WAML NEWS & NOTES
July 1997

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

Electronic Version - Volume 1, Part 7, July, 1997. To be included in a future print version of the "Information Bulletin."

1. News
1.1 WAML Fall Meeting in Pasadena, CA
1.2 Digital Spatial Services in Libraries
1.3 Advanced planning for IFLA 1998 in Amsterdam
1.4 CUAC 1997 Annual Meeting Minutes
2. New maps, books, etc.
2.1 New Mapping of Western North America compiled by Ken Rockwell
2.2 Articles of interest
2.2.1 Database
2.2.2 EOM (Earth observation magazine)
2.2.3 EOM (Earth observation magazine)
2.3 Internet resources
2.3.1 Current Geographical Publications
2.3.2 The Mining Company
2.3.3 LC Schedule G on the Web
2.3.4 Geography and Map Division site
2.3.5 Japan GIS/Mapping Sciences Resource Guide - 2nd edition
2.3.6 Bartholomew's Site
2.3.7 MapWorld Magazine
3. Meetings and other educational opportunities
3.1 30th Annual Fall Meeting of WAML, Pasadena, CA, California Institute of Technology, 18 - 20 September 1997
3.2 The Map Society of Wisconsin, October 1, 1997
3.3 The Southeast in Early Maps, Chapel Hill, NC, University of North Carolina, 3 - 4 October 1997
3.4 5th ACM Workshop on Geogrpahic Iinformation Systems, Las Vegas, NV, 13 -14 November 1997
3.5 Land Satellite Information in the Next Decade II: Sources and Applications, Omni Shoreham Hotel, Washington, DC, 2 - 5 December 1997
3.6 Upcoming International Conferences, Seminars, Talks, etc.
4. Contributors to this issue
5. The Western Association of Map Libraries

1. NEWS

1.1 WAML Fall Meeting in Pasadena, CA

The Western Association of Map Libraries (WAML) will celebrate its thirtieth anniversary this September, when it convenes for its Fall 1997 meeting in Pasadena. Hosted by the California Institute of Technology, the program will include presentations on a range of topics, historical to technological. Besides the program and business meetings, there will be a celebratory banquet, a picnic lunch, and a field trip. All meetings will be held on the Caltech campus, and the field trip will be in downtown Los Angeles.

Members should have received information on the preliminary program and field trip. If you have not or need more information, please contact Jim O'Donnell at jimodo@caltech.edu.

1.2 Digital Spatial Services in Libraries

The Geography and Map Section of the Internation Federation of Library Association (http://www.nlc-bnc.ca/ifla/VII/s6/sgml.htm) will hold a day-long workshop in Copenhagen on September 4, 1997. The session will be a general overview of providing digital spatial services in libraries. The workshop is free.

1.3 Advanced planning for IFLA 1998 in Amsterdam

The IFLA Section of Geography and Map Libraries would like to issue an invitation to all those interested in the future of our profession of map librarianship. From August 16 to August 21, 1998, IFLA will meet in Amsterdam, The Netherlands with the theme " On the Crossroads of Information and Culture." This is a very timely topic not only for librarianship as a whole, but for the map and geography community in particular with the rapid growth of digital information and the continuing traditional needs of large paper collections.

Preliminary planning for this conference will begin at the upcoming IFLA meeting in Copenhagen, Denmark, August 30 to September 6, 1997. Anyone is welcome to attend the planning sessions. You may be appointed an "observer" upon application to the G&M Standing Committee and may register by mail or onsite for the meeting. Registration fee is about $400.00, depending on currency rates, and this covers all the receptions, entertainment, reprints of papers presented, and full-day field trips on September 6. Several accomodation options exist from luxury hotels to B&Bs. SAS is the official airline, but many major carriers service Copenhagen.

Again, this is all very preliminary, but please E-mail or fax comments to David C. McQuillan, Chair, Thomas Cooper Library, Division of Libraries and Information Systems, University of South Carolina, Columbia, South Carolina 29208. Phone: (803) 777-4723; Fax: (803) 777-4661; E-mail: David@tcl.sc.edu.

1.4 CUAC 1997 Annual Meeting Minutes

The minutes will follow under separate cover.

