WAML NEWS & NOTES
September 2000

Larry W. Laliberte, Editor
University of Oregon - Eugene

Electronic Version - September 2000.

1. News
      1.1 2000 Minimum Technical Requirements in effect
      1.2 U.S. Geological Survey Updates
      1.3 New additions to MAGERT's Electronic Publications Page
      1.4 Study of General Material Designations in the twenty-first century
      1.5 Spain issues a souvenir sheet commemorating the Juan de la Cosa Map
      1.6 Special Formats Cataloger - Southern Illinois University Carbondale
      1.7 GIS Position - The University of Michigan
      1.8 Digital Resources Librarian - Rutgers University
      1.9 Catalog Librarian - Yale University
      1.10 Stanford Appoints Assistant Map Librarian
      1.11 Arlyn Booth's new phone, fax and e-mail address
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 MapArt launches new product
        2.2.2 Scanned Canadian topographic maps
        2.2.3 Study concerning emulation to preserve digital documents
        2.2.4 Tudor Townscapes
        2.2.5 The first Michelin map of Asia is now available
      2.3 Articles of Interest
        2.2.1 USGS maps on demand
        2.2.2 The National Library of Australia's rare map digitization project
        2.2.3 Mapping the medieval city: plan analysis and urban history
        2.2.4 Current Issue (#81, September 2000) of The Australian Map Circle Newsletter
      2.4 Internet Resources
        2.4.1 Public Access to Socrates, Stanfordís web catalog
        2.4.2 Publicly accessible GIS datafiles for the City and County of Honolulu are Available
        2.4.3 Sites relating to Olympic venues and related information in Sydney
        2.4.4 An index to Special Collections added to the online directory of UK Map Collections
        2.4.5 Online map catalogs in Spain
        2.4.6 Web articles on the History of Cartography added to the Map History website
        2.4.7 Homepage for the Harvard Map Collection has a new URL
3. Meetings and Other Educational Opportunities
        3.1 Upcoming National Conferences, Seminars, Talks, etc.
        3.2 Upcoming International Conferences, Seminars, Talks, etc.
4. Contributors to This Issue
5. The Western Association of Map Libraries

1. News

1.1 2000 Minimum Technical Requirements in effect

From: Cynthia Etkin cetkin@gpo.gov to various lists, September 2000.

New minimum technical requirements (MTR) for public workstations in Federal depository libraries will go into effect October 1, 2000. The proposal for new requirements and the Depository Library Council's recommendation to implement them was published in the May 1, 2000 issue of Administrative Notes http://www.access.gpo.gov/su_docs/fdlp/pubs/adnotes/ad050100.html

All Federal depository libraries must meet the MTR to keep pace with technological change in order to fulfill their Title 44 obligation to provide access to Government information products. The new requirements were originally issued as the 1999 Recommended Specifications for Public Access Workstations in Federal Depository Libraries in the June 15, 1999 Administrative Notes. Library Programs Service (LPS) will continue to issue Recommended Specifications for Public Access Workstations in Federal Depository Libraries (RS) each spring to assist depository library staff in planning for new computer purchases.

As another step in the transition to an e-FDLP and in accordance with Depository Library Council recommendations from its Spring 2000 meeting, a schedule was established to regularly increase workstation requirements. Fifteen months after issuance, RS will become MTR. The Requirements, the Recommended Specifications, and the schedule are all available from the FDLP Desktop at: http://www.access.gpo.gov/su_docs/fdlp/computers

Having a DVD drive is a major change included in the 1999 RS. At present the only DVD products distributed through the FDLP are from the Patent and Trademark Office. LPS has learned that the Census Bureau will be producing DVD products for distribution, the first of which will be the Census Tract Street Index.

1.2 U.S. Geological Survey Updates

Posted by Rea Mueller 703-648-5954 FAX: 703-648-5939 e-mail: rlmueller@usgs.gov

1.2.1 Subject: Commonwealth of Pennsylvania Land Cover Map

The U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) has published a new map, Commonwealth of Pennsylvania Land Cover. This land cover map was produced in partnership with the Pennsylvania Bureau of Topographic and Geologic Survey, Department of Conservation and Natural Resources as part of the National Land Cover Characterization project. It was developed from a mosaic of 16 Landsat Thematic Mapper scenes, recorded primarily during the summer months of 1986-1993. Elevation data, population density data, and National Wetlands Inventory data were used to refine the land cover classification. Water bodies were derived from 1:100,000-scale Digital Line Graphs.

