Larry W. Laliberte, Editor
University of Oregon - Eugene
Electronic Version - October 2000.1. News
1.1 FGDC Publishes SDTS CADD profile
1.2 U.S. Geological Survey Updates
From: Julie Binder Maitra email@example.com to various lists, October 2000.
The Federal Geographic Data Committee (FGDC) has published the Spatial Data Transfer Standard (SDTS), Part 7: Computer-Aided Design and Drafting (CADD) Profile, FGDC-STD-002.7-2000. The Federal Geographic Data Committee endorsed the SDTS CADD Profile in March 2000; however, the standard has only recently become publishable for distribution.
The SDTS CADD Profile supports exchange of geospatial data contained within CADD systems with other geoprocessing systems. CADD software makes up a large portion of the Geographic Information Systems (GIS) marketplace. CADD software allows for several types of elements, in particular, the use of three-dimensional elements and complex curves that are not commonly used by GIS. This profile allows the representation of two and three-dimensional geographic vector data from CADD packages to be transferred via the SDTS standard.
The SDTS CADD Profile contains specifications for an SDTS profile for use with vector-based geographic data as represented in CADD software. This profile facilitates the translation of this data between CADD packages without loss of data, and supports the translation of this data between CADD and mainstream GIS packages.
For more information about the Spatial Data Transfer Standard (SDTS), Part 7: Computer-Aided Design and Drafting (CADD) Profile, FGDC-STD-002.7-2000, please visit the Web site http://www.fgdc.gov/standards/status/sub3_2.html, where you may download PDF and Microsoft Word versions of the document.
The FGDC develops geospatial data standards for implementing the National Spatial Data Infrastructure, in consultation and cooperation with State, local, and tribal governments, the private sector and academic community, and, to the extent feasible, the international community. Anyone interested in participating in FGDC standards activities is invited to contact the Chair of the sponsoring FGDC Subcommittee or Working Group.
Posted by Rea Mueller 703-648-5954 FAX: 703-648-5939 e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org
1.2.1 Subject: National Land Cover Dataset - CD-ROM's and Fact Sheet
The U.S. Geological Survey, in cooperation with the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, has produced a National Land Cover Dataset (NLCD) for the conterminous United States. At 30-meter resolution, the NLCD is the most detailed land cover information ever compiled at a national level. The NLCD contains 21 categories of land cover information which can be used for a variety of State and regional applications, including watershed management, environmental studies, transportation modeling, and land management. The NLCD is based on 1992 Landsat thematic mapper imagery and is part of the USGS Land Cover Characterization Program. In addition to the satellite data, Scientists at the USGS EROS Data Center used a variety of supporting information such as topography, census, agricultural statistics, soil characteristics, and wetlands data to determine and label the land cover type for each 30-meter pixel.
The NLCD will be distributed on a series of 31 CD ROM's in GeoTIFF format. The price for each CD, which will contain data for one or more States, is $32 plus a $5 handling charge per order. The eight CD's now available have datasets for States east of the Mississippi and Ohio Rivers. Customers can identify and order NLCD CD's via the Web at http://edcwww.cr.usgs.gov/programs/lccp/nationallandcover.html . Customers placing Web orders must contact EDC Customer Service at 605-594-6151 to make payment arrangements before the order will be processed. Orders can also be sent to EDC by mail: EROS Data Center, Sioux Falls, SD 57198, FAX: 605-594-6589; or e-mail: email@example.com
ESIC's can place orders for customers through DORRAN using product code RS19. DORRAN ordering instructions and a list of id numbers for each CD are on the ESIC InfoNet. http://sundid.er.usgs.gov/tips/nlcd.html
Preliminary NLCD data are also available online free-of-charge in 8-bit binary, single band files. Readme files containing instructions for bringing the data into common GIS software packages and information on classification, legend, and geographic coordinates are included on the Web site. http://edcwww.cr.usgs.gov/pub/edcuser/vogel/states
A new fact sheet, National Land Cover Dataset, FS 108-00, July 2000, can be ordered from USGS Information Services, Box 25286, Denver, CO 80225.
The National Land Cover Dataset (NLCD), produced in cooperation with EPA, is available not only on CD but for free download in 8-bit binary, single band files. The first datasets available are for States east of the Mississippi and Ohio rivers. These files have been put through an accuracy assement process and are in final status; the file names for these State datasets reflect this. Preliminary datasets for western States, which have not yet been checked for accuracy, are also online. Final datasets for the remaining States will become available in the next six months. For more information about the NLCD visit http://edcwww.cr.usgs.gov/programs/lccp/natllandcover.html
To view, order a CD, or download data, select View & Order NLCD Products. Click on the map or choose from the menu to get the appropriate information for the given State. Readme files containing instructions for bringing the data into common GIS software packages and information on classification, legend, and geographic coordinates are included on the Web site.
1.2.2 Subject: Publications Status Report
The following fact sheet is now available:
- National Land Cover Dataset -Revised fact sheet, 108-00, July 2000
- Available online in .pdf and .html format: http://mapping.usgs.gov/mac/isb/pubs/pubslists/fctsht.html
- Paper copies available from USGS Information Services, Box 25286, Denver CO 80225 (FAX: 303-202-4693)
- Available through the ASK.USGS Fax-on-Demand System at 703-648-4888 or 1-888-ASK-USGS (press 1); Document number 3312
The following fact sheets have been superseded by the above publication:
- National Land Cover Dataset -Fact sheet 136-99, July 1999
- Land Cover Characterization Program -Fact sheet 048-97, March 1997
Please recycle any remaining copies of the superseded fact sheets.