2. NEW MAPS, BOOKS, ETC.

2.1 New Mapping of Western North America by Ken Rockwell

ALASKA

Trails Illustrated. Katmai National Park and Preserve, Alaska : Alagnak National Wild River, Valley of Ten Thousand Smokes, Becharof National Wildlife Refuge, McNeil River State Game Refuge and Sanctuary. Scale 1:272,500. Evergreen, Colo. : Trails Illustrated, 1996. OCLC #36685338

ARIZONA

Hoffman, John P. Investigation of the causes of sinks in the San Xavier District, Tohono O'odham Nation, Pima County, Arizona. 2 maps, scales 1:12,000 and 1:6,000. USGS Open-file report 97-19, pub. 1997. OCLC #36714532

COLORADO

Admap. The Colorado Trail (sections 1-3) and the Buffalo Creek mountain bike area. Scale 1:33,333. Denver, Colo. : Admap, 1995. OCLC #36802782

Outdoor Books & Maps. The Colorado fishing guide, lakes, reservoirs & rivers. Scale 1:696,960. Denver, CO : Outdoor Books & Maps, 1995. OCLC #36691298

Shroba, R. R. Reconnaissance surficial geologic map of the La Jara quadrangle, Alamosa and Conejos Counties, Colorado. Scale 1:24,000. Photocopy. U.S. Geological Survey open-file report 96-718, pub. 1996. OCLC #36740114

Tenth Mountain Division Hut Assoication. 10th Mountain Division Hut system : summer hiking & mountain biking. Scale ca. 1:127,500. Aspen, Colo : The Association, 1996. OCLC #36795204

HAWAII

California Drafting Service. Travel map, island of Oahu, Honolulu, airport access, Waikiki, major urban areas, freeway interchanges, places of interest. 2 maps on 1 sheet, scales ca. 1:32,000 and ca. 1:130,000. Carlsbad, Calif. : California Drafting Service, 1996. OCLC #36696612

Travel Graphics International. Maui, Hawaii, illustrated pocket map. Not drawn to scale. Minneapolis, Minn. : Travel Graphics International, 1997. OCLC #36807942

NEVADA

Rockwell Enterprises. Nevada : including regional maps of Carson City, Lake Tahoe, Las Vegas-Lake Mead, Reno-Sparks, detailed map of Las Vegas Strip. Scale ca. 1:950,000. Carson, Calif. : Rockwell Enterprises, 1995. OCLC #36482725

Williams, Van S., et al. Geologic map of the Ursine-Panaca Summit-Deer Lodge area, Lincoln County, Nevada and Iron County, Utah. Scale 1:50,000. USGS Miscellaneous investigations series map I-2479, pub. 1997. OCLC #36722770

OREGON

Hladky, Frank R. Geology and mineral resources map of the Grizzly Peak quadrangle, Jackson County, Oregon. Scale 1:24,000. Oregon Dept. of Geology and Mineral Survey, Geologic map series map no. 106, pub. 1997. OCLC #36709792

U.S. Geological Survey. Aeromagnetic map of the Scotts Mills area on the Vancouver and Salem 1-degree x 2-degree quadrangles, Oregon. Scale 1:100,000, photocopy. USGS Open-file report 96-694, pub. 1996. OCLC #36713662

WASHINGTON

A historical map of lesbian and gay Seattle. Scale not given. Seattle, Wash. : Northwest Lesbian and Gay History Museum Project, 1996. OCLC #36807977

Metsker Maps. Metsker's county atlas, Skagit. 1 atlas, 49 maps, scales differ. Tacoma, WA : Metsker Maps, 1996. OCLC #36692796

2.2 Articles of interest

2.2.1 Database August 1, 1997, v. 20 no. 4

Crawford, Walt The World on a Platter: CD-ROM Atlases, p. 103.

2.2.2 EOM (Earth observation magazine) May 1, 1997, v. 6 no. 5

Shah, Nirav. GIS: Keeping Abreast of Data Conversion Technologies Impact the Bottom Line, p. 33.

2.2.3 EOM (Earth observation magazine) June 1, 1997, v. 6 no. 6

Wilson, J. D. The Commoditization of Data, p. 16.

2.3 Internet Resources

2.3.1 Current Geographical Publications

The June 1997 issue of Current Geographical Publications has now been released on the WWW site http://leardo.lib.uwm.edu/cgp/cgp.html. This is basically the summer issue as CGP does not appear in July or August. The September issue will appear around mid September.

2.3.2 The Mining Company

Check out The Mining Company's Web site at http://geography.miningco.com.

2.3.3 LC Schedule G on the Web

The LC G schedule has now been added to the ACMLA website under the FTP sites section. The ACMLA homepage is located at http://www.sscl.uwo.ca/assoc/acml /acmla.html.

2.3.4 Geography and Map Division site

The site is http://lcweb2.loc.gov/ammem/pmhtml/panhome.html. The Geography and Map Division is pleased to announce the unveiling of access to an electronic version of some materials in the Library's collection of cartographic materials. The first aggregate of items being scanned is their collection of panoramic maps, following the listing of items in Panoramic Maps of Cities in the United States and Canada: A Checklist of Maps in the Collections of the Library of Congress, published in 1984. The first 26 images, which represent cities from five states, are now available. More images will be added each month until all of the panoramic maps, excluding reproductions, are completed.

