Adonna Fleming, Editor
Electronic Version - June 2001.
1.1. Study on Pricing and Policy for Geospatial Data in Canada
1.2. Fellowships for 2001-2002
1.3. Annual MAPublisher Map Competition
1.4. Cartographic Advisory Council (CUAC) 2001 Meeting Minutes
1.5. Position Announcement. Northwestern University
1.6. Position Announcement. Texas Tech University
2. New Maps, Books, Etc.
2.1 New Mapping of Western North America compiled by Ken Rockwell
2.2 Articles of Interest
3. Contributors to this issue
4. The Western Association of Map Libraries
The web site for the Canadian Geospatial Data Infrastructure program [ http://www.geoconnections.org/] has the long awaited study on pricing and policy for geospatial data in Canada. The study, located under "What's New", was funded under the Policy Node of GeoConnections, and conducted by KPMG Consulting under the direction Tim Davis and Ed Kennedy. It provides some well researched and surveyed views about GIS data access in Canada from both the government and private sector viewpoints.
The American Geographical Society Collection, Golda Meir Library, University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee welcomes applicants for Helen and John S. Best Research Fellowships. Stipends of $375 per week, for periods up to 4 weeks, will be awarded to support residencies for the purpose of conducting research which makes direct use of the Collection. The Fellowships will be tenable between December 3, 2001 and November 30, 2002. The AGS Collection, the former research library and map collection of the American Geographical Society of New York, has strengths in geography, cartography and related historical topics. Applications are due by September 17, 2001. For further information, write, call or e-mail the AGS Collection, P.O. Box 399, Milwaukee, WI 53201-0399, Tel. (414) 229-6282, E-mail firstname.lastname@example.org. Web site:http://leardo.lib.uwm.edu
Avenza Systems Inc., the producers of MAPublisher, are pleased to announce the creation of the Annual MAPublisher Map Competition with the first one set to begin July 1st, 2001. As we have learned over the years that many of our users have won awards and recognition with the maps that they have made with our products we have decided to hold our own competition to bring out the best of the best and showcase what MAPublisher can do when placed in the right hands. Prizes will be award to the best maps submitted. The full competition details can be viewed at http://www.avenza.com/MPcomp All questions may be sent to email@example.com.
COPYRIGHT AND FREE ACCESS ISSUES
The United States has a long tradition of government-funded basic research to provide the infrastructure needed for an informed citizenry and to provide the building blocks for academic and private research. It also has a tradition of copyright-free government publications, based on the belief that the property rights of government information resides with the people as a whole. This is something that sets this country apart from others-it's a tradition of which we should be proud and should try to preserve.
Public money has paid for the collection and compilation of the information. A corollary to this is the implication that government agencies have the obligation to provide some sort of results or output to the public who funded it: giving the deliverables to the sponsors, as it were. Dissemination is just the final step; free access should be funded at this point as an integral portion of the government research process.
The concept of depository libraries-the idea that government information should be deposited in repositories for the use of the public-goes back to the early 19th century. By the late 1850s, the feature of congressional designation of depositories in districts or states had developed. The Printing Act of 1895 moved the Superintendent of Documents to the Government Printing Office (GPO) and ushered in the modern era of depositories. Title 44, chapters 19 and 13, of the United States Code requires agencies to provide material to the public through the Federal Depository Library Program (FDLP).
Benefits to the Agency
Freely available data, whether tangible products distributed through libraries or material provided free on the Internet, is good publicity for the agency. In many cases, such as with topographic maps or nautical charts, the library acts as a "showroom," since librarians frequently tell patrons how to purchase the products for themselves. Best selling commercial books are held by public libraries, often in multiple volumes, but this doesn't prevent them from becoming best sellers. For convenience or to have more control, many users always prefer to acquire material directly for themselves.
Even in cases, such as with many electronic products, where the a government agency disseminates material for free, the open access model has benefits for the agency. Besides advertising specific products, it "advertises" the agency; good publicity can never hurt when it's time for funding to be renewed. Familiarizing users with the products and services of the agency will build and expand the user base for that agency's services and info.
The Census Bureau has sold, for instance, CDs of 1990 Census data. Nonetheless, these were also available for free to libraries through the Federal Depository Library Program (FDLP). They eventually, with the advent of the World Wide Web, put this material on the Internet. This is a good model for all agencies.
For all the reasons listed above, benefiting the general public and the issuing agency alike, we urge the federal producers of maps and geospatial data to maintain this nation's longstanding tradition of free access to government-funded information.
American Library Association (ALA). Government Documents Round Table (GODORT). Principles on Government Information
National Commission on Library and Information Science (NCLIS).