1.2.3 Subject: National Atlas of the United States - Forest Cover Types Map
The U.S. Geological Survey has teamed with the U.S. Forest Service to publish an innovative new map of "Forest Cover Types" in the United States. Breaking with convention, the map presents Alaska, Hawaii, Puerto Rico, and the U.S. Virgin Islands at the same scale as the conterminous United States, 1:7,500,000. To accommodate its enormous size, Alaska has been placed in a decidedly nontraditional spot on the 28" by 32" sheet above the conterminous States. In addition, a small map that clearly shows the relative positions of all 50 States, Puerto Rico, and the U.S. Virgin Islands has been added. Finally, thumbnail maps have been introduced as part of the legend. These tiny maps help the map reader to quickly determine the geographic extent of each forest type. A brief discussion of America's forest resources is also included.
The forest cover types shown on this map were derived from Advanced Very High Resolution Radiometer (AVHRR) composite images recorded during the 1991 growing season. Each composite covered the United States at a resolution of one kilometer. Field data collected by the Forest Service were used to aid the classification of AVHRR composites into forest cover types, with refinement from ancillary data such as digital elevation. Forest information was overlaid on a shaded relief map of the United States.
- Forest Cover Types - Stock number: TUS0420
- Supersedes: National Atlas Map Major Forest Types, 1967 (minor revision-1987)
- Price: $7.00 plus $5.00 handling per order
Available from: USGS Information Services, Box 25286, Denver CO 80225 (FAX: 303-202-4693). For more information about the National Atlas of the United States visit http://www.nationalatlas.gov/. Comments or questions about the Forest Cover Types map can be sent to firstname.lastname@example.org
1.2.4 Subject: DDS-66
The following CD-ROM is now available:
DDS-66 Assessment of the Alluvial Sediments in the Big Thompson River Valley, Colorado by Adrienne Barnett and Karl J. Ellefsen
This report summarizes the collection, processing, and interpretation of the S-wave refraction data collected along three roads that cross the Big Thompson river valley in Colorado. The CD includes two plates; data from each spread: seismograms, shot locations, receiver locations, and travel times; Adobe Acrobat Reader software; and additional software needed to view the seismograms and seismogram headers.
- Stock number: 01-DDS-0066, Price: $32.00 plus $5.00 handling per order
Reference copies of DDS-66 are available to the ESICs from Reston. Requests for sales copies can be sent to USGS Information Services, Box 25286, Denver, CO 80225 (FAX: 303-202-4693). Please send requests for reference copies to:
- Rea Mueller
- FAX: 703-648-5939
- e-mail: email@example.com
1.3 List of essential titles - Draft Distribution Policy for the FDLP
From: Linda Fredericks firstname.lastname@example.org to various lists, October 2000.
This past week at the Federal Depository Library Conference and Depository Library Council Meeting in Arlington, VA, the Depository Library Council discussed the draft Dissemination/Distribution Policy for the Federal Depository Library Program developed by GPO. Guideline 4e of this draft policy statement contains a list of essential Titles that will be distributed to depository libraries in paper - when the listed titles are published in paper format. In an effort to receive broader input from the depository community on this list of essential titles, the Federal Depository Council requests that interested parties submit additional titles for consideration to Laurie Hall at GPO email@example.com by NOVEMBER 10, 2000.
From: Discussion of Government Document Issues
Sent: Friday, October 13, 2000 2:34 PM
Gil Baldwin firstname.lastname@example.org
Subject: Draft Distribution Policy for the FDLP
As you know, the pace of transitioning to a primarily electronic Federal Depository Library Program (FDLP) is accelerating. In response to reduced funding and Congressional direction, GPO is migrating many FDLP titles from tangible distribution to online access only. Some of the parameters for making these migration decisions were outlined in the Superintendent of Documents' 8/25/00 letter to the directors of depository libraries. As indicated in the letter, GPO has developed a formal draft of the Dissemination/Distribution Policy for the Federal Depository Library Program. To facilitate your participation in these discussions, the text of the draft policy follows.
Information content remains the primary selection criteria for inclusion of a U.S. Government information product in the Federal Depository Library Program (FDLP). Regardless of format, publications must conform to the definition in 44 U.S.C. Sec. 1901. Library Program Service (LPS) will determine the best method for making government information products available to the depository libraries. When more than one format exists for a product, LPS will determine how to best provide the information by assessing the following: the cost of providing the material, how the product will be used, and the specific characteristics of the online and/or tangible product. As directed by Congress, the primary method of making publications available to the Federal Depository Library Program (FDLP) is online dissemination. Specific product characteristics may dictate that alternate method needs to be used. LPS will use the following guidelines to determine the most appropriate method.
Dissemination: The act of making government information products accessible. This is done by using a government electronic information service, and/or by distributing tangible products to depository or program libraries.
Distribution: The act of sending out a tangible product.
Product: A publication regardless of presentation media or format.
Tangible Product: Information presented in a physical format, i.e., paper, microfiche, video, diskette, CD-ROM, or optical disk successor technology.
1. When a product is only available online, it will be disseminated in online format.
2. When a product is only available in tangible format, then LPS will distribute it in that format.
3. When the product is available both online and in a tangible format the standard practice will be to disseminate the online version to depository libraries. A tangible product will be distributed only if the online version is:
- a. incomplete. For example: i. online products that contain only selected or abstracted portions of the content provided in its entirety in the tangible product, or ii. kits comprised of mixed media tangible products where only a portion of the title is online.
- b. not recognized as official by the publishing agency. For example, this can occur when the electronic version is on a non-verifiable or unofficial web site.
- c. located in an online site where products are known to be changed randomly. For example, this would occur when the product content may be overwritten by different content.
- d. very difficult to use, thus impeding access to data or content. For example, this can occur when the product design imposes technological barriers to usage.
- e. not cost-effective. The costs associated with disseminating the online product exceed those for the tangible product. For example, this situation may arise with fee-based online services.
