INFORMATION BULLETIN (WESTERN ASSOCIATION OF MAP LIBRARIES) ISSN: 0049-7282 NEW & NOTES Electronic Version Part 5, 5/95. To be included in vol. 26, number 3, July 1995 cARTe: Re the movie "The Englishman who went up a Hill and came down a Mountain", with Hugh Grant - Margaret Brill reports in an email message of May 22 that, "It is a lot of fun, and is about the 1917 reaction of a Welsh village to the pronouncement by two Ordnance Surveyors that the mountain in their backyard was less than 1000' and so could not be called a mountain. Don't miss the credits,which use historic maps as a background. The acting is excellent, and I thoroughly recommend it." CArte: >From Linda Zellmer, who read this in a newspaper and stopped laughing long enough to clip out and send to your editor: an article, "Battle of high-tech bras expanding on several fronts" includes as an illustration a color photo of a global bra, Samuele Mazza's 'Brahaus;" they are two hemispheres (northern and southern, which seem to be somewhat uncomfortably connected with red and blue cable (optical fiber?). Mary Edna Fraser uses aerial photos and satellite images, amongst other itmes to create her silk batiks. (Smithisonian, November 1994, p. 142) Ed Dahl and Dale Steele between them sent your editory a stack of very funny carto-humour: a. from page B12, Phoenix Gazette, 7/16/94, the strip "Frank and Ernest," shows the Earth saying to Saturn, "Oh, most of them are okay - what I can't stand are those nosy little geologists." b. from p. B6, Phoenix Gazette, 4/9/95, more "Frank and Ernest" - depicts 2 angels, standing in front of a sign, "Heavenly Miracles Research Dept.," one saying to another, as they both look at frustrated sould surrounded by mounds of creased paper, "He's still working on how to fold a road map quickly and easily." More in the same vein from Ziggy - 2 aliens saying to Ziggy and dog, "We won't be staying long - we just landed to re-fold our road map" (which looks to be about 5 feet by 8 feet) c. From Phoenix Gazette, CL42, 5/28/94, devil saying thanks to angel, who when devil asks way home, points down. d. From the Express, 7/27/94, St. John's - by Claudine Neil, "Marine Atlantic placemat's geography challenged;| a Port aux Basques businessman, George Hardy, is upset with the way Newfoundland is depicted on placemats used by Marine Atlantic's Gulf ferry service. e. A giant wooden relief map of British Columbia housed at the Pacific National Exhibition was 40 years old in 1994. The entire map is composed of about 1M pieces and is considered the largest map in the world; it was buit by George Challenger over a 7-year time period. Cataloging News: The U.S. Federal Geographic Data Committee sent out a final version of its Content Standard for Digital Geospatial Data in early June of 1994. The standard is available by anonymous FTP from: ftp://fgdc.er.usgs.gov/gdc/metadata/meta.6894.wp5 for WordPerfect 5.1 (PC/DOS) (remember to transfer in binary/image mode!) or ftp://fgdc.er.usgs.gov/gdc/metadata/meta.6894.ps for PostScript. The WordPerfect file is set up for 10pt Times Roman font on an HP LaserJet 4 printer. It can be printed using other fonts or printers, but the sections that are sensitive to page numbers (i.e. the table of contents and list of data elements with page numbers) will have to be regenerated. Paper copies of the standard may be requested from the Federal Geographic Data Committee (FGDC) Secretariat, c/o U.S. Geological Survey, 590 National Center, Reston, Virginia 22092, USA; telephone (703) 648-5514; facsimile (703) 648-5755; or Internet firstname.lastname@example.org. If you would like to compare this with the ASTM work, try: 18.104.22.168 under /wais/docs as ASTMmeta52394.ps .txt and .wp5 If you haven't already taken a look at the geomatic-cataloging standards from Canada, it's worth your time: Geomatic Data Sets Cataloguing Rules CAN/CGSB-171.2-94 Cost: $65 plus GST and applicable PST plus $5.40 shipping and handling To order or obtain more information, contact: Canadian General Standards Board, Sales Centre 222 Queen Steet, Suite 1402 Ottawa, Ontario K1A 1G6 Tel. (613)941-8706 or 1-800-665-CGSB (Canada only) Fax. (613) 941-8705 Digital News: >From Duane F. Marble (E-mail: email@example.com), Dept. of Geography, Ohio State University, Columbus, OH 43210;(614) 292-22; Fax: (614) 292-6213: In 1988 John Snyder and Harry Steward published their bibliography of the map projection literature as USGS Bulletin 1856. Containing over 2,000 references, this was certainly the definitive work in this area. John Snyder has kindly updated the 1988 work by adding about 300 additional references and allowed us to make it available in digital form. Perhaps the best way to make use of this bibliography is through the search capabilites provided by our WWW home page. Should you wish to do so, you can also download all or part of the bibliography from the FTP area on bastet.sbs.ohio-state.edu. The WWW home page may be found at: http://thoth.sbs.ohio-state.edu/ Try: http://www.uophx.edu/lrc2.html It has such items as digital versions of articles from computer-science periodicals. Oracle Corporation (Redwood Shores CA) has introduced Oracle7 MultiDimension, technology that stores and manages spatial data in a relational database. New version of XV, version 3.10: available via anonymous ftp from - ftp. cis upenn.edu pub/xv (directory) ftp.upenn.edu data/bradley (directory) PCI's Windows 3.1 image viewer is available as freeware through anonymous ftp: ftp.pci.gsfc.nasa.gov pub/win31 (directory) For information on the Web browser, Netscape, try: ftp.mcom.com http://www.mcom.com For information on standards, try: http://www-atp.llnl.gov/standards.html 100 images - in small, Web-able versions of ca. 250 pixels - are available over the net: http://www.konbib.nl/100hoogte/hh-en.html The printed book from which these were derived, "Honderd hoogtepunten uit de Koninklijke Bibliotheek/A hundred highlights from the Koninklijke Bibliothee," is available for DFL 59.50 from Waanders Uitgevers, Zwolle; isbn 90-6630-490-1. Try out the Clearinghouse of Image Databases if you haven't already: http://dizzy.library.arizona.edu/images/images/html For the latest version of the Mosaic Web browser: ftp://ftp.ncsa.uiuc.edu/Mosaic/Unix/ Street Seeker San Francisco This easy-to-use HyperCard-based software will find streets, courts, alleys, freeway onramps and offramps, public buildings, parks, museums, and much more in San Francisco, Ca. The instant you click on a name in the index, a detailed street map of San Francisco appears with a flashing arrow pointing at your selection. You can zoom in and out, glide around the whole city, search some streets by block numbers, make annotations, and print maps within the software. Tourists can bring up information about museums and other buildings by clicking on them. The map shows street names, block numbers, one-way street directions, and is accurate as of 1993. It's faster than similar programs on CD-ROM and it's small enough to run on your PowerBook or on any Macintosh computer, with System 6.0.5 and 1 megabyte of RAM. HyperCard Player is included. $25. Mines Road Books, P.O. Box 3185, Fremont, CA, 510/651-2514, fax 510/651-2514. For weather images/movies: http://rs560.cl.msu.edu/weather/ IMAGE is a public domain program for the Macintosh for doing digital image processing and analysis. It can acquire, display, edit, enhance, analyze, print, and animate images. Available via anonymous ftp at alw.nih.gov (22.214.171.124) in the directory /pub/image. Enter 'anonymous' as the user name and anything you like as the password. For images of Jupiter: ftp.ru.ac.za (126.96.36.199) in /pub/saao/images The Canadian Geoscience Information Centre (CGIC) Book, Report and Map accessions lists are now available on Internet at no cost via anonymous ftp. To connect to the ftp server: 1. Make an ftp connection to emr1.emr.ca (or 188.8.131.52) 2. At the user prompt, enter anonymous 3. At the password prompt, enter your internet address 4. Enter cd gsc/cgic to move to the directory where the files are stored 5. Enter the command "get mapacc.dos" to retrieve the map accession list file and store it on your local hard drive. 6. Enter the command "get monoacc.dos" to retrieve the accessions list for monographs and other non-map materials. 7. Enter the command "get introlib.dos" to retrieve the "Introduction to the CGIC Accessions Lists" document which provides helpful background information. 8. Enter the command "exit" to end your ftp session. Columbia University Libraries is currently conducting an investigation into the scanning of oversized color maps. The project is funded by a contract from the Commission on Preservation and Access. We are scanning five oversized color maps using a variety of methodologies, and comparing the results to determine which can provide successful access both online and through paper printouts. The report of the work in progress, which is available via the Columbia University World Wide Web server, includes a narrative description of the project as well as the complete set of digital images created to date. The URL is: http://www.columbia.edu/imaging/html/largemaps/oversized. html Old-map screen saver: pans over a scanned 1895 map of the Eastern United States. A small floating block shows the portion of the map being displayed and Goldbug logo (small). Requires Windows 3.1 or +. Very easy to install and the password protection option is available. Uploaded to the Genealogy Forum libraries in both CompuServe and America Online with the title OLD MAP SCREEN SAVER. It is also now available via FTP thanks to some nice folks at the University of Queensland. Address: ftp://dingo.cc.uq.oz.au/pub/mapss It is not shareware. No payment is asked or expected. Art Lassagne ================================================== Gold Bug Maps Historic Map Reproductions and Software P.O. Box 588 (free list available by e- or snail mail) Alamo, CA 94507 e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org (510) 838-MAPS ================================================== Here is the URL for the Ryhiner Map Collection at the University Library of Bern/Switzerland: http://ubeclu.unibe.ch/stub/stub.html For further informations: email@example.com Dr. Thomas Kloeti Ryhiner Collection Stadt- und Universitaetsbibliothek Postfach CH-3000 Bern 7 Switzerland EMPLOYMENT The Research Libraries of The New York Public Library has an exceptional opportunity to join our Humanities and Social Sciences/Map Division as an Assistant Chief Map Librarian. GENERAL DESCRIPTION: Under the general direction of the Chief, Map Division, administers the day-to-day operation of the Division including the supervision of professional and paraprofessional staff. Will serve as the selection officer for materials added to the colleciton and as the Division's conservation representative. Manages the Division's automation needs, including the public and staff. Performs public reference and research services in person, via the telephone, mail and E-Mail. Plans and implements staff, equipment and collection space requirements. Maintains daily, weekly and annual Division schedules. Assists in the Division outreach and development programs. Also, substitutes for the Chief in their absence. Performs related duties as required. ELIGIBILITY REQUIREMENTS: Qualified candidates must have an ALA accredited MLS and substantial relevant professional experience in a large research map collection. A second Master's degree in cartography, geography or the social science is preferred. Must have a specialized knowledge of maps and map related literature, including computer mapping. Knowledge of Geographic Information Systems is preferred. Knowledge of the principles of collection development and conservation techniques is required. Demonstrated administrative experience including the supervision of professional staff is required. Must have the ability to interact well with the public and staff. A working knowledge of at least two foreign languages, preferably French and Latin is required. Candidate must be active in professional associations and activities. We offer a competitive starting salary of $38,344 plus excellent comprehensive benefits. For consideration, please send resume and cover letter in confidence to: Human Resources Department JQ-MAP1 The New York Public Library 8 West 40th Street, 2nd Floor New York, NY 10018-3902 Social Sciences Data Services Coordinator, Social Sciences Data Center, Government Documents Section,University of Virginia Library. The Social Sciences Data Center, 1 of 7 electronic information centers in the University Library, makes available numeric data in electronic formats to faculty and students. The other library e-centers focus on e-texts, digital images, geographical information, music, science data, and rare books and manuscripts. The centers are featured in the Library's home page at http://www.lib.virginia.edu. The University Library system comprises the main library and 10 branches, with independent libraries for law, medicine, and graduate business. The libraries serve 1,600 teaching faculty, 6,000 graduate and professional students, and 11,000 undergraduates.Reporting to the Documents Librarian, the Social Sciences Data Services Coordinator develops and promotes the use of social and economic statistical/numeric data collections and products in electronic format, and coordinates the Social Sciences Data Center services with other Library electronic data collection and dissemination efforts, especially the Geographical Information Center. Serves as Official Representative for the Virginia Federation ICPSR membership and coordinates use of ICPSR. Trains staff in the promotion and use of electronic data; designs instructional programs and materials, especially using the World Wide Web. Anticipates new technology and develops proposals for its acquisition. Supervises students assistants. Serves as a member of the Government Documents management team participating with other faculty in collection development, goal setting, staff development, resource management, information delivery, and problem resolution. Required qualifications and experience: Master's degree or higher in a relevant field, with preference for an ALA-accredited MLS. Knowledge of and ability to use and teach social and economic data in electronic format as well as traditional formats. Knowledge of and ability to use computer and electronic information delivery technologies effectively, especially World Wide Web. Knowledge of the methods of scholarly research in the social sciences. Ability to work and communicate effectively with library staff, the University community, and other users. Preferred qualifications: Knowledge of and ability to use Geographic Information Systems (GIS) as related to social and economic data. Knowledge of government publications and maps including print, microform, and electronic formats. Demonstrated organizational and supervisory skills. Salary: $35,000 