NCLIS Principles of Public Information http://sunsite.berkeley.edu/GODORT/prin_nclis.html
Federal Depository Library Program
The Federal depository Library Program (fact sheet)
ALA Washington Office.
Federal Depository Library Program Fact Sheet
United States Code. Title 44.
United States Government Printing Office (GPO)
Snapshots of the Federal Depository Library Program (historical overview)
CRADAS AND FREE ACCESS
How to best catalog resources (MARC compliance)?
How to best make use of available FGDC style metadata?
Does the "clearinghouse" model work for all concerned?
Who is getting left out?
Encourage the production and distribution of metadata in standard forms
Consider the distribution of metadata in easier to use forms for general public
PROFESSIONAL LIBRARIAN VACANCY
Head, Government Publications and Map Department
SUMMARY: Under the direction of the Assistant University Librarian for Public Services, Head of the Government Publications and Map Department has primary responsibility for administration of the Department; establishes goals, objectives, policies and procedures and allocates resources within the Department; plans and implements departmental programs which enable faculty, students, and the public to be aware of and effectively use the collections; directs and participates in the daily operations and services. The Head of Government Publications will be a key member of the Public Services Division management team and will participate in the Library Management Council, an advisory body to the University Librarian. RESPONSIBILITIES: Provides leadership and vision for the Department. Responsible for the provision of quality, innovative research, reference and outreach services to meet the needs of the university community in a rapidly changing technological environment. Plans departmental priorities and services, supervises staff, and manages departmental budgets. Promotes continuing staff development for Department employees. Prepares Department's annual report, budget requests and other reports as needed. Coordinates and participates in the acquisition and bibliographic control of the Department's collections, including managing the MARCIVE tape load. Shares responsibility for staffing the Department's service desk, including some evening and weekend hours. Promotes close cooperation with other Library units providing reference service. Represents the Library at local, regional and national professional meetings related to government publications. Participates in library-wide planning and service programs. Serves as a member of Management Council, an advisory body to the University Librarian. QUALIFICATIONS: Required: An MLS from an ALA accredited library school. Minimum of four years government documents experience in an academic or research library including supervisory experience. Knowledge of the Federal Depository Library Program. Experience with government information sources in electronic format, including CD-ROMs, online databases, and Internet resources. Excellent communication skills, ability to work effectively with all levels of staff and users in a challenging and rapidly changing environment. Demonstrated commitment to government publications librarianship and quality public service. The candidate should possess a working knowledge of current and emerging technological developments including web page authoring and other applications to enhance user services. SALARY: Salary commensurate with qualifications and experience ($45,000 minimum). TO APPLY: Send letter of application and resume, including names of three references, to Peter Devlin, Personnel Librarian, Northwestern University Library, 1935 Sheridan Road, Evanston, Illinois 60208-2300 or
TEXAS TECH UNIVERSITY LIBRARIES TITLE: Maps/GIS Librarian
RESPONSIBILITIES: Texas Tech University Libraries seeks a highly motivated
individual to be responsible for a wide-range of Maps and GIS service at
this Library. Under the direction of the Assistant Head of Information
Services for Documents and Maps, this position will supervise the processing
and handling of maps and GIS material and be in charge of the GIS Lab. This
position also will supervise one Senior Library Specialist. The applicant
will contribute to the development of departmental policies and procedures;
train and supervise staff; and participate in Libraries and departmental
committees and task forces. This position works in cooperation with other
QUALIFICATIONS: Required: ALA-accredited Master's degree or international
equivalent; good analytical, organizational, interpersonal, and
communication skills; ability to train others; and demonstrated potential
for professional development and growth. Preferred: Experience with Maps or
GIS, experience with OCLC or other major bibliographic utility, experience
with an integrated library system, and supervisory experience.
SALARY AND BENEFITS: Depending on qualifications and experience,
$30,000-$33,900 as an Assistant Librarian or $34,000-$39,500 as an Associate
Librarian. Comprehensive benefits include choice of retirement programs,
including TIAA-CREF; 13 state holidays; developmental leave opportunities;
moving allowance; and no state or local income tax.