- f. fee-based, and created, all or in part, through the use of non-appropriated funds. For example, this can occur when the publishing agency designates the product as cooperative. 44 U.S.C. Sec. 1903
4. If a product is disseminated to depository libraries online and a tangible format is available, the tangible product will be distributed only if the tangible product meets special conditions or needs, i.e., when:
- a. there is a legal requirement to distribute the product in tangible format.
- b. the tangible product is of significant reference value to most types of FDLP libraries, as may be the case with certain compilations, legal resources, permanent legal records or products of historical importance.
- c. the tangible product is intended to serve a special needs population. For example, this could occur when the publication is in Braille or Large print.
- d. the commonly-accepted medium of the user community is tangible format. For example, this could apply to maps and/or charts.
- e. the product is essential to the conduct of Government. In the 1996 Study to Identify Measures Necessary for a Successful Transition to a More Electronic Federal Depository Library Program GPO identified a core list of Paper Titles in the FDLP. When the following titles are published in paper format they will be distributed to depository libraries in paper. These essential titles are:
- Budget of the United States Government
- Catalog of Federal Domestic Assistance
- Code of Federal Regulations
- Congressional Directory
- Congressional District Atlas*
- Congressional Record (final bound edition)**
- County and City Data Book*
- Economic Report of the President
- Federal Register
- Foreign Relations of the U.S.
- List of Sections Affected (CFR)
- Public Papers of the President
- Statutes at Large
- State & Metropolitan Area Data Book
- Statistical Abstract of the U.S.
- Treaties and Other International Acts of the United States
- Treaties in Force
- U.S. Government Manual
- United States Code
- United States Congressional Serial Set (bound edition)**
- United States Reports
- Vital Statistics of the U.S.
* Most recently published in CD-ROM format.
** Distribution is already limited to regional depository libraries and one library in each state without a regional.
5. When a tangible product is to be distributed, the following format rules will be applied.
- a. The product will be distributed in the format issued by the publishing agency, except if the format is paper.
- b. A paper product will be reviewed for suitability for conversion to microfiche. If suitable, it will be converted; if not, it will be distributed in paper.
6. LPS will not convert products that are issued solely in tangible format to electronic format. This approach may be reevaluated as circumstances warrant. The costs of the conversion process, and the official status of the resulting online version, are important factors to consider.
7. When products are made available to depository libraries in multiple tangible formats, regional depositories will generally retain the option to receive multiple formats. Reviews of multiple format distribution to selective libraries will be made on a case-by-case basis.
This policy pertains to all U.S. Government information products subject to dissemination/distribution to depository libraries. 44 U.S.C. Sec. 1901
The Director, Library Programs Service, is responsible for ensuring that all publications are disseminated and/or distributed to depository libraries in the most effective manner.
This policy relates to and augments the policy established in SOD 13, Format of Publications Distributed to Depository Libraries. August 22, 1983.
1.4 CC:DA Task Force survey announcement
Individuals are invited to participate in an electronic Web-based survey directed at library staff involved with the creation of bibliographic records for electronic resources. The survey form is now up on the ALA/ALCTS/CC:DA Web site. It takes 15-20 minutes to complete.
This survey focuses on specific elements in Areas 3 and 5 of Chapter 9 of the Anglo-American Cataloguing Rules (file size, extent, sound, color). It is being conducted under the auspices of the Task Force on Specific Characteristics of Electronic Resources of the Committee on Cataloging: Description and Access (CC:DA), Association for Library Collections and Technical Services (ALCTS), American Library Association (ALA).
There are two goals:
- (a) to determine attitudes and opinions of members of the library cataloging community who work with electronic resources regarding the bibliographic description in Areas 3 and 5
- (b) to learn from the survey results what relevant changes in Chapter 9, if any, might be recommended.
Friday, November 3 is the deadline for completing the survey form. Responses will remain confidential to the CC:DA Task Force members. The survey is presented as a Web form. Follow the URL given below and on the Web site click on Survey Form. Completely fill in the responses to all of the questions. At the end of the form is a button for submitting the form to the Task Force. URL is: http://www.ala.org/alcts/organization/ccs/ccda/tf-scer1.html#survey
1.5 Access to the World: pre-1900 maps of the World and maps of California
From: Mary L. Larsgaard email@example.com to various lists, October 2000.
The Map and Imagery Laboratory (MIL), Davidson Library, UCSB, has successfully completed a one-year retrospective cataloging project for ca. 650 pre-1900 maps of various areas of the Earth and ca. 12,000 mainly 20th-century maps of California. The project was funded by LSTA, Federal monies administered by the California State Library. Previously these pre-1900 maps (held by the Special Collections Department of the Davidson Library) and the maps of California held by MIL) were not in the Library's online catalog (PEGASUS); users had no way of finding out about the maps except by asking staff of the two departments. These records now appear not only on PEGASUS but also on MELVYL - the online catalog of the libraries of the University of California - and on OCLC, a source for catalog records and information as to what libraries hold what items.
To search for these maps via the Web:
- a. Go the Website for the California Digital Library http://www.cdlib.org and select MELVYL Catalog.
- b. Or go to the Website for the Davidson Library http://www.library.ucsb.edu and select PEGASUS; this will require a TN3270 application.
1.6 Geoscience Information Society elects new officers
From: Carol La Russa to various lists, October 2000.
Michael Noga and Suzanne Larsen have been elected new officers of the Geoscience Information Society. Michael Noga will take office as Vice-President/President-Elect at the conclusion of the November 2000 meeting of the Society in Reno and Suzanne Larsen will take office as Secretary. Also in November Sharon Tahirkheli will begin her term as President after her year as Vice-President/President-Elect and April Love will be starting the second year of her term of office as Treasurer. Michael Noga is Collection Manager (Science) and Mathematics Librarian at the MIT Libraries. Suzanne Larsen the Head of the Jerry Crail Johnson Earth Sciences and Map Library at the University of Colorado, Boulder.