The National Land Cover Characterization project is part of the interagency Multi-Resolution Land Characterization initiative involving the USGS, The Environmental Protection Agency, the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, and the U.S. Forest Service. Twenty-one classes of land cover are mapped, using consistent procedures for the entire United States. The resulting National Land Cover Data (NLCD), from which the Pennsylvania map was derived, will be used for applications such as watershed management, environmental inventories, transportation modeling, fire risk assessment, and land management. More information on NLCD development and data availability is posted at: http://edcwww.cr.usgs.gov/programs/lccp/nationallandcover.html

The NLCD for Pennsylvania is available from the Pennsylvania State Data clearinghouse at http://www.pasda.psu.edu

1.2.2 Subject: State Map Lists

The USGS has revised, as of June 2000, and reprinted the State Map Lists shown below. Please recycle previous versions.

State Map Lists are also available online at: http://mapping.usgs.gov/mac/maplists/index.html

Printed Map Lists now show the version date for each map. The version date is the most recent date printed under the map name in the lower right-hand corner. Online State Map Lists show both the version date and the currentness date, indicating when the information on the map was last collected or verified.

Printed State Map Lists can be requested free-of-charge from USGS Information Services, Box 25286, Denver CO 80225 (FAX: 303-202-4693).

1.2.3 Subject: Publications Status Report

The following information products are now available:

Fact sheets and price lists are available through the ASK.USGS Fax-on-Demand System at 703-648-4888 or 1-888-ASK-USGS (press 1).

1.3 New additions to MAGERT's Electronic Publications Page

From: David Allen dyallen@notes.cc.sunysb.edu to various lists, September 2000.

There are several new additions to the Electronic Publications page on the MAGERT Web site http://www.sunysb.edu/libmap/magert1.htm. Two additions that are likely to be of interest include:

1.4 Study of General Material Designations in the twenty-first century

From: Cathy Moulder moulder@mcmaster.ca to various lists, September 2000.

Online Audiovisual Catalogers Inc. has awarded its Research Grant to Jean Weihs for a study of general material designations in the twenty-first century. It may be that general material designations are slowly becoming more problematic as technology develops new formats and ways of manipulating information. Convergence, the buzzword of the computer industry, is revolutionizing the way knowledge is delivered and blurring the lines between storage medium and data format. Are the general material designations now used to identify different formats in our public catalogues still useful today and will they continue to be useful in the future?

Weihs invites all technical services and public services staff to visit the website at: http://www.modpublishing.com/Survey/GMDSurvey.htm to find out more about this survey and to register their opinions and comments. (Please note that this URL is case-sensitive.) If you prefer to send comments by fax or mail, there is a print version that can be accessed from this website.

The survey will be available until April 30, 2001.

1.5 Spain issues a souvenir sheet commemorating the Juan de la Cosa Map

From: Alberta Auringer Wood awood@mun.ca to various lists, September 2000.

Spain has issued a souvenir sheet commemorating the historic Juan de la Cosa map on July 14, 2000. Information can be found at: http://www.correos.es/30/20/3020_00/00_jul_01.asp

1.6 Special Formats Cataloger - Southern Illinois University Carbondale

Responsibilities:
Under the general direction of the Cataloging Librarian, the Special Formats Cataloger (a new position) is responsible for both original and copy cataloging for materials in a variety of formats, including maps, serials, music, and electronic resources. Specific duties include: performs original and copy cataloging of special formats; stays current with standards and trends in bibliographic control, especially as they relate to these formats; resolves cataloging and workflow problems; reviews and upgrades shared cataloging copy to conform to current standards; develops procedures for cataloging materials not currently represented in the online catalog; explores application of non-MARC cataloging standards; assists in review, development, and implementation of departmental policies and procedures.

Qualifications:
Required: Master's degree from an ALA-accredited program; cataloging experience in an academic library or comparable environment or applicable course work; knowledge of AACR2, MARC formats, LCRI, and LC Subject Headings; excellent organizational, analytical, and problem-solving skills; ability to maintain a high level of productivity; ability to function as a contributing team member; effective oral and written communication skills; working knowledge of one or more foreign languages; excellent interpersonal skills; ability to meet criteria for tenure and promotion, including professional service and published research.
Preferred: Familiarity with mark-up languages (SGML, HTML, XML) and established and emerging metadata schemes (Dublin Core, EAD, etc.); experience cataloging one or more of the above formats and commitment to learning the others; supervisory experience.

