appropriate access to the data and still protect sensitive information content. The guidelines are available for public review from May 3 through June 2, 2004. The review package, which includes the guidelines and instructions for comment, is available for download at http://www.fgdc.gov/fgdc/homeland/FGDC_access_guidelines.pdf.

A related work that the working group found useful is the RAND Corporation report Mapping the Risks: Assessing the Homeland Security Implications of Publicly Available Geospatial Information. (Report # MG-142). The report is available at http://www.rand.org/publications/MG/MG142/.

NGA WW II Historical Map Series

During war, maps provide a means to plan for the future. After war, they offer a vivid recollection of the past. A new compilation of World War II cartography and imagery – now known collectively as geospatial intelligence – does not purport to convey a comprehensive history. Instead, it provides a representative sample of maps and photographic materials used in various theaters of the conflict. Overall, the United States produced as many as 5 million military maps a month during World War II. The material was first compiled as a series of posters for display on Memorial Day, 2004 at the dedication of the National World War II Memorial in Washington, D.C. All of the included maps were reproduced from public research institutions, including primarily the National Archives and Records Administration. All of the imagery was reproduced from the National Archives. The WWII Historical Map Series includes posters with maps showing the Aleutians, the Battle of the Bulge, Bombing of Berlin, D-Day, France, the French-German Border, Iwo Jima, Anzio, Italy, Japan, Luzon, Negros Island, New Guinea, Normandy Air Campaign, Okinawa, the Southwest Pacific, the Philippines, and the raid on Ploesti. The posters are available for purchase by the public from the Government Printing Office (http://bookstore.gpo.gov/).

USGS Celebrates 50 years in Menlo Park

In January of 1954, 120 employees of the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) moved into what would be the first of many USGS buildings in Menlo Park. These USGS employees were previously stationed all around the western United States from San Francisco to Salt Lake City, and several were even commuting from our Washington DC office. Bringing them together in a central western region facility would lead to increased scientific cooperation and efficient use of resources. The Survey’s Western Region Headquarters would eventually grow to include 2000 people housed in almost two dozen buildings spread from Redwood City to Palo Alto. In recent years, that number has been reduced by downsizing and decentralization, but the USGS still employs about 600 people at their Middlefield Road campus in Menlo Park.

This 50th anniversary of the USGS in Menlo Park comes at the same time the whole USGS is celebrating its 125th anniversary as a federal agency. These 125th and 50th anniversaries will be celebrated throughout 2004 with a variety of public events at 345 Middlefield Road in Menlo Park, California.

On Earth Day, Thursday, April 22 at 7:00 p.m., the USGS held a series of public lectures highlighting its major scientific achievements over the past 50 years. Future 50th anniversary lectures highlighting the major scientific achievements of USGS scientists in Menlo Park will include topics such as: Ecosystem restoration in the Sacramento - San Joaquin Delta, Development of the Paleomagnetic time scale and its contributions to the Theory of Plate tectonics, the construction of the Trans-Alaska petroleum pipeline, Landslides studies and real-time monitoring, Mineral resources, Insights from the ocean bottom, Advances in Volcanology, Monitoring San Francisco Bay, Advances in earthquake science, and Understanding California’s geologic history. For more information on the public lecture schedule at the USGS, see http://online.wr.usgs.gov/calendar/ or by calling (650) 329-5000.

Currently on display in the lobby and hallways of USGS Building 3 are exhibits about the early years of the USGS shortly after its establishment in 1879 and its first director, Clarence King. In development are more exhibits and public displays featuring the past 50 years in Menlo Park. The displays at the USGS are open for public viewing Monday - Friday, 8:00 - 5:00.

Also on April 22 the USGS will launch a 50th anniversary Web site http://quake.usgs.gov/50years showcasing its scientific achievements, and highlighting 50 years in Menlo Park. The Web site will feature a history of the USGS in Menlo Park, historic maps, photos and newspaper clippings, brief accounts of accomplishments, reminiscences of senior Survey scientists and retirees, a schedule of public events, and more. Visit the Web site frequently, as it will evolve and grow throughout the year. In addition to this anniversary, the U.S. Geological Survey is also celebrating. It turned 125 on March 3.

Public Printer of the United States Bruce James presented the Senate Legislative Branch Appropriations Subcommittee today with the GPO's funding request for fiscal year 2005.

GPO Digitization & Preservation Initiative

The U.S. Government Printing Office (GPO) will collaborate with the Association of Research Libraries (ARL) and others in the library community on a national digitization plan. The goal is to digitize a complete legacy collection of tangible U.S. Government documents to make sure that these materials are available, in the public domain, for permanent public access. The conversion of tangible materials will begin with print publications, but will eventually include microfiche and other tangible formats. Information will be digitized based on established priorities or local needs. GPO will:

·  Coordinate this effort;
·  Assist in the establishment and implementation of standards;
·  Maintain a registry of digitization projects;
·  Serve as a trusted repository for preservation and access, in addition to any other places that the materials might be held;
·  Certify and authenticate the electronic files; and
·  Ensure that there is appropriate cataloging and metadata for the items in the collection.