GENERAL INFORMATION: Texas Tech University (
Billingsley, George H. Geologic map of the Grand Canyon 30’ x 60’ quadrangle, Coconino and Mohave Counties, northwestern Arizona. Scale 1:100,000. USGS Geologic investigations series no. I-2688, pub. 2001. Web access: http://purl.access.gpo.gov/GPO/LPS12196
Desert Charts. Boating and sportsmans guide to Apache Lake recreation area, Tonto National Forest, Arizona. Scale 1:24,000. Phoenix, AZ : Desert Charts, pub. 1999. OCLC: 46855628
34 North. Northern California wine country, world wide wineries, Sonoma. Scale ca. 1:122,000. Los Angeles, CA : 34 North, pub. 2000. ISBN: 0970146116 OCLC: 47040623
Bezore, Stephen P., and Wills, Christopher J. Landslide hazard maps of southeastern Santa Barbara County, California. 2 maps, scale 1:24,000. California Division of Mines and Geology, Open-file report no. 99-12, pub. 2000. OCLC: 46997437
Gilbreath, Jacque, and Rose, Terry. California electric utility service areas. Scale ca. 1:1,362,240. California Energy Commission, Systems Assessment & Facilities Siting Division, Cartography Unit, pub. 2001. OCLC: 46849833
Gilbreath, Jacque, and Rose, Terry. California natural gas pipelines. Scale ca. 1:1,140,480. California Energy Commission, Systems Assessment & Facilities Siting Division, Cartography Unit, pub. 2001. OCLC: 46849874
Gilbreath, Jacque, and Rose, Terry. California power plants statewide map : power plants shown are operational only--100KW (.1MW) and greater. Scale ca. 1:1,140,480. California Energy Commission, Systems Assessment & Facilities Siting Division, Cartography Unit, pub. 2001. OCLC: 46849859
Gilbreath, Jacque, and Rose, Terry. California power plants--upper, middle & lower California : operational only, 100KW (.1MW) and greater. 1 map on 3 sheets, scale ca. 1:617,760. California Energy Commission, Systems Assessment & Facilities Siting Division, Cartography Unit, pub. 2001. OCLC: 4684982
Gilbreath, Jacque, and Rose, Terry. California transmission lines, substations and power plants statewide map : power plants shown are operational only--100KW (.1MW) and greater. Scale ca. 1:1,140,480. California Energy Commission, Systems Assessment & Facilities Siting Division, Cartography Unit, pub. 2001. OCLC: 46849864
Thomas Bros. Maps. California road atlas & driver's guide. 1 atlas, scales differ. Irvine, CA : Thomas Bros. Maps, pub. 2001. ISBN: 1581743319 OCLC: 47004084
Wagner, David L., and Watkins, Sarah E. Geologic map of the Tubb Canyon 7.5’ quadrangle, San Diego County, California. Scale 1:24,000. Sacramento : California Division of Mines and Geology, Open-file report no. 96-06, pub. 2000. OCLC: 47030838
Wills, Christopher J., and Majmundar, Hasmukhrai H. Landslide hazard map of southwest Napa County, California. 2 maps. California Division of Mines and Geology, Open-file report no. 99-06, pub. 2000. OCLC: 46997397
Wills, Christopher J., and Bezore, Stephen P. Landslide hazard maps of the eastern Santa Ynez Valley, Santa Barbara County, California. 2 maps. California Division of Mines and Geology, Open-file report no. 99-13, pub. 2000. OCLC: 46997347
[Order information for Cal. DMG: http://www.consrv.ca.gov/dmg/pubs/pub_list/offices.htm ]
Phil Hoehn sends the following: Available from the California Division of Mines and Geology http://www.consrv.ca.gov/dmg/pubs/pub_list/new_pubs.htm
CD 2000-005 Digital Images of Official Maps of Alquist-Priolo Earthquake Fault Zones of California, Northern and Eastern Region. This CD contains Adobe Acrobat (PDF) versions of 192 7.5-minute quadrangles of Official Earthquake Fault Zone Maps in Alpine, Butte, Humboldt, Inyo, Lassen, Mendocino, Modoc, Mono, Shasta, and Siskiyou counties. Please note that these are digital image files only, not GIS data files. $30.00
CD 2000-004 Digital Images of Official Maps of Alquist-Priolo Earthquake Fault Zones of California, Central Coastal Region. This CD contains Adobe Acrobat (PDF) versions of 182 7.5-minute quadrangles of Official Earthquake Fault Zone Maps in Alameda, Contra Costa, Fresno, Kern, Lake, San Luis Obispo, San Mateo, Santa Clara, Santa Cruz, Solano, Sonoma, Stanislaus, and Yolo counties. Please note that these are digital image files only, not GIS data files. $30.00
Map Sheet 50 Quaternary Geology of the San Fernando Valley, Los Angeles County, California, 1 plate, scale 1:48,000
Map Sheet 49 Epicenters of and Areas Damaged by M>5 California Earthquakes, 1800-1999. This color map shows epicenter locations of 800 California earthquakes with Holocene and historic faults, plotted on a shaded relief base. An inset map depicts the number of times that damaging shaking has occurred in various parts of the state. A table lists the date and locations of M5.5 and greater earthquakes. Released 12/14/2000.
