Lucinda M. Hall, Editor
University of Minnesota - Twin Cities

Electronic Version Part 04, April, 1999. To be included in a future print version of the Information Bulletin.

1. News
      1.1 GIS Day
      1.2 US Geological Survey Workshops
      1.3 New coding for form subdivisions now in effect
      1.4 IFLA Section of Geography and Map Libraries
      1.5 New Air Photo Retrieval System for Canada
      1.6 MAP/GIS LIBRARIAN at the University of Oregon
      1.7 Exploring GIS Data Certification
2. New Maps, Books, Etc.
      2.1 New Mapping of Western North America compiled by Ken Rockwell
      2.2 Other new materials
       2.2.1 Copyright Law Issues in Modern Cartography
       2.2.2 ACMLA Bulletin/Index
       2.2.3 British Globes to 1850
      2.3 Articles of Interest
       2.3.1 College and Research Libraries
       2.3.2 Journal of Public Health Management and Practice
       2.3.3 Los Angeles Times
       2.3.4 Tech Web
       2.3.5 Reference & User Services Quarterly
       2.3.6 Salt Lake Tribune
      2.4 Internet resources
       2.4.1 GIS and Public Health Issues listserv
       2.4.2 Geography at Mining.com
       2.4.3 Current Geographical Publications
3. Meetings and other educational opportunities
      3.1 Upcoming International Conferences, Seminars, Talks, etc.
      3.2 Workshops
4. Contributors to this issue
5. The Western Association of Map Libraries

1. News

1.1 GIS Day

GIS users and vendors are invited to join ESRI, the National Geographic Society, and the American Association of Geographers in opening their doors for the first annual GIS Day, to be held November 19, 1999. GIS Day is a global event. For more information see www.esri.com/gisday

1.2 US Geological Survey Workshops

The USGS has a series of training workshops on mapping, vegetation photo-interpretation. For more information about the workshops, visit the USGS site at www.nwrc.usgs.gov

1.3 New coding for form subdivisions now in effect

On February 17, 1999, Library of Congress started to use the new coding for form subdivisions ($v) in subject headings. OCLC's policy for current cataloging entered into WorldCat (the OCLC Online Union Catalog) is to follow LC practice. In other words, libraries entering new records that have form subdivisions should be using the new coding. If local systems can not handle the new $v, users should enter the information with the correct coding, add the record to WorldCat by doing the update command, and then edit the record for local practices.

Libraries entering records for retrospective conversion projects may continue to use the old coding if it is not clear that the subdivision represents a form or a topic. OCLC does not require that users change the older $x coding to $v when doing copy cataloging. Each library will need to decide at what rate they will adapt their existing catalogs. OCLC is investigating doing a conversion of older WorldCat records to the new coding practice; however, no schedule has been set for this project.

Guidelines in the online version of "Bibliographic Formats and Standards" will be updated to reflect this change. Specifically, restrictions in the 600, 610, 611, 630, 650 and 651 fields saying not to use the $v are no longer applicable. Corrections to the printed version will follow as part of the regular update cycle.

1.4 IFLA Section of Geography and Map Libraries

The Section is pleased to announce the nominations for the Standing Committee for the Section of Geography and Map Libraries for the 1999-2003 term, from the American Library Association and the Special Libraries Association.

Continuing in the 1997-2001 term:

Completing the 1995-1999 term:

These nominations will be confirmed and new Section Officers will be elected at the 1999 Bangkok meeting of the G&M Standing Committee (SC-I) on Saturday, August 21. Those elected will begin planning the 2000 Jerusalem meeting at the SC-II meeting on Friday, August 27 in Bangkok.

1.5 New Air Photo Retrieval System for Canada

National Resources Canada is testing a new Air Photo Retrieval System. Visit our site regularly for updated information at "http://airphotos.NRCan.gc.ca."

1.6 MAP/GIS LIBRARIAN at the University of Oregon

The University of Oregon Map and Aerial Photography (MAP) Library has one of the largest collections of geographic resources in the country and is used heavily by researchers on campus and within the Pacific Northwest. This The full text of this announcement is available at: http://libweb.uoregon.edu/admnpers/mapgis.html

1.7 Exploring GIS Data Certification

Many organizations have expressed interest in developing an 'official' or corporate GIS data set. Few, however, have realized such a product. One of the most common roadblocks to developing endorsed data sets is the issue of data certification. How does an organization, select, assess and endorse a corporate data set? What are the liabilities and benefits of data certification? As the NSDI Framework effort continues, reaching further into the data resources of state and local governments, issues of data certification loom.