or higher, depending upon qualifications. General faculty status, 22 days vacation, generous sick leave, group health insurance, state, TIAA/CREF, and other retirement plans, research leave. Applications received before June 1, 1995 will be given first consideration. Send letter of application, resume, and names, addresses, and phone numbers of three references to Gail Oltmanns Director of Library Human Resources Alderman Library University of Virginia Charlottesville, VA 22903-2498. New Publications (Digital): The Atlas of Florida CD-ROM is available for purchase from: Florida Geographic Alliance c/o Institute of Science and Public Affairs 361 Bellamy Florida State University Tallahassee, FL 32306-4016 0-9 copies @ $29.95 each 10 or more copies @ $19.95 each Please specify MAC or DOS version. For additional information please contact Jim Anderson @ (904)644-2883 or firstname.lastname@example.org New Publications (Book format): Commission de toponymie du Quebec. NOMS ET LIEUX DU QUEBEC: DICTIONNAIRE ILLUSTRE. Quebec: Les Publications du Quebec, 1994. 925 pages; cartes (geographiques et anciennes), photos ISBN 2-551-14050-1 79.95C$ (plus taxes applicables plus 4$ pour frais d'envoi) Available from: Les Publications du Quebec Case Postale 1005 Quebec (Quebec) G1K 7B5 A definition dictionary (not a gazetteer) for over 6 000 placenames. WHO'S WHO IN THE HISTORY OF CARTOGRAPHY, THE INTERNATIONAL GUIDE TO THE SUBJECT (D8): Map Collector Publications Ltd and Imago Mundi announce publication in 1995 of the eighth expanded edition of the above work. So that the directory can be comprehensive - and hence of the greatest possible value - the publishers urge ALL those who are (or have recently been) working towards publication in the history of cartography to respond to this questionnaire. ENTRY IS FREE. Replies are particularly sought from those who might not consider themselves historians of cartography but who work with non-current maps. Get form from: Map Collector Publications Ltd, 48 High Street, Tring, Herts HP23 5BH, UK, by fax to: 044 282 7712 or by e-mail to: email@example.com Map Link has published its 1995 Academic Section catalog which updates and replaces the 1992-93 World Map Directory. The 289 page book list all map in Map Link's inventory system which are not listed in its semiannual basic catalog (current issue Fall 1994) and is directed principally to the academic, library and special interest market. Ordering information is: MAP LINK ACADEMIC SECTION 1995, 289 pages 8.5 x 11 in ISBN 0-929591-25-9 PRICE $10.00 E-MAIL ORDERS AND QUESTIONS: ERNO R. BONEBAKKER MAP LINK /WATERWAYS 317 SPRING STREET PORTLAND, ME 04102 TEL/FAX: 207-874-6664 E-MAIL: 70324.2751@COMPUSERVE.COM ALL OTHER ORDERS: MAP LINK 25 E. MASON STREET SANTA BARBARA, CA 93101 FAX: 800 627-7768 Thanks to Judith Scurfield (Map Librarian, State Library of Victoria, Melbourne) for the following on "Reef, range, and red dust:"Re your note in WAML Bulletin 25 (3) July 1994, the atlas with this title was published by the Queensland Department of Lands, Locked Bag No. 40, Coorparoo Delivery Centre, Brisbane, Queensland 4001, Australia, in 1993. It has 244 pages, and the ISBN is 0724248471, but I don't know the price - you would have to contact the publisher. News: Charles Mastin, WAML Member, is offering his near-complete collection of IBs from 1977-1994 to a library that can make use of them. His address and phone number: Charles D. Mastin 5 Traxler Road San Anselmo, CA 94960 415-454-7976 Periodicals: June 1994 issue of Consumer Reports has a feature article on U.S. road atlases. Preservation: New publication: Conservation of Geological Collections: proceedings of a conference held at the Welsh Folk Museum, National Museum of Wales on Thursday 4 November 1993, edited by R. E. Child, published in the Conservation Monograph series distributed by Archetype Publications, London. Contents include The effect of the museum environment on geological collections: R. E. Child Environmental effects on geological material: i. Pyrite decay: C. J. Buttler ii. Damage to sub-fossil bone: C. J. Buttler iii. Damage to shale: D. Dollery iv. Salt efflorescence and damage: R. E. Child v. Light induced changes of minerals: J. Horak Previous treatments, problems and solutions: D. Dollery Conservation records and specimen surveys: C. J. Buttler Hazardous specimens and their control: M. Lambert Good storage practice i. stores and storage materials: R. E. Child ii. Cleaning: D. Dollery iii. Packaging: C. J. Buttler Good summary of up-to-date information. Order from Archetype Publications Ltd., 31-34 Gordon Square, London WC1H 0PY, UK. ISBN 1 873132 60 3, ISSN 0969-1723. Price not given. The January 1995 issue of Scientific American has an article entitled, "Ensuring the Longevity of Digital Documents;" author is Jeff Rothenberg. State and Province News: Alberta: Over the Christmas 1994 holidays, the William C. Wonders Map Library moved from the Tory Building to Cameron Library. The collection has been