INFORMATION BULLETIN (WESTERN ASSOCIATION OF MAP LIBRARIES) ISSN: 0049-7282 NEWS & NOTES Electronic Version Part 2, 2/95. To be included in vol. 25, number 2, March 1995 or number 3, July 1995 IB (hard copy) From the News and Notes Editor: The Gopher home for the electronic news and notes is on Davidson Library's InfoSurf; see:Electronic Journals F-M Information Bulletin (Western Association of Map Libraries) Gopher Link: # Type=1 Name=Information Bulletin (Western Association of Map Libraries) Path=1/.Journals/.F/.maps Host=ucsbuxa.ucsb.edu Port=3001 URL: gopher://ucsbuxa.ucsb.edu:3001/11/.Journals/.F/.maps Over the next month, I'll be sending out three electronic news-and-notes; Project Alexandria's site visit from NSF on February 24 will mean that afterward I'll have a chance to do something else besides work on Alex. This issue is devoted to states news and notes. Many thanks to Debbie Kalvee for serving as the Alaska news-and-notes source; and welcome to Walt Herreid as new resource person; he was appointed Government Documents and Maps Librarian at Rasmuson Library, University of Alaska-Fairbanks, in late October of last year. I FINALLY finished writing up a summary of the email survey conducted through the IB nearly a year ago. In the process, I came across a note from Ed Thatcher. Ed is generously offering his copies of IB and some Occasional papers to persons writing to him: Edwar P. Thatcher, 1812 Villard Street, Eugene OR 97403-2050. Mary Larsgaard STATE NEWS Alaska - News After nearly six months of negotiations, the U.S. Geological Survey map store in Fairbanks will move from the downtown federal building to the Geophysical Institute at the University of Alaska Fairbanks in March 1995. The Institute's GeoData Center is a public browse facility for Alaska high-altitude aerial photography and sells satellite images of the state. As part of a federal cost-saving measure, the USGS map store was scheduled to close. The closing of the Fairbanks outlet, which sells about 100,000 maps annually, would have forced people in the Interior to buy many Alaska maps in Anchorage or Denver. The federal government will supply the GeoData Center with the funds, shelving units and a complete stock of USGS maps, reports, and publications on Alaska. -(excerpted from the FAIRBANKS DAILY NEWS-MINER, Nov. 21, 1994) The University of Alaska Fairbanks and the U.S. Geological Survey have agreed to transfer the federal government's Fairbanks map store to the University. As of August 3, 1994, U.S. Interior Secretary Bruce Babbitt had yet to sign the agreement to transfer the store's stock of maps and $60,000 worth of fixtures to UAF. The USGS has spent up to $250,000 a year to run the map store in Fairbanks. Once the store moves to the UAF campus, the agency will provide up to $125,000 to support the store. The University will pocket all profits from the maps sales and eventually the store will support itself, according to Alaska Senator Frank Murkowski. Alaska - New Maps Alaska. Dept. of Community and Regional Affairs. COMMUNITY/BOROUGH MAP. 1994. 1:4,435,000. G4371 F1 1994 A4241. Includes indexes to communities and "regional educational attendence areas", statistical tables of boroughs, cities, and municipalities. Juneau, AK., the Department. Alaska. Department of Fish and Game. ALASKA DEPARTMENT OF FISH AND GAME STATISTICAL AREAS CHARTS FOR SOUTHEAST ALASKA. 1990-. Scale not given. 7 maps on 43x28 cm. sheets. G4372.S68L2 1990 A444. Juneau, AK., the Department. Alaska. Dept. of Natural Resources. 1992. FOREST HEALTH INITIATIVE, SPRUCE BEETLE SURVEY, 1982 THRU 1991. 4 maps on 1 sheet, col., 40x28 cm. G 4371.K5 1982 A443. Alaska. Dept. of Natural Resources, Office of the Commissioner, Land Records Information Section. 1993. TOWNSHIP MERIDIANS. 1:2,500,000, col., Albers equal area projection. G 4371.B3 1993 A44. "Township grid based on Bureau of Land Management's statewide protraction files". Alaska. Dept. of Natural Resources, Office of the Commissioner, Land Records Information Section. 1993. STATE OF ALASKA LAND OWNERSHIP, DECEMBER 1992. 