Salary: $36,000 minimum

Please send a resume and a letter of application stating your qualifications and background for this position and listing the names, addresses, e-mail addresses, and telephone numbers of THREE references to:

Closing Date for Application: October 6, 2000, or until filled.

Southern Illinois University Carbondale is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer

Library Affairs Administrative Offices libadmin@lib.siu.edu

1.7 GIS Position - The University of Michigan (School of Natural Resources and Environment)

From: James E. Breck breck@umich.edu to various lists, September 2000.

The School of Natural Resources and Environment at the University of Michigan in Ann Arbor invites applicants for the position of Research Associate I in Natural Science. The School seeks an individual to lead the development, maintenance and support of a "Digital Water Atlas for Michigan's Inland Waters," to allow for the storage, retrieval and synthesis of multi-scale information on Michigan's inland lakes and streams. This individual will help develop and deploy geographic information system (GIS) decision-support applications, including ecological classification systems, to support fisheries biologists and other natural resource managers in Michigan. The position is located at the Institute for Fisheries Research http://www.dnr.state.mi.us/www/ifr/ifrhome/, on the central campus of the University of Michigan, in Ann Arbor.

Typical duties and responsibilities include the following:

The individual will also prepare metadata and user guides and provide formal and informal training on system use; and respond to requests from users for technical information regarding GIS operations.

In addition, the individual will do GIS consulting and advising of faculty and students in the School of Natural Resources and Environment (SNRE) and assist with SNRE GIS classes.

Minimum requirements include:
The academic knowledge of a natural resource area, plus the ability to translate, adapt, and apply this knowledge that is generally associated with a Bachelor's degree in an environmentally related field, plus one or more years of experience in the application of GIS to landscape-scale problems in natural resources; knowledge of DOS, UNIX, and Windows NT operating systems; experience and expertise in computer programming and GIS database management in both UNIX and PC environments; specific knowledge of a range of GIS applications, including ArcView, ARC/INFO, and ERDAS Imagine or other image analysis software; and proficiency with internet operations (ftp, telnet, Netscape/Explorer) and networked environments. Desired qualifications include the academic knowledge of a natural resource area, plus the ability to translate, adapt, and apply this knowledge that is generally associated with a Master's degree in an environmentally related field, plus two or more years of experience in the application of GIS to landscape-scale problems in natural resources.

Application forms and the process for submission can be found at this web page: http://www.umich.edu/~jobs/apply.html

Questions about applying for this position can be E-mailed to employment.services@umich.edu

Review of applications will begin immediately. Applications will be considered until a suitable candidate is found. For further information contact Jim Breck (734-663-3554 ext 110, breck@umich.edu). The University of Michigan is a non-discriminatory, affirmative action employer.

1.8 Digital Resources Librarian - Rutgers University (Librarian for the Sciences New Brunswick Libraries)

Responsibilities: Rutgers University Library System is seeking a knowledgeable, creative and highly motivated individual who can contribute to the development and application of digital information resources for the sciences. This position will provide leadership in exploring science related digital library initiatives and implementation strategies. Position will serve as a liaison to the Computer Science Department, where activities may include project development and some collection development. The development of cooperative projects or partnerships with teaching faculty or other campus groups and a focus on grant funded works will be particularly encouraged. Collaboration with science collection development librarians in a team environment to introduce or enhance digital access to selected information resources in the various science disciplines will also be an important facet of this position. Additional responsibilities include: development of science oriented electronic library instructional programs; participate in the Planning Committee for the New Brunswick Libraries' Multimedia Digital Library Services; http://scc01.rutgers.edu/scchome; oversee planning for technology training of libraries and staff personnel; participate in reference and instructional services including evening and weekends, and other faculty functions as appropriate. This is a tenure track faculty position reporting to the Director of the New Brunswick Libraries. Research, publications, and involvement in professional associations are expected.