The availability of an electronic legacy collection will allow depository libraries, including regional libraries, to manage their tangible collections more effectively, substituting electronic copies for tangible copies -- if they wish to do so.

The first step in this process is to compile a list of priority titles or series for digitization. GPO is seeking recommendations of Government document titles and series that should be among the early items to be digitized. Please review the list of candidates for digitization that have already been proposed and add other titles that you feel should be on the list. Part one of the survey will close on May 8, 2004. Following the analysis of the recommendations, GPO will ask the community to rank suggested titles and series for digitization. The second part of the survey will consist of a ranking period that will begin by mid-May and last for two weeks.

When the ranking is completed, GPO will make the results known, both as a single consolidated list, and also as separate lists by library type. This will make it possible to identify the overall priorities of the community as well as to identify the titles that are of greatest interest to specific types of libraries, such as public libraries, law libraries or state libraries. The lists will serve to focus attention on high interest titles and provide suggestions for institutions that are planning digitization projects. Libraries will be free of digitize other parts of the legacy collection based on institutional interests and local needs.

NOAA Educational Kits Available

A new online educational product, titled Discovery Kits is now available at the NOAA Web site. The kits were developed by the NOAA Ocean Service. The most recent kit explains geodesy—the science that measures and monitors the size and shape of the Earth, identifies points on its surface and forms the basis for worldwide Global Positioning Systems (GPS). The kits explain the science behind NOAA’s activities and make complex subjects more accessible to a nonscientific audience. Several other kits are in development, covering topics such as estuarine ecology, nonpoint source pollution and marine archaeology.

Discovery Kits are geared toward high school students and educators. Previous kits dealt with corals and tides and water levels. All are written in a student–friendly style, according to the National Science Teachers Association, which undertook a formal review of the kits. The Discovery Kits are one of many tools NOAA is developing to improve the understanding of the changing Earth and it processes. They also enhance public environmental literacy, which improves the public's understanding and appreciation of NOAA's missions.

The Geodesy Discovery Kits includes three components that educators and students will find useful:

·  A 10-chapter tutorial explaining geodesy, including the history of the science, the figure of the Earth, the National Spatial Reference System and GPS. The multimedia tutorial includes many illustrations and interactive, animated graphics that help explain this complex subject.
·  A Roadmap to Resources, which includes a set of annotated Web site references directing educators and students to specific geodetic data offered by the NOAA Geodetic Survey (NGS) and other NOAA Web sites.
·  Lesson plans correlated with National Science Education Standards and targeted to educators at the high school level. Each lesson plan combines tutorial content with data offerings listed in the Roadmap to Resources.

The Discovery Kits are available on the web at: http://oceanservice.noaa.gov/education/.

Ivan B.DeLoatch named FGDC Staff Director

Ivan B.DeLoatch has been selected as the Staff Director of the Federal Geographic Data Committee (FGDC). As Staff Director, he will provide leadership and management for FGDC operations and activities. Ivan has over 23 years of environmental program, technical, and policy experience in the Federal, State, and private sectors. For the past year, he has served as the Acting Staff Director of the FGDC pursuing the vision to build an effective and efficient NSDI. He has also provided new experience and insight to bring Federal, State, local and industry officials together to build alliances necessary to effect the development of a coordinated NSDI that supports the broad geospatial community. Prior to assignment at USGS, he served as Chief of the Data Acquisition Branch in the Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) Office of Environmental Information, where he led the effort to establish EPA’s Geospatial Program and implemented innovative approaches to acquire key datasets for agency-wide use. He played a central role in EPA’s efforts to develop an enterprise approach for the use of geospatial data, tools and technology that includes key internal and external planning activities.

Bureau of Reclamation DataWeb

The Bureau of Reclamation’s DataWeb, http://www.usbr.gov/dataweb/, is an electronic presentation of the Bureau of Reclamation´s (Reclamation) Project Data Book. These compilations have been published since 1941 under the title Summarized Data on Federal Reclamation Projects and other titles. These publications have provided historical, statistical, and technical information on the projects of the Bureau of Reclamation to legislators, State and Federal officials, water users, engineers, educators, students, and others, in foreign countries as well as the United States, who are concerned about water resource development. DataWeb attempts to continue to serve this need by providing up-to-date project information on the Internet.

Most of these individual projects, which are located west of the 100th Meridian, were developed for irrigation, water storage, and development in arid and semiarid lands. However, the Bureau’s role has expanded by the concept of multiple-use development. By applying this concept, Reclamation assures the Nation that maximum benefits are being derived today and will be in the future as we manage our water resources.

Today, the Bureau’s attention is focused on the Nation's energy needs and environmental quality. These factors have become major considerations in decision making related to how water resources are allocated to agriculture, municipalities and industries, the hydroelectric power development, fish and wildlife enhancement, and recreation. On the DataWeb, Reclamation projects, substantially complete and in operation, are reviewed in detail with attention to history, costs, beneficiaries, engineering, water data, and productivity. Pages on individual Projects, Dams & Reservoirs, and Power Plants can be found by selecting from alphabetical and state listings, and flat maps. Interactive Maps can also be created by the user showing desired features.