1:2,500,000, col. G 4371.G462 1992 A44. "Alaska Statehood Act: state lands, state selected - Federal lands: conservation system units, other public lands - Alaska Native Claims Settlement Act: ANCSA patented or interim conveyed, ANCSA selected". Alaska. Dept. of Natural Resources, Office of the Commissioner, Land Records Information Section. 1993. STATE OF ALASKA RECONSTITUTION OF THE ORIGINAL MENTAL HEALTH GRANT LANDS: INDEX MAP (land estate only) AS OF FEBRUARY, 1993. 1:1,500,000, col.G 4371.G5 1993 A44 Alaska. Dept. of Transportation and Public Facilities. Cartographic Systems Section. TRAFFIC MAPS SHOWING AVERAGE DAILY TRAFFIC. 1992. Scales not given. 12 maps on 9 sheets 62x92 cm. or smaller. G4374 A1 1992 A432. Juneau, AK., the Section. The Mapmakers. ARCTIC SLOPE AND BEAUFORT SEA, ALASKA: OIL AND GAS LEASE MAP. 1994. 4 maps. 1:63,360. col. 92x62 cm. G4371.H8 1994 M37. Shows lease owners/operators, sale number/lease number, bonus bid and expiration. The Mapmakers, 259 South Palmer Street, Palmer, AK 99645. National Geographic Society (U.S.) Cartographic Division. ALASKA. 1994. 1:3,805,000; 1:4,349,000. 2 maps on 1 sheet. Azimuthal equidistant projection centred on Fairbanks. Includes text and 5 ancillary maps: selected resources, relative size of Alaska and the contiguous U.S., federal lands, Alaska natives and [panoramic view of Prince William Sound, Copper River delta and Bering Glacier]. Supplement to NATIONAL GEOGRAPHIC, May 1994. United States. Bureau of Land Management. 1994. BLM RECREATION GUIDE: ALASKA, FRESHWATER FISHING. 1 map, col., 45x70 cm. folded. I 53.7/2:AL 1/2. OCLC 31228969 California - News Just in case the state has some more torrential downpours this season, here are the Internet addresses that were used for the last deluge: This is a World Wide Web Site and can be accessed by using your WWW browser (such as Mosaic, Netscape or lynx.) - - - --------------- Flood Information from CERES (California Environmental Resource Evaluation System) http://resources.agency.ca.gov/flood2.html - - - --------------- If you only have a gopher client, here are some of the gopher sites referenced in the above WWW page: - - - --------------- For California Flash Flood Watch, River Statement, River Statement, Severe Weather Statement, Short Term Fcst, Special Weather Statement, State Forecast, Weather Roundup, and Surface Maps: University of Illinois Weather Machine gopher wx.atmos.uiuc.edu path /States/California - - - --------------- Office of Emergency Services gopher oes1.oes.ca.gov - - - --------------- FEMA Press Releases gopher femapub1.fema.gov - - - --------------- On a more cheerful note - at the University of California, Los Angeles, a good deal has been happening with the map collection. Two library units, formerly called the Public Affairs Service (PAS) and the Henry J. Bruman Map Library, temporarily cut services to the public in order to implement a physical merger into Room A4510 of the University Research Library, the current location of PAS. The Map Library in Bunche Hall closed on July 16th, 1994, and PAS closed on August 13th. The "new" unit, initially planned to be called MGI (Maps and Government Information), re-opened in September. According to your Editor's occasionally faulty memory, Henry J. Bruman's name is applied to the new collection. And your Editor is SURE that the new map librarian is David Deckelbaum (announced via email on 12/21/94). Welcome, David! David's email is: email@example.com Yet more words of good cheer, from the annual report (1993-94) of the UCSD, La Jolla, map collection: completed Map Room with move of ca. 2,500 titles from general stacks; increased map reference service hours 20%; completed shift to mainstreaming Map Room materials through Acqusitions and Cataloging Departments in conjunction with Jessica Miramontes, Ann Studebaker and Karen Peters; moved map office; began electronic map center within EIC, under direction of Mark Waggoner, including establishing home page on Infopath; initiated several Systemwide projects in the UC/Stanford Map Librarians Group; participated in planning of national consolidation of map-library journals and their electronic delivery, using $8K implementation grant from Western Association of Map Libraries; began