Qualifications: MLS degree from an ALA accredited institution is required; undergraduate science degree is preferred plus two or more years of professional experience in an academic or special library. Applicants must have a strong interest in leading research and development efforts related to interactive computing and the integration of databases, graphics and multimedia resources in a digital library environment. Candidates for this position must also have demonstrated skills in the uses and applications of high level programming languages, database systems, and popular operating systems such as NT or UNIX. Must also possess excellent communication skills, both written and oral, and the ability to work collegially in a multicultural academic team environment.

Salary: This is a tenure track position offered at the level of Librarian III or IV, depending on qualifications. Minimum salary for Librarian III starts at $42,369, and Librarian IV at $45,302.

Status/Benefits: Faculty status, calendar year appointment, retirement plans, life/health insurance, prescription drug, dental and eyeglass plans, tuition remission, one month vacation.

To Apply: Resumes received no later than October 10, 2000 will receive first consideration. Submit resume, cover letter and names of three references to: Sandra Troy (APP.132), Libraries Personnel Officer, Rutgers University Libraries, 169 College Avenue, New Brunswick, NJ 08901-1163, e-mail: stroy@rci.rutgers.edu, FAX: 732-932-7637

Rutgers, the State University of New Jersey, is committed to affirmative action and equal opportunity.

1.9 Catalog Librarian - Yale University (History, Social Sciences and Maps, Catalog Department, Yale University Library).

Responsibilities:
Under the general direction of the History and Social Sciences Cataloging Team Leader, provides original cataloging for a wide range of print and non-print materials in both English and Western European languages for libraries in the Yale system. . Fifty percent of the position time will be devoted to cataloging modern and rare maps and other cartographic materials from the Library's Map Collection.

Descriptive cataloging is performed in accordance with national standards and the requirements of Yale's local on-line NOTIS-based system. Catalog Librarians keep abreast of revisions in cataloging rules and trends and apply new rules, interpretations, and techniques as appropriate. Subject analysis and classification assignment follow Library of Congress standards and local practice. Authority records follow NACO standards. Catalog Librarians may train and revise the work of students, cataloging assistants, and other librarians. Catalog Librarians participate actively in the Library's management, assessment, training, and development programs; contribute to implementing the mission of the Library, and are active professionally.

Qualifications:
MLS from an ALA-accredited library science program. Strong reading knowledge of one or more Western European languages. Strong communication and analytical skills. Ability to work independently and with others. Ability to excel in a rapidly changing automated team environment. Familiarity with AACR2, Library of Congress Rule Interpretations and subject heading practice, the Library of Congress Map Cataloging Manual, and MARC formats for book and maps. Strong computer skills, including experience with personal computer hardware and software, bibliographic services such as RLIN and OCLC, and networked-based tools. Preferred: experience cataloging cartographic materials, academic study in history or social sciences field.

Salary and Benefits:
Competitive salary based upon the successful candidate's qualifications and experience. Full benefits package including 22 vacation days; 17 holiday, recess and personal days; comprehensive health care; TIAA/CREF or Yale retirement plan; and relocation assistance.

Application deadline is October 31, 2000; applications will be accepted until the position is filled. Applications consisting of a cover letter, resume, and the names of three references should be directed to:

1.10 Stanford Appoints Assistant Map Librarian

From: Philip Hoehn philhoehn@juno.com to various lists, September 2000.

Jane Ingalls has been appointed as Assistant Map Librarian at Stanford University's Branner Earth Sciences Library & Map Collections as of September 1st. She has a library degree from Simmons College, and is also a GeoRef indexer. During the last two years, she participated in a map librarianship training program with Phil Hoehn, and more recently has cataloged US federal maps and has supervised map collection student employees. Ingalls will be working with WAML members Julie Sweetkind (GIS & Map Librarian) and Charlotte Derksen (Head, Branner Library).