The Louisiana Geographic Information Center (LAGIC) with support from the Federal Geographic Data Committee (FGDC) and the Louisiana Geographic Information Systems Council (LGISC) is exploring data certification. The objectives of the study are to identify the key technical and administrative issues surrounding data certification and to construct variable implementation strategies for addressing the issues.

Your participation is needed. A 'User Perceptions Survey' is posted at lagic.lsu.edu/survey.asp The survey consists of six short questions and is aimed at individual user perceptions and multiple respondents from the same organization are welcomed. At the end of the survey, participants are encouraged to join the program review committee by providing basis contact information.

2. New Maps, Books, Etc.

2.1 New Mapping of Western North America by Ken Rockwell


Alaska Division of Land. Prince William Sound public access atlas : including a supplement to the Kenai easement atlas. 1 atlas (167 p.), scale not given. [Anchorage, Alaska?] : Alaska Division of Land : Alaska Dept. of Natural Resources, 1997. OCLC #40890732

Alaska Division of Geological and Geophysical Surveys.Total field magnetics and electromagnetic anomalies of the northeastern portion of the Koyukuk mining district, eastern Brooks Range, Alaska. 1 map on 2 sheets, scale 1:63,630. Alaska Division of Geological and Geophysical Surveys Report of investigation 98-7, pub. 1998. OCLC # 40969022

Geologic map of central (interior) Alaska. 1 computer optical disc. UGSG Open-file report 98-133-A, pub. 1998.OCLC #40971239

U.S. Forest Service. Tongass National Forest land & resource management plan, 1997. 1 computer laser optical disc.Juneau, AK: USDA Forest Service, Tongass Land Management Planning Team, pub. 1997. OCLC #40890567


Alberta Geological Survey. Geologic map of Alberta. Scale 1:1,000,000. Edmonton, Alta. : The Survey, 1999.OCLC #41061601

Gem Trek Publishing. Canmore and Kananaskis Village : hiking-XC skiing-biking : Kananaskis Country. Scale 1:50,000. Cochrane, Alta.: Gem Trek Pub., 1998. OCLC #40891997

Gem Trek Publishing. Kananaskis Lakes includes Burstall Pass : hiking-XC skiing-biking : Kananaskis Country. Scale 1:50,000. Cochrane, Alta. : Gem Trek Pub., 1998.OCLC #40891998


Macromap Phoenix metropolitan CD-ROM.1 computer optical disc. Phoenix, Ariz. : Wide World of Maps, Phoenix Mapping Service, 1999. OCLC #41028481

Quads USA. ARIZONA. 9 computer optical discs. Phoenix, Ariz. : QuadsUSA, Inc., 1998. OCLC #40999538

U.S. Bureau of Land Management, Arizona State Office. Ehrenberg-Cibola off-highway vehicle guide map.Scale 1:100,000. Yuma, AZ: BLM Yuma Field Office,1998. OCLC #40990931


Berndtson & Berndtson. Insight map, California 1:1 350 000, FlexiMap plus travel information : top ten sights, comprehensive state map, laminated for durability. Scale 1:1,350,000. Maspeth, NY : American Map Corporation, 1998. OCLC #41078882

DeLorme Mapping Company. Northern California atlas & gazetteer. 4th ed. 1 atlas (127 p.), scale 1:150,000. Yarmouth, Me. : DeLorme ] Mapping, 1998. OCLC #40993235

Graham, Scott E., and Pike, Richard J. Elevation maps of the San Francisco Bay region, California, a digital database. USGS Open-file report 98-625, pub. 1998. ACCESS: wrgis.wr.usgs.gov/open-file/of98-625 OCLC #40961907

Miller, Fred K. Digital geologic map of Fawnskin 7.5' quadrangle, San Bernardino County, California. Scale 1:24,000. USGS Open-file report 98-579, pub. 1998. ACCESS: wrgis.wr.usgs.gov/open-file/of98-579 OCLC #40987149

Nielson, Jane E. Geologic map of the East of Grotto Hills quadrangle, California, a digital database. USGS Open-file report 99-35, pub. 1999. ACCESS: wrgis.wr.usgs.gov/open-file/of99-35 OCLC #40896035

Nielson, Jane E. Geologic map of the Hart Peak quadrangle, California and Nevada, a digital database. USGS Open-file report 99-34, pub. 1999. ACCESS: wrgis.wr.usgs.gov/open-file/of99-34 OCLC #40935975