The names of projects and their chief features have sometimes changed. Names used during the planning and development stages of projects may later be changed by action of the Congress or upon review by the Board on Geographic Names. Statistical data are also subject to change. Dimensions of structures may change because of structural alterations. Reservoir capacities are subject to revision as a result of siltation studies. Changes are sometimes introduced because of different methods of measurement, or because of revised definitions.

Historical Censuses Now Online

Many historical Census documents and volumes of the Statistical Abstract of the United States are now online at the U.S. Census Bureau’s Internet site as the agency moves toward its goal of posting all of its publications online. The initial rollout consists of results from the first census in 1790 to the 1860 census. Statistical Abstracts from 1878-1936 and 1953-56 also are online. Missing census reports and Statistical Abstracts will be added as the Census Bureau finishes scanning paper copies of the historical documents. The historical documents are image files that are not searchable, but do include indexes and tables of contents. To access the files, users should go to the U.S. Census Bureau home page at http://www.census.gov and select the Publications link on the left side of the page.

NASA's Terra Satellite Tracks Global Pollution

Data from NASA's Terra satellite is adding to our understanding of how pollution spreads around the globe. The information will help scientists protect and understand the Earth. NASA funded scientists from the National Center for Atmospheric Research (NCAR), Boulder, Colo., will present two studies focusing on global air pollution. Terra and other NASA Earth observing satellites provide vital tools for monitoring global levels, sources and destinations of CO and other pollutants. The growing data record shows seasonal and annual variations, clues about how our planet may be changing. CO molecules can last from a few weeks to several months in the atmosphere, allowing them to travel long distances and impact air quality far from the point of emission.

In late summer 2002 and spring 2003, Terra observed big fires in western Russia and Siberia. The fires led to a 'dirty' 2002/03 winter atmosphere in the Northern Hemisphere with high amounts of CO and aerosol. Peak levels of CO hung over the United States. By using two complementary instruments on Terra, scientists were able to tell the difference between pollutants originating from wildfires and those from urban and industrial sources. The MOPITT instrument provided CO data, while the Moderate-resolution Imaging Spectroradiometer (MODIS) instrument recorded aerosol data.

Work has started to determine if the MOPITT instrument can track CO pollution originating from cities. Clerbaux, a scientist visiting NCAR from the French National Center for Scientific Research, points out tracking pollution from cities is very important, since half the people on Earth will live in urban centers by 2007. Though MOPITT was not designed specifically to detect pollution plumes from cities, the results look promising. By selecting the data and averaging it over long time periods, the observations were made more reliable, and help distinguish the city emissions from other distant sources.

Science.gov 2.0 Launched

Science.gov 2.0, the next major step in government science information retrieval, was launched May 11, 2004. Science.gov is the gateway to reliable information about science and technology from across federal government organizations. Science.gov 2.0 offers groundbreaking, user-friendly technology enhancements to the interagency science portal. While retaining the content and advances originally unveiled in December 2002, now Version 2.0 will search 47 million pages of government R&D results and present the result to the patron in relevancy-ranked order. The new technology sorts through the government’s vast reservoirs of research and rapidly returns information in an order more likely to meet users’ needs. Science.gov is made possible through a collaboration of 12 major science agencies.

The Nation’s FirstGov for science, Science.gov is for the educational and library communities, as well as business people, entrepreneurs, agency scientists and anyone with an interest in science. The information is all free and no registration is required. Science.govcontains reliable information resources selected by the agencies as their best science information. The Science.gov Web site provides the unique ability to search across 30 databases as well as across 1,700 Web sites. The World Wide Web consists of two parts: the Surface Web and the Deep Web. Popular search engines can access the Surface Web, but not the Deep Web. Among the resources in the Deep Web are the huge databases created and maintained by the science agencies. Using a “metasearch” technology, Science.gov 2.0 brings the 30 largest of these databases together and makes them searchable via a single query. For Science.gov 2.0, the Department of Energy funded the development of a new relevance-ranking technology and applied it to metasearches in the Deep Web. Hosted by the Department of Energy’s Office of Scientific and Technical Information, Science.gov is made possible through a collaboration of the Departments of Agriculture, Commerce, Defense, Education, Energy, Health and Human Services and Interior, as well as the Environmental Protection Agency, the Government Printing Office, the National Aeronautics and Space Administration, and the National Science Foundation, with support from the National Archives and Records Administration.

HUD MapStats

The MapsStats Website from the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development provides One Click Access to State and Two Click Access to County and City Data. The site was developed through a partnership between the Department of Housing and Urban Development, FedStats and the U.S. Census Bureau. It makes locating key government-wide statistical data and information about cities, counties, states and the nation easier with the activation of an enhanced MapsStats section of the FedStats website, http://www.fedstats.gov, a one-stop site for community stakeholders, researchers, students and everyday data users.