1.11 Arlyn Booth's new phone, fax and e-mail address

2. New Maps, Books, etc.

2.1 New Mapping of Western North America by Ken Rockwell

ALASKA

Miller, James A. Ground water atlas of the United States : Segment 13, Alaska, Hawaii, Puerto Rico, and the U.S. Virgin Islands. 1 atlas (36 p.) U.S. Geological Survey, Hydrologic investigations atlas 730-N, pub. 1999. OCLC: 44773716

Mull, Charles G. Geologic map of the Coke Basin - Kukpowruk River area, Delong Mountains D-2 and D-3 quadrangles, northwestern Alaska. Alaska Division of Geological & Geophysical Surveys, Report of investigations ;; 2000-2, pub. 2000. OCLC: 44773744

Pinney, DeAnne S. Reconnaissance engineering-geologic map of the Sagavanirktok B-1 quadrangle, eastern North Slope, Alaska. Scale 1:63,360. Alaska Division of Geological & Geophysical Surveys, Report of investigations no. 2000-1D, pub. 2000. OCLC: 44782218

Pinney, DeAnne S. Reconnaissance surficial-geologic map of the Sagavanirktok B-1 quadrangle, eastern North Slope, Alaska. Alaska Division of Geological & Geophysical Surveys, Report of investigations no. 2000-1C, pub. 2000. OCLC: 44781612

Reifenstuhl, R. R. Geologic map of the Sagavanirktok B-1 quadrangle, eastern North Slope, Alaska. Alaska Division of Geological & Geophysical Surveys, Report of investigations no. 2000-1A, pub. 2000. OCLC: 44781341

Reifenstuhl, R. R. Interpretive bedrock-geologic map of the Sagavanirktok B-1 quadrangle, eastern North Slope, Alaska. Alaska Division of Geological & Geophysical Surveys, Report of investigations no. 2000-1B, pub. 2000. OCLC: 44781507

Sawyer, Gary. Alaska. Scale 1:2,500,000. 3rd ed. Vancouver, B.C. : International Travel Maps, 2000. ISBN: 1895907837. OCLC #44864779

Szumigala, David James. Interpretive bedrock-geologic map of the Petersville (Yentna) mining district, Alaska. Alaska Division of Geological & Geophysical Surveys, Report of investigations no. 2000-3, pub. 2000. OCLC: 44772520

ALBERTA

Alberta Environmental Protection. Special places (natural regions, public nominations, candidate sites & sites designated under the Special Places Program), January 1999. Scale 1:1,000,000. Edmonton : Alberta Environmental Protection, 1999. OCLC: 44700971

ARIZONA

Billingsley, George H., and Workman, Jeremiah B. Geologic map of the Littlefield 30' x 60' quadrangle, Mohave County, northwestern Arizona. Scale 1:100,000. USGS Geologic investigations series no. I-2628, pub. 2000. OCLC: 44799650

U.S. Bureau of Land Management, Phoenix Field Office. Arizona access guide : Lake Pleasant/Hieroglyphic Mountains. Scale 1:24,000. Phoenix, AZ : BLM, 2000. OCLC: 44796347

CALIFORNIA

Cappiella, Karen. Sedimentation and bathymetry changes in Suisun Bay, 1867-1990. 9 maps on 1 sheet. USGS Open-file report no. 99-563, pub. 1999. OCLC: 44787975. Online access: http://wrgis.wr.usgs.gov/open-file/of99-563/ OR ftp://wrgis.wr.usgs.gov/pub/open-file/of99-563/

Hedberg Maps, Inc. San Francisco at the millennium, a thousand years of change : satellite imagery, bird's-eye views, historical topography. 1 remote-sensing image, 2 views and 1 map on 1 sheet. Minneapolis : White Star Press ; Santa Barbara, CA : Map Link Inc., 1999. OCLC: 44701875

Thomas Bros. Maps. The Thomas guide digital edition 2001 : State of California. 1 computer optical disc. Irvine, CA : Thomas Bros., 2000. OCLC: 44872600

Tom Harrison Maps. Death Valley National Park recreation map. San Rafael, CA : Tom Harrison Maps, 2000. OCLC: 44701843

Tom Harrison Maps. Joshua Tree National Park recreation map. San Rafael, CA : Tom Harrison Maps, 2000. OCLC: 44701850

Tom Harrison Maps. Mojave National Preserve recreation map. San Rafael, CA : Tom Harrison Maps, 2000. OCLC: 44701840

Tom Harrison Maps. Point Reyes National Seashore trail map. San Rafael, CA : Tom Harrison Maps, 2000. OCLC #44701846

Tom Harrison Maps. San Diego backcountry recreation map. San Rafael, CA : Tom Harrison Maps, 2000. OCLC: 44701832

Tom Harrison Maps. Sequoia & Kings Canyon National parks recreation map. San Rafael, CA: Tom Harrison Maps, 2000. OCLC: 44701836