Preliminary geologic map of the Little Piute Mountains, San Bernardino County, California, a digital database. USGS Open-file report 97-693, pub. 1997. ACCESS: wrgis.wr.usgs.gov/open-file/of97-693 OCLC #40944948

Roberts, Sebastian. Digital compilation of "Preliminary map of landslide deposits in Santa Cruz County, California, by Cooper-Clark and Associates, 1975", a digital database by Sebastian Roberts and Andrew D. Barron ; with a preface by Earl E. Brabb and Richard J. Pike. USGS Open-file report 98-792, pub. 1998. ACCESS: wrgis.wr.usgs.gov/open-file/of98-792 OCLC #40937758

Sowers, Janet M. , et al. Quaternary geology and liquefaction susceptibility, Napa, California 1:100,000 quadrangle, a digital database. USGS Open-file report 98-460, pub. 1998. ACCESS: wrgis.wr.usgs.gov/open-file/of98-460 OCLC #40963075

Wentworth, Carl M. General distribution of geologic materials in the San Francisco Bay Region, California, a digital map database : based on the work of E.E. Brabb (1980), S.E. Ellen and C.M. Wentworth (1995), and E.J. Helley and K.R. Lajoie (1979). USGS Open-file report 97-744, pub. 1997. ACCESS: wrgis.wr.usgs.gov/open-file/of97-744 OCLC #40966950


Diamond Cartography. Colorado road map. Scale ca. 1:950,400. Eastland, Texas : Diamond Cartography, 1997. OCLC #41064062


Tysdal, Russell G. Stratigraphic sections and equivalent uranium (eU), Mead Peak phosphatic shale member of Permian phosphoria formation, central part of Rasmussen Ridge, Caribou County, Idaho. 2 cross sections. USGS Open-file report 99-20A, pub. 1999. OCLC #40949532


Stewart, John H. Geologic Map of the Carson City 30 x 60 Minute Quadrangle, Nevada. Scale 1:100,000. Nevada Bureau of Mines and Geology Map no.118, pub. 1999. Reported by Linda Newman, UNR


Benchmark Maps. New Mexico road & recreation atlas, 3rd ed. 1 atlas (96 p.), scales differ. Berkeley, Calif. : Benchmark Maps, 1999. OCLC #40903777


Evans, James George. Geologic map of the Alder Creek quadrangle, Malheur County, Oregon. Scale 1:24,000, photocopy. USGS Open-file report 98-494, pub. 1999. OCLC #41060339

Evans, James George. Geologic map of the Little Black Canyon quadrangle, Malheur County, Oregon. Scale 1:24,000, photocopy. USGS Open-file report 98-493, pub. 1999. OCLC #41061218

Jayko, A. S. Reconnaissance geologic map of the Dodson Butte 7.5 minute quadrangle, southwest Oregon. Scale 1:24,000. USGS Open-file report 97-514, pub. 1997. OCLC #40987582

Luedke, Robert G. Maps showing distribution, composition, and age of early and middle Cenozoic volcanic centers in Oregon and Washington. 2 maps, scale 1:1,000,000. USGS Geologic investigations series I-2291-D, pub. 1998. OCLC #41078723

Oregon Dept. of Geology and Mineral Industries. Mist gas field. Scale 1:24,000. Portland, Or. : The Dept.,Open-file report O-99-1, rev. 1999. OCLC #40977409

Tolan, Terry Leo. Geologic map of the Scotts Mills, Silverton, and Stayton Northeast 7.5 minute quadrangles, Oregon. 1 map on 2 sheets, scale 1:24,000. USGS Open-file report 99-141, pub. 1999. ACCESS: wrgis.wr.usgs.gov/open-file/of99-141 OCLC #40993064


Trails Illustrated. Uinta National Forest : Lone Peak, Mt. Timpanogos, Mt. Nebo Wilderness Areas. 2 maps, scale approx. 1:48,000. Evergreen, Colo. : Trails Illustrated, rev. 1998. OCLC #40911546


Dragovich, Joe D. Quaternary stratigraphy, cross sections, and general geohydrologic potential of the Bow and Alger 7.5- miute quadrangles, western Skagit County, Washington. 26 sections on 6 sheets, scales differ. Photocopy. Washington Division of Geology and Earth Resources Open file report 98-8, pub. 1998. OCLC #40898043


U.S. Bureau of Land Management. Wyoming historic trails. Scale 1:760,320. [Washington, D.C.?] : Bureau of Land Management, 1999. OCLC #40964183

2.2 Other New Materials

2.2.1 Copyright Law Issues in Modern Cartography

Harris, Lesley Ellen. Copyright Law Issues in Modern Cartography. In Policy Issues in Modern Cartography. Edited by D. R. Fraser Taylor. Oxford: Pergamon, 1998.