MapStats eliminates the need to search multiple sites to get information on births and deaths, income, poverty, housing, crime, employment, retail sales, education levels, travel time to work, minority owned firms, weather and many other community indicators. The website links two award-winning Internet applications to data and other information across federal agencies to provide easy access to the latest government statistics. MapStats, when used with HUD's State of the Cities Data System, provides users with a powerful tool for accessing detailed demographic and business information for cities. Data from the State of the Cities Data System are available for four decades, enabling users to research trends. Mapstats also provides a number of helpful tools and links. For example, if you don't know a county name but know a place or ZIP Code, MapStats place search function will tell you the county and will link directly to the statistics page for that county, or state or city. Clicking on the question mark to the left of any data item provides an easy to read explanation, documentation and hyperlinks to other resources. Thematic mapping is also available for some data, and for hard-core data aficionados, Federal Information Processing Standard codes - often referred to as FIPS codes - for states, counties and cities are referenced at the bottom of every page. HUD and FedStats officials say future enhancements will be based on user feedback.

NASA to Aid Public Health Research

NASA's Office of Earth Science has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) to promote cooperation of U.S. agencies and departments in advancing the research and development of environmental public health. The MOU provides the interagency mechanism to accomplish the President's Management Agenda, which emphasizes the importance of integrated performance and budget to provide solutions for U.S. citizens. The MOU enables NASA and the CDC to work together to identify areas of mutual interest, implement projects or programs that address the goals and objectives of both agencies.

NASA and the CDC will cooperate to provide services and support, conduct science and technology research and activities in the area of Earth remote sensing. NASA's unique capabilities in Earth observations, modeling, and systems engineering will help characterize the relationship between environmental hazards, human exposures to risks and potential health effects.

NASA Seeks Digital Imagery Partnership

NASA wants to make the historic imagery captured by the agency's exploration activities accessible to the public. To do so, NASA has requested proposals to digitize and consolidate agency analog, still, film, video and graphic imagery for easier public online research and retrieval. A comprehensive database of historical, educational and commercially viable material will be developed by a partnership between NASA and an organization or group. NASA has more than 115,000 film and video titles and millions of still images documenting the history of America's space program.

NASA will review proposals from organizations sharing the agency's mission, values and goals that could provide entrepreneurial opportunities, in a non-reimbursable relationship, to provide public access to these vast imagery archives. Through partnerships with the private sector, NASA hopes to continue to inspire the next generation of explorers, while sharing the tremendous archives of imagery gathered during America's exploration of space. Proposals for the project are due June 25. After the June deadline, NASA will review proposals from organizations sharing the agency's mission, values and goals that could provide entrepreneurial opportunities, in a non-reimbursable relationship, to provide public access to these vast imagery archives.

Important Farmlands in Yolo County, California

Important farmland maps identify Prime and Unique farmland, and farmlands of State and local importance, as defined in 7CFR657. When integrated into a broader community planning system, important farmland maps help provide an integrated planning base.

NRCS is concerned about actions that impair agricultural production. The Nation needs to know the extent and location of the best land for producing food, feed, fiber forage, and oilseed crops. In addition to prime and unique farmlands, farmlands that are of statewide and local importance for producing these crops also need to be identified. The creation of important farmland maps helps clarify relationships that may not readily be apparent without maps. Important farmland maps are used by communities to support local farmland protection programs and are needed to streamline customer program and legal requests for soils information. Thus, access to important farmland maps translates into more effective programming decisions.

The California NRCS office has produced an important farmland map for Yolo County, California. It can be downloaded in pdf format from: http://www.ncgc.nrcs.usda.gov/branch/gdb/products/farmland/index.html.

New NRCS California Publications

A new publication titled, Living in the Foothills, has been released by the NRCS California Office. The publication is a guide to developing environmental awareness and obtaining resources for protection, development and maintenance of foothills property. It is available online at ftp://ftp-fc.sc.egov.usda.gov/CA/news/Publications/general/Foothills.pdf.

NRCS California also recently celebrated the publication of the Soil Survey of Intermountain Area, California. The survey, which was started in the 1980's, updates all earlier surveys of the area and provides much additional information. The survey covers an area larger than the State of Rhode Island, and includes the northwestern part of Lassen County, the southwestern part of Modoc County, the southeastern part of Siskiyou County, and the northeastern part of Shasta County. This survey is one of the first in the nation to be published in six different formats: the traditional printed version, Adobe Acrobat PDF, CD, DVD and two online versions. The Soil Survey is a publication of the National Cooperative Soil Survey, a joint effort of the United States Department of Agriculture and other federal, state, and local agencies. The Natural Resources Conservation Service has leadership for the National Cooperative Soil Survey. The online versions are available at http://www.ca.nrcs.usda.gov/mlra02/intmtn.html.

New Montana Soil Surveys Released

The USDA Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) has recently published new soil surveys for several Montana counties, including Carter, Choteau, Custer, Fallon and Lewis and Clark counties. More information about Montana soil surveys can be found at http://www.mt.nrcs.usda.gov. These soil surveys are available at no cost from the Montana NRCS field office. The data for these surveys can also be downloaded from the NRCS Soil Data Mart (http://soildatamart.nrcs.usda.gov/).