2.3.5 Japan GIS/Mapping Sciences Resource Guide - 2nd edition

The site is at http://www.cast.uark.edu/jpgis/. This guide is an attempt to bring together under one cover as much information as reasonably possible on the title and topic, without commercial endorsements of products, vendors, or contractors. The Guide is designed to serve as an introduction to the intriguing, extensive, and varied world of Japanese GIS, remote sensing, geospatial data products, maps, activities and information sources. It serves primarily to help English-speaking geographic information systems and remote sensing specialists, engineers, geographers, cartographers, geologists, production managers, computer and data processing professionals, and marketing and sales executives. Additions, corrections, and comments are very welcome.

Contact Stephan Pollard at the Center for Advanced Spatial Technologies, Ozark Hall #12, University of Arkansas, Fayetteville, AR 72701. Phone (501) 575-6159, fax (501) 575-5218. http://www.cast.uark.edu/~sp/ http://www.cast.uark.edu/

2.3.6 Bartholomew's Site

You can find this at http://harpercollins.co.uk/maps.

2.3.7 Map World Magazine

The site is http://www.mapinfo.com/mapworld/magazine/magazine.html. - Map World Magazine is an electronic magazine dedicated disseminating knowledge that "comes from time spent on the front lines of public and private sector organizations in helping individuals, departments, corporations, and government agencies learning how to effectively use geographic information systems (GIS) and desktop mapping software."

3. MEETINGS AND OTHER EDUCATIONAL OPPORTUNITIES

3.1 30th Annual Fall Meeting of WAML, Pasadena, CA, California Institute of Technology, 18- 20 September 1997.

The Western Association of Map Libraries will celebrate its thirtieth anniversary this September, when it convenes for its Fall 1997 meeting in Pasadena. Hosted by the California Institute of Technology, the program will include presentations on a range of topics, historical to technological. Besides the program and business meetings, there will be a celebratory banquet, a picnic lunch, and a field trip. All meetings will be held on the Caltech campus, and the field trip will be in downtown Los Angeles.

3.2 The Map Society of Wisconsin invites all interested persons to its upcoming programs for 1997: "A Guide to Collecting Antique Maps" by Christopher W. Lane on Wednesday, October 1, 1997. For more information contact Sharon Hill at: slh@gml.lib.uwm.edu or 1-800-558-8993

3.3 The Southeast in Early Maps, Chapel Hill, NC, University of North Carolina, 3 - 4 October 1997.

3.4 5th ACM Workshop on Geogrpahic Iinformation Systems, Las Vegas, NV, 13 -14 November 1997. Look at the Workshop site for more information. http://www.insa-lyon.fr/Labos/LISI/GIS.html.

3.5 Land Satellite Information in the Next Decade II: Sources and Applications, Omni Shoreham Hotel, Washington, DC, 2 - 5 December 1997. For a copy of the Preliminary Program and Registration Information, contact ASPRS at ASPRS, 5410 Grosvenor Lane, #210, Bethesda, MD 20814.

3.6 Upcoming International Conferences, Seminars, Talks, etc.

4. CONTRIBUTORS:

Lucinda M. Hall hallx030@tc.umn.edu
Jim O'Donnell jimodo@caltech.edu
Ken Rockwell krockwel@library.utah.edu
Peter Stark pstark@oregon.uoregon.edu
Dale Steele dasteel@dlapr.lib.az.us
Kathryn Womble kwomble@u.washington.edu
Cheryl Woods woods@sscl.owu.ca

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, 1997

Robert Sathrum, President
University Library
Humboldt State University
Arcata, CA 95521
(707)826-4930
rls2@axe.humboldt.edu

Linda Zellmer, Vice President/President Elect
University Libraries
Noble Science Library
P.O. Box 871006
Tempe, AZ 85287-1006
(602) 965-5973
lzellmer@imap3.asu.edu

Sue Haffner, Secretary
Henry Madden Library
California State University, Fresno
Fresno, CA 93740-0034
(209)278-2405
sue_haffner@csufresno.edu

Muriel Strickland, Treasurer
2465 Baja Cerro Circle
San Diego, CA 92019
(619)274-0613
103251.1605@CompuServe.COM

Yvonne Wilson, Past President
UC-Irvine
Gov. Pubs & Microforms Dept.
PO Box 19557
Irvine, CA 92713
(714) 856-7362
ymwilson@uci.edu

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