2.2.2 ACMLA Bulletin/Index - The ACMLA Bulletin 101/102 Winter-Summer 1998 issue is the index to 30 years of articles in the Bulletin.

2.2.3 British Globes to 1850

Copies of this inventory are now available, free of charge. It provides a summary listing of 671 distinct variants of globes produced in Britain before 1850. There are three sequences - alphabetical by author, date and diameter - and a bibliography. Available from the British Library.

2.3 Articles of Interest

2.3.1 College and Research Libraries, v. 60, no. 3

2.3.2 Journal of Public Health Management and Practice, March 1, 1999, v.5, no. 2

2.3.3 Los Angeles Times - The LA Times featured GIS on the front page of the business section this morning. The URL for the story is www.latimes.com/HOME/BUSINESS/t000037401.1.html

2.3.4 Tech Web - MapQuest.com On the Road to IPO. See www.techweb.com/wire/finance/story/netgain/INV19990402S0002

2.3.5 Reference & User Services Quarterly, Volume 38, no. 2

2.3.6 Salt Lake Tribune - Volunteers Sought to Check Map Facts www.sltrib.com/1999/Apr/04081999/nation_w/96434.htm

2.4 Internet Resources

2.4.1 GIS and Public Health Issues Listserv - See healthlinks.washington.edu/nwcphp/waphgis.html

2.4.2 Geography at Mining.com

geography.miningco.com at the Mining.com combines original content, links, and an online community to provide anyone with an interest in geography an online "home" and a comprehensive resource. The geography site is also a great place to locate specific Internet resources about any geographical topic. Matt Rosenberg "mines" the Internet for the best of all things geographical. In addition, the site provides a place for people who enjoy geography to discuss the topic. Twice-weekly chat session draw geography fans from around the world. I invite you to stop by my site and take a look around. If you like what you see, I hope you'll link to me and refer your patrons my way for everything geographical online.

2.4.3 Current Geographical Publications - The February and March 1999 issues of Current Geographical Publications are now available at leardo.lib.uwm.edu/cgp

3. Meetings and Other Educational Opportunities

3.1 Upcoming International Conferences, Seminars, Talks, Etc.

3rd IEEE Meta-Data Conference, National Institutes of Health, Bethesda, Maryland, US, 6 - 7 April 1999. For more information, see www.llnl.gov/liv_comp/metadata/md99/md99.html.

21st Urban Data Management Symposium, Venice, Italy, 21 - 23 April, 1999. For details regarding the program and registration, please have a look to http://www.geo.tudelft.nl/UDMS/program/.

International Seminar on Atlantic History, Harvard University, Cambridge, Massachusetts, 24 - 25 April 1999. Workshop on The Uses of Cartography in Atlantic History.

A workshop on the spatial dimensions of the Atlantic world in the thought of contemporaries, 1500-1800, and in the efforts of later scholars to grasp the spatial history of that era. The aim is to analyze work in several fields - literature, art, politics, and diplomacy as well as cartography and geography - that helps explain the meaning of space in early modern Atlantic history.

For a registration form and additional information, please contact Pat Denault, Atlantic History Seminar, 408 Emerson Hall, Harvard University, Cambridge, MA 02138; Phone: 617-496-3066; FAX: 617-496-8869; atlantic@fas.harvard.edu

Western Association of Map Libraries Spring Meeting, California State University, Long Beach, 29 - 30 April 1999. For more information, see gort.ucsd.edu/mw/waml/waml.html

ASPRS: The Imaging and Geospatial Information Society, 1999 Annual Conference "From Image to Information." Portland, Oregon, 17 - 21 May 1999. For more information see www.asprs-portland99.com

12th Annual North East Map Organization Meeting (NEMO), Wellesley College, near Boston, Massachusetts, 3 - 4 June 1999.

1999 National GeoData Forum, Washington, DC, 7 - 9 June 1999. Help shape public policy and the future direction of the National Spatial Data Infrastructure. For more information, see the National GeoData Forum web site at www.fgdc.gov/99Forum.