The Geoscience Information Society is an international professional organization created to improve the exchange of information in the earth sciences. To achieve this goal, GIS encourages interaction and cooperation among scientists, librarians, editors, cartographers, educators, and information professionals. More information about the Society may be found at the GIS website at: http://www.geoinfo.org
1.7 Birth of The Carolina Map Society
WANTED: Ladies and Gentlemen interested in the birth of The Carolina Map Society. An organizational meeting is not yet scheduled, but hopefully will be in the near future.
The Carolina Map Society will be founded for the proposed purpose of education of its members and the general public on historic maps and cartography. Membership will be open to anyone with an interest in historic maps and cartography, including map collectors, cartographers, historians, art historians, geographers, map librarians, map dealers, map printers, cartophiles not otherwise included in the above, and anyone else with similar interests.
The Society will be based in Chapel Hill, North Carolina with projected Society meetings on Saturday so that persons from outside the immediate vicinity can attend, but that will certainly be at the discretion of the membership once this project gets off the ground.
If you have an interest in participating in the founding of The Carolina Map Society, email Jay Lester at: firstname.lastname@example.org. If you do not have an interest in the founding of the Society, but would be interested in membership afterwards, please let Jay Lester know that also.
1.8 Business opportunities: Developing content for the National Atlas of Canada
The National Atlas is looking for researchers who are interested in collaborating in the development of content for the National Atlas of Canada, 6th edition. The atlas wishes to present diverse geographical information that relates to government priorities, presents high quality data sets that will enrich the current content of the atlas and bring new partners to it. The goal of the research is to bring balance to the content of the atlas that will answer fundamental questions on subjects that are of interest to Canadians.
There are three target areas for the development of content for the National Atlas of Canada. The first target area relates to the development of maps with supporting text and related links for the interactive mapping tool known as the National Atlas of Canada, 6th edition. The second relates to the National Atlas of Canada frameworks. The third target area relates to cartographic resources for the National Atlas On-line.
For further information regarding this RFP, please refer to the MERX web site at: http://www.merx.cebra.com/.
The RFP closed on October 23, 2000.
1.9 GIS/Map Librarian - St. Lawrence University
St. Lawrence University invites applications and nominations for a GIS/Map Librarian to provide expertise and leadership in expanding and promoting GIS services and managing the libraries' map collections. This is a 12-month appointment, with faculty status. Salary from the mid-30's, commensurate with qualifications and experience.
The GIS/Map Librarian will work with faculty and students in classrooms and in the library's GIS computer lab, offering instruction and assistance with spatial analysis and applications of geospatial data, and contributing to related curriculum development.
Reporting to the University Librarian, the GIS/Map Librarian will work closely with faculty associated with the University's Integrated Science Education Initiative (ISEI) and with the GIS/GPS Science Instrumentation Technician. A principal component of GIS services at St. Lawrence University is the development of a Natural History Database of georeferenced spatial data for a 76-acre preserve adjacent to campus. The GIS/Map Librarian will oversee the planning, design, and implementation of the Natural History Database; maintain quality control of data and metadata; and ensure ongoing and archival access to data via the campus network. In addition, the GIS/Map Librarian will coordinate the overall selection and organization of the libraries' geospatial data collections.
As a member of the Library Faculty, the GIS/Map Librarian will also participate in the planning and provision of GIS-related reference and public service activities in Launders Science Library. The GIS/Map Librarian will be a member of the Libraries' Systems Team, a GIS liaison with the Information Technology Department, and a participant in campus committee work.
ALA accredited MLS or equivalent required, second master's degree in a subject field preferred. Two years academic or work experience with geospatial and numeric data resources; demonstrated commitment to patron service; excellent communication skills; ability to excel in an instructional setting; demonstrated ability to provide leadership in project management; high degree of computer literacy and interest in new technologies and their applications in academic libraries; demonstrated familiarity with geospatial software such as ArcView, ARC/INFO, ERDAS or Idrisi.
Application review will begin immediately. Send letter of application, resume, and names and telephone numbers of three references to:
- Bart Harloe
- University Librarian
- St. Lawrence University
- Canton, NY 13617
The SLU Library Home Page is available at: http://web.stlawu.edu/library/index.html SLU is an Affirmative Action/Equal Employment Opportunity employer. Women, minorities, veterans, and persons with disabilities are encouraged to apply.
1.10 Assistant Chief Librarian - New York Public Library (Humanities and Social Sciences Library/Map Division)
General Description: Under the direction of the Division Chief, develops new programs and maintains computer-mapping services for NYPL staff and the public. Coordinates Web-based digital mapping programs. Selects new and upgraded computer mapping/GIS titles for the Division. Works with the Chief and Development to seek funding and gifts-in-kind to enhance and improve the Map Division's computer mapping and digital programs. Under guidance of the Chief, develops digital thematic map projects from the Map Division collections for the Web, including selection, description and design of projects. Designs procedures to make accessible the archival and current collection of mapping software and CD-ROMs, via cataloging and organizing for access. Responsible for assuring the migration of older technologies to new technologies. Participates in all other activities of the Map Division, including reference service, using traditional resources, the Internet, and the computer mapping workstation. Trains staff and public, in the Division and in South Court classes, in new mapping technologies and resources, both locally and on the Internet. Off-desk responsibilities include managing ongoing operations and participating in teams, task forces and committees. Works with GIS users across the Library staff, and the New York City and State government agencies GIS group, GISMO, to gain and keep currency in GIS at NYPL. Represents the division in absence of the Division Chief. Performs related duties as required.