Washington Soils Information Available on the Web

The Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) announced today that published and out-of-print soil survey reports for Washington State are now available on the Internet. The reports include a narrative describing the county including precipitation, use history and facts about the county; tabular data listing important soil properties, land use ratings and features, and classification of each soil; and soil maps. Maps are accessed through a Viewer that allows users to zoom in on any location, do simple calculations or query the map. Soil surveys are complete or partially complete for all counties in the State. There are currently online soil survey reports for most or the state; more are being added regularly. The soil surveys are available at: http://www.or.nrcs.usda.gov/pnw_soil/wa_reports.html.

Arizona Geological Survey Publications

The Arizona Geological Survey has recently modified the following Digital Geologic Maps:

·  DGM 18 - (Fortified Peak Quad.), version 2.0: A cross section and new geochronologic information were added; the area covered by the inset map (1:12,000 scale) was extended.

·  DGM 19 - (Durham Hills Quad.), version 1.1: A cross section was added and minor changes were made; no new mapping.

·  DGM 21 - (Oro Valley Quad.), version 2.0: Additional new mapping at Pusch Peak and Pima Canyon, one cross section, and 3 radiometric age dates were added; one age for biotite granite of Alamo Canyon was revised.

·  DGM 22 - (Chief Butte Quad.), version 1.1: A cross section and new geochronological information were added; no new mapping.

·  DGM 23 - (North of Oracle Quad.), version 2.0: Additional mapping of the porphyritic granite near the town of Oracle was added.

Each DGM is produced at a scale of 1:24,000. They are available on CD-ROM or in print for $15.00, plus shipping and handling.

A field guide to the geology of Sabino Canyon and the Catalina Highway, Down-to-Earth 17, is planned for release about June 30, 2004. The book highlights 11 geologic features visible from the shuttle road up Sabino Canyon and 14 features that can be viewed along the Catalina Highway to Mt. Lemmon. More information on ordering can be obtained from AZGS Publications, 416 W. Congress St., Suite 100, Tucson, AZ 85701.

New California Seismic Hazards Maps

An official Seismic Hazard Zone Map of the Lovejoy Butte Quadrangle, in northern Los Angeles County was released April 19, 2004. Maps and Evaluation Reports may be viewed at the Seismic Hazards Mapping website http://gmw.consrv.ca.gov/shmp/. Three Preliminary Seismic Hazard Zone Maps are also available for review. Maps for the Niles, Morgan Hill, and Milpitas Quadrangles in Santa Clara County have been released for public review. The Milpitas map includes areas that were previously mapped and released. The new mapping covers the Alameda County parts of the quadrangles. They are also available on the Seismic Hazards Mapping website.

New Releases from Colorado Geological Survey

The Colorado Geological Survey announced the release of two publications in April. Information Series 68, Directory of Active and Permitted Mines in Colorado – 2002 contains information on mines and quarries in Colorado including commodity, location, mine operator, production information (where available), and basic geology. A high-quality color shaded-relief map showing the mine locations, highways, cities and towns, railroads, and other features is included on the CD. Special Publication 54, titled 2003 Summary of Coal Resources in Colorado is a collection of coal resource data for all of the major coal basins in Colorado. It is an updated version to earlier CGS publications summarizing coal resources in Colorado, first printed in 1973, now in its sixth revision.

The cost of Information Series 68 is $15.00; Special Publication costs $7.50. Shipping and handling charges will be added to the cost. These publications are available from the Colorado Geological Survey, Publications Section, 1313 Sherman Street, Room 715, Denver, CO 80203, e-mail address: cgspubs@state.co.us; Fax number: (303) 866-2461; Phone: (303) 866-4762. Visa and MasterCard are accepted. See http://geosurvey.state.co.us for a complete list of publications available through the Colorado Geological Survey.

Butte, Montana Map Poster

The Montana Bureau of Mines and Geology has just released a new full-color, glossy wall map, titled Butte, Montana, Richest Hill on Earth: 100 Years of Underground Mining, by Ted Duaime, Patrick Kennelly, and Paul Thale (MC 19). The map is a compilation of previously unpublished historical information about the underground mines in Butte as mapped by the Anaconda Mining Company. The 10,000 miles of underground workings can be seen, broken down by depth, over a base map of Butte with modern roads and landmarks. The names and locations of 74 major mines are included, and symbols show existing headframes as of 2004. The publication also includes a 3D cross section of the various mine levels under the Berkeley Pit, and interpretive text and figures. The map costs $10, plus $4.50 shipping/handling, and is available from the MBMG Sales Office at pubsales@mtech.edu or (406) 496-4167). It can also be purchased online at: http://www.mbmg.mtech.edu/pub_order-form.htm.