19th Annual ESRI User's Conference, San Diego, California, 26 - 30 July 1999. www.esri.com/news/releases/99_2qtr/arcimsv30.html

Maps and Nations: Discovering and Debating the Interaction Between Society and Cartography -- a summer seminar for graduate students at The Newberry Library, Chicago, June 21-August 13, 1999.

Graduate students from any field who will benefit from in-depth study of the political and ethical dimensions of the relationship between mapping and community definition are encouraged to apply for admission to the seminar.

Participation will be limited to 12 students. Complete applications for admission must be received by the Smith Center by April 16, 1999.

18th International Conference on the History of Cartography, Athens, Greece, 11 - 16 July 1999. The Society for Hellenic Cartography and the National Hellenic Research Foundation in collaboration with Imago Mundi, Ltd organise the conference. The Conference theme is "The Cartography of the Mediterranean World" and any other aspect of the history of cartography.

International Symposium on Spatial Data Quality, Hong Kong, 18 - 20 July 1999. For more information see, www.lsgi.polyu.edu.hk/ISSDQ/.

International Cartographic Association Conference, Ottawa, Canada, 14 - 21 August 1999. This is a joint meeting including the Association of Canadian Map Libraries and Archives (ACMLA). For more information, please visit www.uottawa.ca/library/map/acmlaica.html. On behalf of the Association of Canadian Map Libraries and Archives (ACMLA) and the Congress of Cartographic Information Specialists Associations (CCISA) we would like to invite you to attend the International Cartographic Association Conference which will be held in Ottawa, August 14-21, 1999.

The 65th Council and General Conference of the International Federation of Library Associations and Institutions (IFLA), Bangkok, Thailand, 22 - 28 August 1999.

Consortium for Geographic Information Conference. "Driven By Data." Los Angeles, California, November 1999. See www.gita.org for more information.

7th ACM International Symposium on Geographic Information Systems, Kansas City, 5 - 6, 1999. See www.dcc.unicamp.br/~cmbm/acmgis99

1999 Meeting of the Social Science History Association, Fort Worth, Texas, 11 - 14 November 1999. The meeting will include several sessions on Historical GIS.

Pecora 14 Land Satellite Information III: Demonstrating the value of satellite imagery Doubletree Hotel, Denver, Colorado, 6 - 10 December 1999. The imaging and geospatial society, ASPRS is the organizer. For more imformation, see www.asprs.org

The Oxford Seminars in Cartography, Programme for 1998-99

***NOTE THE NEW VENUE***. All seminars commence at 5pm in the School of Geography, Mansfield Road, Oxford. Sponsored by Sanders of Oxford (Prints and Maps), Lovell Johns Ltd, and The Friends of The Oxford Seminars in Cartography. For further information, please contact: Nick Millea, Map Curator, Bodleian Library, Broad Street, Oxford, OX1 3BG, Telephone : 01865 277013 Fax : 01865 277139 nam@bodley.ox.ac.uk or check the site homepage www.bodley.ox.ac.uk/guides/maps/

4. Contributors

Tony Campbell tony.campbell@bl.uk Lucinda M. Hall hallx030@tc.umn.edu
Ken Rockwell krockwel@library.utah.edu
Matt Rosenberg Miningco.com Dale Steele dasteel@dlapr.lib.az.us
Kathryn Womble kwomble@u.washington.edu

5. The Western Association of Map Libraries (WAML)

WAML News and Notes is a moderated bulletin of the Western Association of Map Libraries. The Western Association of Map Libraries (WAML) is an independent association established to encourage high standards in every phase of the organization and administration of map libraries. Membership in WAML is open to any individual, institution, or business interested in furthering the purposes of the organization. For further information, contact the WAML Secretary.

WAML Officers as of July 1, 1998

Linda Zellmer
Arizona State University Libraries
Map Collection
P.O. Box 871006
Tempe, AZ 85287-1006
(602) 965-5973

Vice President/President Elect
Greg Armento
University Library
California State University Long Beach
Long Beach, CA 90840
(562) 985-4367

Muriel Strickland
2465 Baja Cerro Circle
San Diego, CA 92019

Sue Haffner
Henry Madden Library
California State University Fresno
Fresno, CA 93740-0034
(209) 278-2405

Past President
Robert Sathrum
University Library
Humboldt State University
Arcata, CA 95521
(707) 826-4930

Business Manager
Richard E. Soares
WAML Book & Fiche Sales Manager
Brigham Young University
P.O. Box 1667
Provo, UT 84603-1667
(801) 378-6179

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