split, with the current materials in a spacious area on the Main Floor and the aerial photograph and rare materials collection in a secure lower level area. Service will be from the main Science and Technology Information Desk, so everyone can update their directories. The new contact numbers are (403) 492-7912, fax (403) 492-2721. The second step of merging the William C. Wonders Collection into the operations of the Science and Technology Library took place in spring of 1995. Responsibility for the collection has been turned over to three very capable librarians, who will each dedicate half of their time to it. While all three will have some responsibility in all areas, they will focus in the following areas: David Jones - acquisitions and reference (403) 492 - 3433 firstname.lastname@example.org Marianne Jamieson - organization, cataloguing, technical processing (403) 492 - 7907 email@example.com Jerry Kowalyk - GIS (403) 492 - 7905 Jkowalyk@library.ualberta.ca Ron Whistance-Smith continues as a volunteer and mentor for a few hours each week. U.S. Government News: Board of Geographic Names/Defense Mapping Agency: he Defense Mapping Agency, in collaboration with the U.S. Board on Geographic Names (BGN), is making its holdings of foreign geographic names information available on the Internet World Wide Web. These holdings have been used in the publication of the series of DMA/BGN gazetteers of foreign areas, and comprise over 4 million records. This new service is called the GEOnet Names Server. Its Internet URL is http://184.108.40.206/ and it can be accessed with any WWW browser that supports forms, such as Mosaic or Netscape. For a limited time users can access the GEOnet using "guest" as the user ID and password (omit the quotes). Use of the system is currently free of charge. For further information: Randy Flynn DMA Geographer E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org (Randall E. Flynn) Environmental Protection Agency: As part of the effort to reinvent government, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency signed a memorandum of understanding with three other federal agencies committing to advanced, long-term research using remote-sensing data from space satellites. The partnership, known as the Multi-Resolution Land Characteristic Consortium, will collaborate on research and the development of a flexible land characteristics database to be used by the consortium and other federal, stateand local organizations. The partnership is designed to reduce duplication and streamline the research process, saving the government $30 million in purchasing costs and preparation of the data, including archiving, management and data distribution. Joining EPA in the agreement are the Department of Commerce's National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), the Department of the Interior's National Biological Service (NBS) and the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS). For further information, contact Dr. Denice Shaw, EPA Environmental, Monitoring and Assessment Program, (919) 541-2698. Federal Geographic Data Committee: FGDC has taken over the NSDI-L listserv. The new list address will be: NSDI-L@usgs.er.usgs.gov.edu The listproc for signing up, setting mail preferences, finding archived messages, and signing off will be: email@example.com. Fish and Wildlife Service: The National Wetlands Inventory (NWI) has created a cd-rom which contains sample wetlands map data, both for viewing and transfer into various GIS systems. The cd-rom also contains the NWI status database as well as some other goodies. If you would like a copy, send a request to Herman Robinson at: firstname.lastname@example.org or: National Wetlands Inventory USFWS 9720 Executive Center Drive Monroe Building, Suite 101 St. Petersburg, FL 33702 ATTN: Herman Robinson Geological Survey: GNIS (Geographic Names Information System) CD is available for $57. Library of Congress: Book and Paper Group Annual Volume 12 1993 Washingtoniana II: Conservation of Architectural Drawings at the Library of Congress Michele E. Hamill ABSTRACT In 1987, a multifaceted architectural drawings  project, known as Washingtoniana II, began at the Library of Congress. The purpose of this ongoing, collaborative effort between the Library's Conservation Office and the Prints and Photographs Division is to preserve and make available 40,000 drawings related to Washington, D.C. The size, diversity, and complexity of this collection and the need to prepare it for service to the public have required some innovative and cooperative approaches. By providing appropriate housing and stabilization and through the creation of catalog records which will be available internationally, the Washingtoniana II project will make the entire collection accessible for the first time. This paper will describe the Washingtoniana II collection, the preservation component of the project, and some of the techniques which are being used to preserve this unique and valuable collection.