Eligibility Requirements: ALA accredited MLS degree. Advanced degree in geography, cartography or social sciences preferred. Successfully demonstrated professional experience, preferably with cartographic formats, in a large academic or research library. Successfully demonstrated knowledge of maps in all formats. Expert knowledge of computer applications for cartography and GIS in a public service setting. Demonstrated knowledge of mapping and GIS software, CD-ROM and online mapping products and services, and demonstrated ability to translate that knowledge to the public via training and one-on-one consulting. Excellent interpersonal, oral, and written communication skills, especially as applied to development and outreach activities. Successfully demonstrated ability to work effectively in a team environment with strong public service skills. Active participation in the profession through professional association activity and/or publication. Successfully demonstrated experience with instruction, including classroom teaching and preparation of teaching materials preferred. Supervisory experience preferred.
Salary: $46,160 (minimum)
The New York Public Library is an Equal Opportunity Employer
To apply please send resume and cover letter to:
- The New York Public Library
- Human Resources Department NB-MAP
- 188 Madison Avenue, 5th Floor
- New York, New York 10016-4314
- or email email@example.com
1.11 Assistant Government Information Librarian and Assistant Professor of Library Administration University of Illinois Library at Urbana-Champaign
December 1, 2000. A full-time tenure-track position as Assistant Professor of Library Administration. Two positions available.
Duties and Responsibilities: The Government Documents Library, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign Library, is recruiting two energetic government information specialists. Positions report to the Head, Government Documents Library, and are responsible for providing innovative information and instructional services in support of the teaching, Service and research mission of the Library. Primary responsibilities for each position: helps to identify information consumer groups on campus and in the local community, and promotes the depository collections and information services to them; provides reference and research assistance, including nights and weekends, for electronic government information, the depository collections and related resources; creates web-based learning tools; participates in course-related instruction and other educational programs; and, organizes, maintains and ensures access and delivery of government information through bibliographic control and web pages, digital publishing, and/or installation and maintenance of the department's information technology equipment. Each position may have collection management responsibility for a specific depository, US, United Nations or Illinois, and serve as liaison to the depository program administration and staff. Participates in staff training, and may select, train and supervise graduate assistants who have an integral role in the department. Works collaboratively with Library colleagues and staff, as well as teaching faculty and other researchers on campus. Participates in the development of grant proposals and project implementation. Serves on relevant library, campus and professional committees, and conducts research concerning trends, issues and problems in the field.
Department: The Government Documents Library is a separate departmental library within the Central Public Services Division of the University Library, a decentralized library system. The department is composed of 3.5 FTE librarians, including the head, 3 support staff, 3 graduate assistants, and 8-10 part-time student assistants. The department is responsible for the US Federal (90%), United Nations and Illinois State Government depository operations and services, major microfiche sets and related specialized collections, including UN sales publications. Activities include both technical and public services functions; collections, access and user services, including instruction and outreach, are emphasized. Most of the collection is represented in the online catalog, including pre-1976 US Government documents. The Law Library also maintains US Federal and Illinois State Government depositories, and there is a separate Map and Geography Library, part of the Special Collections Division. The University Library's Strategic Plan FY2001-FY2003 is underway, see: http://www.library.uiuc.edu/committee/strategicplanning/reports/jan00report.htm
Required: ALA accredited MLS or its equivalent. Basic working knowledge of US Federal or United Nations depository policies, practices and collections. Ability to retrieve and use information resources in all formats. Knowledge and practical application of current and emerging technological developments, including web page authoring, in the provision of information services. Evidence of commitment to educating users and promoting information literacy. Ability to work effectively with colleagues, staff and a diverse clientele. Strong interpersonal, and written and oral communication skills. Evidence of research orientation and ability to meet university standards for promotion and tenure.
Preferred: Minimum of one year of depository or academic library experience. Previous reference and/or teaching experience. Original cataloging experience. Familiarity with census and other statistical data. Successful supervisory experience.
Desired: Experience with digitization initiatives. Demonstrated ability to develop, promote and evaluate new information services, and design web-based instruction. Ability to manage multiple projects and responsibilities.
Salary & Rank: Salary commensurate with credentials and experience. Librarians have faculty rank and must demonstrate excellence in librarianship, research and publication, and university/professional/ community service in order to meet university standards for promotion and tenure.
Terms of Appointment: Twelve month appointment; 24 work days vacation per year; 11 paid holidays; 12 annual sick leave (cumulative up to a maximum of 240 days, plus additional 13 day (non-cumulative) per year if necessary; health insurance, requiring a small co-payment, is provided to employee (coverage for dependents may be purchased); participation in State Universities Retirement System is compulsory upon appointment (8% of staff member's salary is withheld and is tax exempt until retirement); newly hired university employees are covered by the Medicare portion of Social Security and are subject to its deduction.
Apply: Send letter of application and complete resume with the names, addresses and telephone numbers of three references to:
- Cindy Kelly
- Head of Human Resources
- University of Illinois Library at Urbana-Champaign
- 1408 W. Gregory Drive, Urbana, Illinois 61801
- Phone 217-333-8168.
Deadline: In order to ensure full consideration, applications and nominations must be received by November 2, 2000.
The University of Illinois is an affirmative action/equal opportunity employer.
1.12 Senior Library Assistant - Edinburgh University Library
You will work as part of a team of other externally funded staff in Special Collections, cataloguing on-line post-1850 overseas mapping material in the Library's collections, enabling broader access, for the benefit of the academic community. You should have at least two years descriptive cataloguing experience and a good practical knowledge of cataloguing standards (such as AACR2, USMARC, LCSH & DCRB) and the appropriate general reference sources as well as familiarity with on-line searching techniques. Familiarity with the particular issues relating to the cataloguing of maps is desirable as is a working knowledge of a European language other than English. The ability to work independently is essential.