New NBMG Publications

The following new publications are available from Nevada Bureau of Mines and Geology:

·  SP33 - Proceedings of the 39th Forum on the Geology of Industrial Minerals, May 18-24, 2003, edited by Stephen B. Castor, Keith G. Papke, and Richard O. Meeuwig (2004) $25.00. The table of contents of this volume can be viewed at: http://www.nbmg.unr.edu/sales/sp33toc.pdf.

·  M-145 - Geologic map of the Big Bald Mountain Quadrangle and part of the Tognini Spring Quadrangle, White Pine County, Nevada, Nutt and Hart (2004), $12.00.

Orders may be placed through the NBMG shopping cart at http://www.nbmg.unr.edu/sales.htm or by calling (775) 784-6691 x2. Contributed by Linda Newman.

New Oregon Geology Publications and Maps

The Oregon Department of Geology and Mineral Industries (DOGAMI) has recently released several new reports related to Oregon geology. The reports are:

·  Open-File Report O-03-11 - Preliminary Geologic Map of the Eugene East and Eugene West Quadrangles, Lane County, OR, by Ian P. Madin and Robert B. Murray; Geologic Map of the Gold Hill and Rogue River Quadrangles, Jackson and Josephine Counties, OR, by Thomas J. Wiley; Geology of the Upper Grande Ronde River Basin, Union County, OR, by Mark L. Ferns, Vicki S. McConnell, and Ian P. Madin, Preliminary Geologic Map of Sentinel Bluff, Echo, Nolin, Barnhart and Pendleton, Umatilla County, Oregon by Vicki S. McConnell.

·  O–04-05 - Geotechnical Investigation, Johnson Creek Landslide, Lincoln County, Oregon, prepared by Landslide Technology.

·  O–04-04 - SOTA Field Trip Guide, State of the Cascade Arc: stratocone persistence, mafic lava shields, and pyroclastic volcanism associated with intra-arc rift propagation by Richard Conrey, Department of Geology, Washington State University, Anita Grunder, Department of Geosciences, Oregon State University, Mariek Schmidt, Department of Geosciences, Oregon State University.

·  Open File Report O-04-08 - Geologic Hazards Study for the Columbia River Transportation Corridor by Yumei Wang, Oregon Department of Geology and Mineral Industries and Amar Chaker, CERF.

·  Open File Report O-04-10 - Upper Grande Ronde River Basin Geology Workshop Field Trip Guide — September 5 and 6, 2001 By Vicki S. McConnell and Mark L. Ferns, Oregon Department of Geology and Mineral Industries.

·  Open File Report O-04-11 - Coastal Processes and Shoreline Erosion on the Oregon Coast, Cascade Head to Cape Kiwanda, by Jonathan C. Allan, Oregon Department of Geology and Mineral Industries.

·  Open-File Report O-04-12 - Geologic Map of the Anthony Butte Quadrangle, Union and Baker Counties, Oregon By Ian P. Madin, Oregon Department of Geology and Mineral Industries and William H. Taubeneck, Oregon State University.

Several new geologic maps have also been released including:

·  GMS–96 - Geologic Map of the Fort Klamath Quadrangle, Klamath County, Oregon, by Thomas J. Wiley, Oregon Department of Geology and Mineral Industries.

·  GMS–117 - Geologic Map of the Bryant Mountain and Langell Valley Quadrangles, Klamath County, Oregon, by Marg a ret D. Jenks, Oregon Department of Geology and Mineral Industries.

Each report is available on CD-ROM for $10. Individual maps from O-03-11 and O-04-12 are available in printed form for $15. All are available from the Nature of theNorthwest Information Center (NNW), 800 NE Oregon Street #5, Portland, Oregon, 97232, or call (503) 872-2750 or order online at http://www.naturenw.org. There is a $3 shipping and handling charge for all mailed items. Additionally, these items as well as all department maps can be purchased at DOGAMI Field Offices in Grants Pass and Baker City, Oregon.

New Utah 7.5' Geologic Maps

The Utah Geological Survey recently released Geologic map of The Divide quadrangle, Washington County, Utah, by Janice M. Hayden, 32 p., 2 pl. 1:24,000, ISBN 1-55791-597-0, 2/04, M-197. It is available for $11.95 from the Natural Resources Map & Bookstore, 1594 W. North Temple, Salt Lake City, UT 84116, Fax: 801.537.3395, Telephone 1-888-UTAH MAP (882.4627) or 801-537-3320.

Washington DGER Sales Change

In order to better serve their customers, The Washington Division of Geology and Earth Resources has changed their sales policy. As of Monday, March 22, 2004, DGER is now selling most of their publications through the Washington State Department of Printing General Store (http://www.prt.wa.gov/). They will now only distribute only Open File Reports, Digital Reports, and a few miscellaneous publications from their Olympia office; all others must be purchased from the Department of Printing. While this new process results in an increase in some of the publication prices, it provides some major benefits, such as online ordering, credit-card payment, fast shipping (most orders mailed within 3 days), the ability to view each publication cover online, and walk-in service.