negotiations with USGS for establishment of regional Earth Science Information Center; accepted air photo equipment gift from Bureau of Fishereries (approx. value $20K-30k). Richard C. Pollard, California State University, Fullerton's Librarian, announced in May of 1994 the appointment of Dr. Albert R. Vogeler as Curator of the Roy V. Boswell Collection for the History of Cartography. The nationally-known collection, housed in the Library's Special Collections unit, comprises over 1,500 rare maps illustrating the development of cartography from the sixteenth through nineteenth century together with some 2,000 scholarly books on cartography, geography, exploration, and navigation. The Collection for the History of Cartography was founded in 1971 by Roy V. Boswell, a rare book and map dealer, and Ernest W. Toy, then College Librarian, as a resource for education and scholarship in a growing interdisciplinary field. Boswell, Curator for fourteen years during which he was responsible for many exhibitions and catalogs, died in 1990 at the age of 96. Vogeler's appointment as Curator coincides with what would have been Boswell's 100th birthday on May 9, 1994. Vogeler, who holds a Ph.D. in Modern British history from Columbia University, has taught at California State University, Fullerton for twenty years and will retire in June as Lecturer in Liberal Studies. He has been closely associated with the Collection, which was named for Boswell in 1987 on his initiative. He has lectured, mounted exhibits, and written catalogs about its holdings, and is author of a descriptive essay in the 1992 volume he co-edited with Professor Arthur Hansen, "Very Special Collections." "Our maps," he said, "are primary cultural documents containing many layers of meaning from the past, ideal subjects for interdisciplinary study. I hope to encourage their use and appreciation by our students and faculty and by scholars from around the world." The California Geographic Information Association has put out the first issue of its newsletter, CGIA News. For more info: CGIA c/o Randy Moory, Teale Data Center, 2005 Evergreen Street/ POB 13436, Sacramento CA 95813-4436. California - Maps A few more maps have been issued in the Dibblee series; get ordering information from: California Division of Mines and Geology, 107 South Broadway, Room 1065, Los Angeles, CA 90012 ('phone, 213/620-3560). Colorado The maps that AAA issued in about August of last year for Denver are inaccurate. Seems they ordered their maps assuming that the new airport would be open, and the baggage system didn't work. So, the maps show a blank space for the functioning airport, and a functioning airport where the new one will be, someday. [ED: I keep seeing more FAA graphics of the new airport but haven't read lately if it's open or not.] Utah Those who attended the WAML meeting in September of 1993 will remember that our hosts at the USGS Earth Science Infomation Center announced that they would be moving from their home of thirty years in the Federal Building in downtown Salt Lake City. In spring of 1994 they joined two other agencies with a strong earth science mission, the U.S. Forest Service Geometronics Lab and the Aerial Photography Field Office of the Agriculture Stabilization and Conservation Service, in facilities in the southwest part of the city. The ESIC continues to provide information, reference and research materials on a variety of USGS products. It works with the Utah Geological Survey and several private map dealers to provide topographic maps. Discussions are underway to provide selected Forest Service products through the ESIC as part of a new integrated approach to distributing data to the public. The head of the Salt Lake ESIC, Wendy Hassibe, spoke to us last September about her experiences as part of a Dept. of Interior team which was working to meet Vice President Gore's mandate to "reinvent government". This month she moves to Denver to work full-time on the National Performance Review, a project which she hopes "will make a difference for a lot of people". Her e-mail address will remain firstname.lastname@example.org; her new telephone number is (303)236-5812.