This is one of several fixed-term posts created by Research Support Library Programme (RSLP) funding. It is tenable to 30 November 2001.
- Salary scale: £13,938 - £16,134 p.a.
- Closing Date: 13 October 2000
- Please quote Ref: 300777WW
Further particulars including details of the application procedure should be obtained from the Personnel Department, The University of Edinburgh, 9-16 Chambers Street, Edinburgh EH1 1HT or Tel: 0131-650-2512 (24 hour answering service).
1.13 Assistant Curator - The National Library of Wales (Department of Pictures and Maps)
The post-holder will work as a member of the Cartographic Group of the Department and will be expected to receive, catalogue and store the collection of maps as well as answer specialist queries in this field.
The post-holder will display an enthusiasm for maps, possess a degree in geography or in a similar discipline or has related experience especially in geographical information systems, GIS and digital data. He/she will either have experience of research work or possess a qualification in archives or librarianship, be able to create bibliographical records in accordance to the rules of MARC21 and LCSH.
The National Library of Wales is a bilingual environment. Whilst documentation is in English but Readers Services requires that the post-holder is able to deal with readers through the medium of Welsh and English. Learners will be given every assistance to develop their Welsh language skills.
- Salary: Band 3 (£12498 - 22922) (under consideration)
- Closing date for applications - 27 October 2000
Full details and an application form can be received from:
- Richard Jenkins, Human Resources Manager
- Phone on 01970 632832, 632952 or 632835
- Fax: 01970 615709
- E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org
- Details on the Web: http://www.llgc.org.uk
2.1 New Mapping of Western North America by Ken Rockwell
Post, Austin, and Viens, Robert J. Preliminary bathymetry of Shoup Basin and late Holocene changes of Shoup Glacier, Alaska. 2 maps, scale 1:10,000. USGS Water-resources investigations report no. 94-4093, pub. 2000. OCLC #45061519ARIZONA
Fish-n-Map Co. Lower Colorado River (Parker Dam to Yuma). Scale ca. 1:41,000. Arvada, Colo. : Fish-n-Map Co., 1999. OCLC: 44942387
Hereford, Richard. Map showing Quaternary geology and geomorphology of the Granite Park area, Grand Canyon, Arizona. Scale 1:2,000. USGS Geologic investigations series no. I-2662, pub. 2000. OCLC #45003279 Also accessible on the Web: http://geopubs.wr.usgs.gov/i-map/i2662/ or ftp://wrgis.wr.usgs.gov/pub/i-map/i2662/
Schmidt, John C., et al. Variation in the magnitude and style of deposition and erosion in three long (8-2 km) reaches as determined by photographic analysis. 3 maps, scale 1:10,000. Washington, D.C. : American Geophysical Union, 1999. Accompanies “The controlled flood in Grand Canyon,” Geophysical monograph no. 110. OCLC #44998560
G.M. Johnson & Associates Ltd. Fraser Valley city maps book. 1 atlas (62 p.) Langley, B.C. : Pathfinder Maps Marketing Service, 1999. ISBN: 1894056132 OCLC: 45085057
McHalsie, Albert Jules, and Carlson, Keith. A Sto:lo-Coast Salish historical atlas. Vancouver : Douglas & McIntyre ; Seattle, WA : University of Washington Press ; Chilliwack, B.C. : Sto:lo Heritage Trust, 2001. ISBN: 0295980443 OCLC: 44940929
Berlo, Robert. Population history maps of California places, 1770 to 2000. 1 atlas (945 p.), scale 1:520,000. Livermore, Calif. : Robert C. Berlo, 2000. OCLC: 45041846
Tom Harrison Maps. Topanga State Park and Santa Monica Mtns. east trail map : shaded relief topo map. Scale 1:24,000. San Rafael, CA : Tom Harrison Maps, 2000. ISBN: 1877689637 OCLC: 45023313
Tom Harrison Maps. Yosemite National Park recreation map. Scale 1:25,000. San Rafael, CA : Tom Harrison Maps, 2000. ISBN: 1877689505 OCLC: 44942518
Fish-n-Map Co. Blue Mesa Reservoir. Scale ca. 1:15,500. Arvada, Colo. : Fish-n-Map Co., 1999. OCLC: 44942386
Fish-n-Map Co. Dillon Res., Green Mtn. Res. 2 maps on 1 sheet, scale ca. 1:11,800 and 1:12,800. Arvada, Colo. : Fish-n-Map Co., 1999. OCLC: 44942385
Luedke, Robert G., and Burbank, Wilbur Swett. Geologic map of the Silverton and Howardsville quadrangles, southwestern Colorado. Scale 1:24,000. USGS Geologic investigations series no. I-2681, pub. 2000. OCLC: 45009200
Gardner, James V. Bathymetry and selected perspective views of sea floor north and west of Maui, Hawaii. Scale 1:100,000. USGS Water-resources investigations report no. 00-4046, pub. 2000. OCLC: 44995662
Klein, Fred W. Seismic-hazard maps for Hawaii : 2% probability of exceedance in 50 years for peak horizontal acceleration and horizontal spectral response acceleration for 0.2, 0.3, and 1.0 second periods (5% of critical damping). 8 maps on 2 sheets, scale 1:2,000,000. USGS Geologic investigation series no. I-2724 OCLC: 45085127
Travel Graphics International. Maui, the Magic Isles official map guide : Hawaii, the islands of aloha. Not drawn to scale. Honolulu, Hawaii : Hawaii Visitors and Convention Bureau, pub. 1999. OCLC: 44942256