New Washington DGER Publications

The Division of Geology and Earth Resources has recently released several new reports related to Washington geology. They include:

·  2004-4 - Geologic map of the Spokane Southwest 7.5-minute quadrangle, Spokane County, Washington, by M. M. Hamilton, R. E. Derkey, and D. F. Stradling. 30 x 36 in. color sheet, scale 1:24,000. (http://www.dnr.wa.gov/ geology/pdf/ofr04-4.pdf) $7.50 CD $1.00

·  2004-5 - Inactive and abandoned mine lands—Great Excelsior mine, Mount Baker mining district, Whatcom County, Washington, by F. E. Wolff, D. T. McKay, Jr., D. K. Norman, and M. I. Brookshier. 18 p. (http://www.dnr.wa.gov/geology/iaml/ofr04-5.pdf) (Web only)

·  2004-6 - A comparative study of aerial photographs and LIDAR imagery for landslide detection in the Puget Lowland, Washington, by R. D. Gold. 66 p., 1 plate, ArcView shapefiles. (http://www.dnr.wa.gov/geology/pdf/ofr04-6.zip) CD $1.00

·  2004-7 - A self-guided tour of the geology of the Columbia River Gorge—Portland Airport to Skamania Lodge, Stevenson, Washington, by D. K. Norman and J. M. Roloff. 9 p. (http://www.dnr.wa.gov/geology/pdf/ofr04-7.pdf) (Web Only).

These publications can be accessed on the Web or purchased from Washington Division of Geology and Earth Resources, PO Box 47007, Olympia, WA 98504-7007.




Responsibilities: Provide subject-specific reference, consultation, and instruction assistance with digital geospatial and traditional cartographic resources in the Geospatial Center and Map Collection (GCMC) and general research assistance at the Bracken Library reference desk via in-person and online contact; provide outreach and user education to faculty and students on subject-specific services and resources with an emphasis on geospatial data and mapping; promote use of the GCMC, GIS resources, and geographic information processing through exhibits, lectures, orientation tours, and print/electronic publications (subject bibliographies, guides); recommend service objectives, output measures, and operational procedures for the GCMC; build and develop GIS and cartographic resources to support the teaching, research, and service missions of the University, including acquisi! tion of data sets and digitization of appropriate print resources in the collection; supervise, train and collaborate with support staff and students in GCMC operations and services.

Minimum qualifications: MLS/MLIS/MIS degree from an ALA accredited program at time of appointment; knowledge of or experience with GIS software (such as ArcView, ArcGIS, or GeoMedia) and support; knowledge of or experience with a library map collection; effective oral and written communication skills.

Preferred qualifications: bachelor's degree in a discipline with an emphasis on spatial data, such as in the field of architecture, earth sciences, land use planning, or geography; experience with promoting GIS and geographical applications for use in education and research; supervisory experience; teaching and/or training experience; advanced degree in architecture, cartography, geography, or similar field that makes extensive use of GIS. Salary negotiable from a minimum of $39,000.

Send letter of application, resume, transcripts of graduate degree(s) (unofficial copies acceptable) and the names, addresses, telephone/fax numbers of three references (at least one of which is a current or former supervisor) to: Ms. Dixie D. DeWitt, Business Services Supervisor, University Libraries, Ball State University, Muncie, IN 47306. Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled. (http://www.bsu.edu/library)

Setting: Located in the heart of the National Capital, the University of Ottawa is recognized as one of Canada’s leading teaching and research institution. With 1000 regular faculty and 28,000 students enrolled in over 220 programs, the University of Ottawa offers a broad spectrum of high quality programs in both English and French. For more information, see: http://www.uottawa.ca.

Description: Reporting to the Director of the Morisset Library, the Head, Geographic Information and Data Centre plans, organizes, and manages all activities related to the administration of the Geographic Information and Data Centre; ensures the development, organization, management and retrieval of a collection of spatial and statistical information in paper and electronic formats to meet the teaching and research needs of users; provides reference, instructional programs, outreach and faculty liaison services for map, Geographic Information Systems (GIS) and statistical information; promotes the use of the collection and services. The Head of the Geographic Information and Data Centre also acts as the subject specialist for Geography and Environmental Studies. The main objective of this position is to contribute to the optimal development, organization and use of library information resources in support of the learning, teaching and research mission of the University of Ottawa.

Essential Qualifications: Master’s degree in Library Science (MLS) from an ALA accredited institution; Eight (8) years of professional experience, less if experience is particularly pertinent; University degree in geography, geology or social sciences, preferably at the graduate level; Knowledge and experience with GIS and statistical data and knowledge of spatial data structures and formats and metadata standards; Experience in collection development and reference services related to spatial and statistical information in both print and digital formats; Knowledge of emerging technologies in libraries and in data management and retrieval and a high degree of computer literacy; Strong public service and team orientation; Management, organizational and supervisory skills as well as experience marketing services; Good teaching and communication skills; Bilingualism (English and French).