CD 2000-006 Digital Database of Faults from the Fault Activity Map of California and Adjacent Areas. This CD contains the digital database of faults shown on the Fault Activity Map of California and Adjacent Areas by Charles W. Jennings
(1994; DMG Geologic Data Map No. 6). The database consists of line vectors that are annotated with respect to age of movement and line type (solid, dashed, etc.) as shown on the original paper map. This CD is intended to be used in conjunction with Geologic Data Map No. 6 and Bulletin 201. The GIS data are in Arc/Info export (.e00) and MapInfo formats. CD 2000-003
And from Cynthia Jahns, as forwarded by Larry Cruse: At WAML last week, Carol Doyle (formerly at UCSB, now at CSU Fresno), told me about new energy maps from the state. You can get the .pdf order form for Calif Energy Commission maps from the link at http://www.energy.ca.gov/maps/maps_for_sale.html Or see: http://www.energy.ca.gov/maps/index.html
Colorado National Monument Association. Geologic map of Colorado National Monument and adjacent areas, Mesa County, Colorado. Scale 1:24,000. USGS Geologic investigations series no. I-2740, pub. 2001. OCLC: 46848452
Gable, Dolores J. Geologic map of the Proterozoic rocks of the central Front Range, Colorado. Scale 1:100,000. USGS Geologic investigations series no. I-2605, pub. 2000. OCLC: 46949850
Fish-n-Map Co. Chatfield Res., Jefferson L., So. Platte River (Cheesman L. to Chatfield). 3 maps on 1 sheet, scales differ. Arvada, Colo. : Fish-n-Map Co., pub. 1999. OCLC: 46858871
Fish-n-Map Co. Spinney Mtn. Res., Antero Res., Rampart Res., Tarryall Res., So. Platte River (Spinney to Elevenmile). 5 maps on 1 sheet, scales differ. Arvada, Colo. : Fish-n-Map Co, pub. 1999 OCLC: 46858874
Fish-n-Map Co. Standley, Taylor Park & Turquoise Reservoirs. 3 maps on 1 sheet, scales differ. Arvada, Colo. : Fish-n-Map Co., pub. 1999. OCLC: 46858865
Bowen, William A. Digital atlas of Honolulu and Oahu, Hawaii. Northridge, Calif. : California State University Dept. of Geography, pub. 2000. Web access: http://18.104.22.168/oahu%5Ffront.html OCLC: 46943578
Montana Dept. of Transportation. Montana city/town plats. 1 atlas (320 p.) : 129 maps. Helena, Mont. : The Department, pub. 2000. OCLC: 47038418
Pacific Geomatics, Ltd. Nevada from space : a mosiac of 20 Thematic Mapper (TM) Images acquired by the Landsat satellites in the period 1984 to 1986. 1 remote-sensing image, scale 1:1,000,000. [Canada] :; Pacific Geomatics, pub. 1999. OCLC: 46939746
Oregon Dept. of Forestry. An atlas of Oregon's forests. Salem, Or. : Oregon Dept. of Forestry, pub. 2001. Web access: http://www.odf.state.or.us/gis/gisatlas.html OCLC: 46949191
Bradley, Michael D. Geologic map of the Crandall Canyon quadrangle : [and] Geologic map of the Hidden Lake quadrangle. 2 maps, scale 1:24,000. Utah Geological Survey, Open-file report no. 382, pub. 2001. OCLC: 47017462
Weiss, Malcolm P. Interim geologic map of the Chriss Canyon quadrangle, Juab and Sanpete Counties, Utah. Scale 1:24,654. Utah Geological Survey, Open-file report no. 383, pub. 2001. OCLC: 47030594[Order information for UGS: http://www.maps.state.ut.us/geomaps.htm#order ]
Schasse, Henry W., and Wegmann, Karl William. Geologic map of the Carlsborg 7.5 minute quadrangle, Clallam County, Washington. Scale 1:24,000. Olympia, Wash. : Washington Division of Geology and Earth Resources, Open file report no. 2000-7, pub. 2000. OCLC: 46932958[Order information for WDGER: http://www.wa.gov/dnr/htdocs/ger/getpubs.htm ]
Tyner, Judith, 2001. Following the Thread. (embroidered American maps). Mercator's World, March 2001, v6 i2 p36.
Thrower, Norman J.W., 2001. Lay of the Land. (topographical mapping history) Mercator's World, May 2001, v6 i3 p28.
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