DeLorme Publishing Company. Idaho atlas & gazetteer : topo maps of the entire state, public lands, back roads. 3rd ed., 63 p., scale 1:250,000. Yarmouth, Me. : DeLorme, 2000. ISBN: 0899332846 OCLC: 45047002
Tysdal, Russell G., et al. Geologic map of the Blackbird Mountain quadrangle, Lemhi County, Idaho. Scale 1:24,000. USGS Geologic investigations series no. I-2787, pub. 2000. Web access: http://greenwood.cr.usgs.gov/pub/i-maps/i-2728/ or ftp://greenwood.cr.usgs.gov/pub/i-maps/i-2728/ OCLC: 45052557
Lopez, David L. Geologic map of the Billings 30’ x 60’ quadrangle, Montana. Scale 1:100,000. Butte, Mont. : Montana Bureau of Mines and Geology, Geologic map no. 59, pub. 2000. OCLC: 45095049
Lopez, David L. Geologic map of the Bridger 30’ x 60’ quadrangle, Montana. Scale 1:100,000. Butte, Mont. : Montana Bureau of Mines and Geology, Geologic map no. 58, pub. 2000. CLC: 45095050
Stickney, Michael C., et al. Quaternary faults and seismicity in western Montana. Scale ca. 1:317,000. Butte, Mont. : Montana Bureau of Mines and Geology, Special Publication no. 114, pub. 2000. OCLC: 44950770
U.S. Geological Survey. Glacier National Park : part of Waterton-Glacier International Peace Park, Montana 1998. Scale 1:100,000. Reston, Va.: The Survey, pub. 2000. OCLC: 45099059
Vuke, Susan M., et al. Geologic map of the Hardin 30’ x 60’ quadrangle, Montana. Scale 1:100,000. Butte, Mont. : Montana Bureau of Mines and Geology, Geologic map no. 57, pub. 2000. OCLC: 45095051
Vuke, Susan M. Geologic map of the Lodge Grass 30’ x 60’ quadrangle, Montana. Scale 1:100,000. Butte, Mont. : Montana Bureau of Mines and Geology, Geologic map no. 56, pub. 2000. OCLC: 45095052
Christensen, Harriet H. Atlas of human adaptation to environmental change, challenge, and opportunity : northern California, western Oregon, and western Washington. 1 atlas (66 p.) + 1 computer optical disc (4 ¾ in.). Portland, Or. : U.S. Forest Service, Northwest Research Station, pub. 2000. OCLC: 45004188
MAP Graphics Ltd. The Northwest traveler. 1 map, scale ca. 1:2,534,400. Oklahoma City, OK: MAP Graphics Ltd., dist. by Choice Hotels, pub. 1999. OCLC: 44934931
Thomas Bros. Maps. Pacific Northwest road atlas and driver's guide : Washington and Oregon, including southwestern British Columbia, and western Idaho. 1 atlas (various pagings), scales differ. Irvine, CA : Thomas Bros. Maps, 2000. ISBN: 1581742045 OCLC: 45017340
Thieler, E. Robert, and Hammar-Klose, Erika S. National assessment of coastal vulnerability to sea-level rise, preliminary results for the U.S. Pacific Coast. 9 maps on 1 sheet, scales differ. USGS Open-file report no. 00-178, pub. 2000. OCLC: 44722029
Roadrunner Maps. The Roadrunner five county street atlas : Kitsap, Jefferson, Mason, Thurston, Lewis. 1 atlas (various pagings), scales differ. Kirkland, WA : Roadrunner Maps, 1999 [2000 ed.] ISBN: 1884957226 OCLC: 44941915
Graff, Henry F. Forging a new nation, 1783-1803. 1 map, mounted on spring roller, scale ca. 1:3,168,000. Chicago : Rand McNally, pub. 1999. OCLC: 44992124
National Geographic Society. Western migration : dreams of gold and a better life drive mass movement. 2 maps on 1 sheet (both sides), scale 1:4,499,000. Washington, D.C. : National Geographic Society, pub. 2000. OCLC: 45073204
2.2 Other New Materials
2.2.1 Art Source to publish a new bi-weekly newsletter
Art Source http://www.mapsandprints.com/main.cfm will start publishing a new bi-weekly newsletter that will feature:
- 1. An in-depth article on map collecting in each issue
- 2. Map collecting tips, beginner and advanced
- 3. Featured maps
To subscribe to the newsletter go to this link: http://www.mapsandprints.com/maillist.cfm
2.3 Articles of Interest
2.3.1 Library of congress information bulletin 01, 2000 v 59 no. 7, pg. 163
- Finding the Way: The Library has acquired six manuscript maps used by the Marquis de Lafayette.
2.3.2 Washington Post
- Weeks Linton The Chart that put America on the Map http://washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/articles/A36210-2000Oct18.html
2.4 Internet Resources
2.4.1 Charting Neptune's Realm: From Classical Mythology to Satellite Imagery
The Osher Map Library and Smith Center for Cartographic Education is pleased to announce the availability on the web of their current exhibition: Charting Neptune's Realm: From Classical Mythology to Satellite Imagery. http://usm.maine.edu/maps/exhibit8/
As with all OML web exhibitions, it contains the images and all the text of the exhibition mounted in the gallery (which continues to run until January 2001).
For a list of all Exhibitions on the Web produced by The Osher Map Library and Smith Center for Cartographic Education see: http://www.usm.maine.edu/maps/web_exhibit.html
2.4.2 Update of the GeoCommunity website
From: Glenn Letham Managing Editor SpatialNews & The GeoCommunity to various lists, October 2000.