Rank and salary will be commensurate with qualifications and experience. If the candidate meets the qualifications the minimum salary will be $55,133. Applications, accompanied by an up-to-date Curriculum Vitae, should be submitted no later than 5pm, March 26, 2004, to: Leslie Weir, Bibliothècaire en chef/University Chief Librarian, Université d'Ottawa/University of Ottawa, 65 University, Ottawa, ON K1N 6A5, (613) 562-5883 (voix/voice) (613) 562-5195 (télécopier/fax), Internet: lweir@uottawa.ca.

The Librarian is a member of the Science and Engineering Resource Group and participates actively in the Group's programs. The Librarian reports to the Head of Branner Earth Sciences Library and Map Collections, but also maintains effective working connections with many other units. The ability to work flexibly and personably with a wide range of colleagues and to negotiate skillfully a complex academic environment is indispensable.

The position requires demonstrated subject expertise; experience in research libraries; and a masters degree from an ALA-accredited library and information science school or the equivalent in training and experience. Preference will be given applications received by April 16, 2004. Full position description, including detailed responsibilities, qualifications, compensation and benefits, as well as the electronic procedures to apply are available at: http://jobs.stanford.edu/openings/display.cgi?Job_Req=004924&JFam=NIL&JOBCODE=1592. Applications through the regular mail are also welcome and can be sent to: Carol Olsen, Director of Human Resources, Stanford University Libraries, Stanford University, Stanford, CA 94305-3090

This position will collaborate with Library Systems personnel on digitization efforts and digital government information initiatives; and consult with Bibliographic Management Services on cataloging and metadata issues, working with that unit to improve access to government information resources in all formats.

As a Reference Librarian, the successful applicant will participate in all areas of general reference service as a member of the Reference Team. Some evening and weekend work will be required. The successful applicant will participate in collection development, including the identification and acquisition of resources that compliment the depository program; maintain liaison activities with assigned academic departments; and work pro-actively to further integrate information literacy instruction into the curriculum, within the mission of the Library Instruction Program. This position includes responsibility for the development of government information web pages, user guides, and bibliographies, and for providing continuing government information education for Information Center personnel.

Required: ALA-accredited library masters degree earned within the last three years; recent experience working with and/or coursework with government documents, using both traditional/print and electronic government information resources. Excellent interpersonal communication, presentation, organization, and time management skills. Capable of working constructively, flexibly, creatively, and energetically both autonomously and in a collaborative, and collegial environment. Strong commitment to user-focused services. Ability to handle multiple responsibilities in a rapidly changing environment. Ability to meet standards for achieving tenure and promotion, including research leading to peer reviewed publications.

Preferred: Facility with computers, technology, and web authoring. Conversant with emerging issues related to teaching, instructional design, learning technologies, and information literacy standards for higher education. Experience with or knowledge of cartographic information resources and GIS. Experience with or knowledge of best practices for digitization and electronic resource acquisition and management.

Rank and Salary - Position is a 12-month, tenure-track appointment at the rank of Assistant Professor. The University of Montana offers a comprehensive benefits package including TIAA CREF. Candidates applying by April 30, 2004 will be given first consideration. To apply, please submit, as email attachments or by mail, a letter of application, a resume, and contact information (including email) for three professional references to: Administrative Services, c/o Candy Holt, Maureen and Mike Mansfield Library, The University of Montana, 32 Campus Drive, Missoula, MT 59812-9936. Phone: (406) 243-6800, Fax: (406) 243-6864, Email: jobs@weblib.lib.umt.edu

Qualifications: Requires an ALA-accredited MLS or equivalent; academic background or relevant experience in one of the subject fields of the College, engineering, or the sciences; experience with electronic information resources; strong commitment to instruction and service to users from diverse backgrounds; excellent communication and interpersonal skills. Evidence of potential for promotion and tenure will be considered.

Salary and benefits: This is a tenure track faculty position. Salary and rank are commensurate with experience. Excellent fringe benefits include liberal vacation, excellent insurance, state or TIAA/CREF retirement options, and educational privilege.

Environment: Penn State, a land-grant institution, is a member of the CIC (Big 10) academic consortium. Based on 2002 ARL statistics, Penn State University Libraries rank 12th in North America among private and public research universities. "America's Best Colleges 2004," in U.S. News & World Report, ranks Penn State 15th among top national doctoral universities. The Libraries hold membership in ARL, OCLC, RLG, CRL and the Digital Library Federation. Collections exceed four million volumes. The University Libraries are located at University Park and 23 other campuses throughout Pennsylvania, with about 6,000 faculty and nearly 42,000 students at University Park, and a total of 82,000 students system wide. The University Park campus is set in State College, a university town located in the heart of central Pennsylvania. State College offers a vibrant community with outstanding recreational facilities, a low crime rate, and excellent public schools. The campus is within a half day drive to Washington, DC, Baltimore, Philadelphia, New York City and Pittsburgh. For more information, please visit our web site at http://www.libraries.psu.edu.

To apply, send letter of application, resume, and contact information of three references to Search Committee, The Pennsylvania State University, Box EMS-ASL, 511 Paterno Library, University Park, PA 16802. Review of applications will begin on July 1, 2004, and continue until the position is filled. Penn State is committed to affirmative action, equal opportunity and the diversity of its workforce.


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