Have a look at The GeoCommunity website http://www.geocomm.com The most notable differences are:
- Full screen of information
- New and improved Career Center
- Better discussion boards in the new Community area
- Huge marketplace with tons of new GIS Books listed and the
- Entire data bundle catalog available
- New ftp software downloads
- More search options (coming)
The editor hopes that users will find the site to be more friendly and useful and adds that GeoCommunity will be implementing a number of new features over the coming weeks.
2.4.3 Pros and Cons of online antiquarian map search engines
From: Joel Kovarsky email@example.com to various lists, October 2000.
An increasing number of antiquarian maps and map-related materials are being listed for sale with the large on-line sites for out-of-print books. Below is the link to a webpage constructed by Joel Kovarsky as an attempt to help familiarize interested parties with some of the pros and cons of these online search engines. http://www.theprimemeridian.com/webbooks.html
The author plans to update and modify this site with some frequency, and would appreciate comments, suggestions and criticisms regarding the structure and content.
3.1 Upcoming National Conferences, Seminars, Talks, etc.
- Make plans now to attend the 2001 ESRI Education Users Conference (July 6-8) and the 2001 ESRI User Conference (July 9-13) in San Diego, July 2001.
Building on the success of last year's International Conference on GIS in Education, ESRI is planning the ESRI Education Users Conference for 2001, to be held immediately preceding the 21st Annual ESRI User Conference. Both conferences depend on the participation of GIS users to be successful. The ESRI Education Conference will provide an opportunity for teachers, school administrators, professors, librarians, and others interested in GIS in Education to share information and hear about one another's work in an intimate setting.
The ESRI User Conference is a gathering of 10,000 GIS users from around the world and provides an opportunity to see the latest developments in GIS software, hardware and applications. Proposals currently are being accepted for the ESRI User Conference (July 9-13). We will begin accepting proposals for the Education Conference shortly. Generally, the audience at the ESRI User Conference is GIS professionals from all fields. We expect the audience at the Education Conference to be primarily educators (k-12 teachers, college/university professors, librarians, museum professionals, etc.).
If you would like to submit a proposal for the ESRI User Conference, an abstract submission form is available online at: http://www.esri.com/events/uc/index.html. The deadline for submitting abstracts is Nov 3, 2000.
If you would like to submit a proposal for the Education Conference, visit in the coming weeks for more details.
Please contact Angela Lee firstname.lastname@example.org with any questions about the ESRI Education Users Conference or the 21st Annual ESRI User Conference.
- Northern Ohio Map Society and the Cleveland Public Library Map Collection invite people to attend an illustrated talk by Dr. John R. Hebert, Chief, Library of Congress Geography & Map Division entitled Mapping the Spanish Empire in America
The lecture is free and open to all. It will begin at 6:30 p.m. in the Auditorium of the Library's Louis Stokes Wing, at the corner of E. 6st. and Superior Ave. in downtown Cleveland, Ohio. A free wine and cheese reception will follow in the Library's Map Collection on the sixth floor. For directions or to rsvp for the reception please call Map Collection at (216) 623-2880 or e-mail email@example.com
- A one-day workshop focusing on the MARC tagging and cataloging of sheet maps will be presented from 9:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. on Monday, November 6, at the INCOLSA Indianapolis office. The session is designed for catalogers who are new to maps cataloging or who would like to refresh their knowledge of MARC elements used in the cataloging of sheet maps. If time permits, discussion of atlases will be included, as will the creation of an original cataloging record for a sheet map.
Paige Andrew, of Penn State University, will be presenting the workshop. An experienced maps cataloger himself, he has further distinguished himself as an able teacher and trainer through his many state and regional workshops on maps cataloging. Enrollment in this INCOLSA workshop is limited to 40. The registration fee for the workshop is $40 for INCOLSA members (state of Indiana) or $48 for non-members (including registrants from outside Indiana).
Participants may register for the workshop in either of two ways:
- (1) by completing the online registration form on the INCOLSA web site at this URL: http://www.incolsa.net/events/regform.html with payment following by mail
- (2) by completing the registration form at the end of the INCOLSA Workshop Catalog and Calendar and mailing or faxing it along with payment to the INCOLSA Indianapolis Office (faxes to (317) 328-2380, with payment following by mail).
Registrants should specify the following workshop number and name on the registration form: OCL-004.5 MARC Format: Maps. If you have any questions call or e-mail Dorothy McKowen at:
- OCLC Network Librarian VOICE: 317-298-6570, ext. 116
- INCOLSA INDIANA WATS: 800-733-1899, ext. 116
- 6202 Morenci Trail FAX: 317-328-2380
- Indianapolis, IN 46268-2536
3.2 Upcoming International Conferences, Seminars, Talks, etc.
- The Oxford Seminars in Cartography (Programme for 2000/2001)
- Thursday 23 November
- Symbolism and Art in the Decorative Cartographic Title-Page by Rodney Shirley
- Thursday 8 February
- Give me the Map: Surveying Shakespeare and the Cartography of his Contemporaries by Paige Newmark, Lincoln College, Oxford
- Thursday 10 May
- Camels and Canals: Art, Technology and Twenty-first Century Cartography by Mary Spence, GEOprojects (UK) Ltd, Reading
Seminars are held in the School of Geography, Mansfield Road, Oxford at 5pm.
The November Seminar will take place Senior Common Room
The February and May Seminars will take place in the Upper Lecture Room
The Oxford Seminars in Cartography are supported by The Friends of TOSCA, Lovell Johns, Oxford Cartographers and the School of Geography, University of Oxford. For further information, please contact:
- Nick Millea
- Map Librarian, Bodleian Library, Broad Street, Oxford, OX1 3BG
- tel : 01865 277013
- fax : 01865 277139
- email : firstname.lastname@example.org
Larry W. Laliberte email@example.com
Ken Rockwell firstname.lastname@example.org
Kathryn Womble email@example.com
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