Trails Illustrated. Mojave National Preserve, California : topographic map. Evergreen, Colo. : Trails Illustrated, 1999. OCLC: 44701864

COLORADO

Lidke, David J. Geologic map of the Wolcott quadrangle, Eagle County, Colorado. Scale 1:24,000. USGS Geologic investigations series no. I-2656, pub. 2000. OCLC: 44803528

Oshetski, Kim C., and Kucks, R. P. Colorado aeromagnetic and gravity maps and data, a web site for distribution of data. USGS Open-file report no. 00-42, pub. 2000. OCLC: 44780301 Online access: http://greenwood.cr.usgs.gov/pub/open-file-reports/ofr-00-0042/ OR ftp://greenwood.cr.usgs.gov/pub/open-file-reports/ofr-00-0042/

IDAHO

McCafferty, Anne. Aeromagnetic map for the state of Idaho, a Web site for distribution of data. USGS Open-file report no. 99-371, pub. 2000. OCLC: 44889048. Online access: http://greenwood.cr.usgs.gov/pub/open-file-reports/ofr-99-0371/

Tysdal, Russell G. Stratigraphic sections and equivalent uranium (eU), Mead Peak phosphatic shale member of Permian Phosphoria formation, east-central part of Rasmussen Ridge, Caribou County, Idaho. 2 cross sections. USGS Open-file report no. 99-20C, pub. 2000. OCLC: 44717693

Tysdal, Russell G. Stratigraphic sections and equivalent uranium (eU), Mead Peak phosphatic shale member of Permian Phosphoria formation, Sage Creek area of Webster Range, Caribou County, Idaho. 2 cross sections. USGS Open-file report no. 99-20D, pub. 2000. OCLC: 44720028

MONTANA

Bergantino, Robert N. Geologic map of the Malta 30 x 60 quadrangle, northeast Montana . 2 maps, scale 1:100,000. Montana Bureau of Mines and Geology, Geologic quadrangle map no. MBMG 389, pub. 1999. OCLC: 44866158

OREGON

Priest, George R. Tsunami hazard map of the Gold Beach area, Curry County, Oregon. Scale 1:24,000. Oregon Dept. of Geology and Mineral Industries, Interpretive map series no. IMS-13, pub. 2000. OCLC: 44919673

PACIFIC NORTHWEST

Morris, Frank Lemerise, and Heath, Willis Robertson. Marine atlas : the original marine atlas. 2 vol. Seattle, Wash. : Bayless Enterprises, pub. 2000. Vol. 1. Olympia to Malcolm Island (ISBN: 0967475023 ; v. 2. Port Hardy to Skagway (ISBN: 0967475031) OCLC: 44911423

UTAH

Doelling, Hellmut H., and Morgan, Craig D. Geologic map of the Merrimac Butte quadrangle, Grand County, Utah. Scale 1:24,000. Utah Geological Survey, Map no.178, pub. 2000. OCLC: 44907307

WASHINGTON STATE

Peckarsky, David J.R., and Lindquist, Robert B. Eastern Washington, Idaho panhandle recreation. 3rd ed. Scale 1:526,122. Mill Creek, Wash. : King of the Road Map Service, 1999. OCLC: 44723024

Washington State Dept. of Natural Resources, Resource Mapping Section. Tarbell and Jones Creek trail systems. 2 maps on 1 sheet, scale ca. 1:60,000 and 1:31,680. Olympia, Wash. : The Section, pub. 2000. OCLC: 44798140

WYOMING

DeBruin, Rodney H., et al. Coalbed methane activity in the eastern Powder River Basin, Campbell and Converse Counties, Wyoming. Laramie, WY : Wyoming State Geological Survey, Coalbed methane map no. 00-1, pub. 2000. OCLC: 44848748

DeBruin, Rodney H., et al. Coalbed methane activity in the western Powder River Basin, Campbell, Converse, Johnson, Natrona, and Sheridan Counties, Wyoming. Laramie, WY : Wyoming State Geological Survey, Coalbed methane map no. 00-2, pub. 2000. OCLC: 44857941

Kucks, R. P., and Hill, Patricia L. Wyoming aeromagnetic and gravity maps and data, a website for distribution of data. USGS Open-file report no. 00-198, pub. 2000. OCLC: 44891389. Online access: http://greenwood.cr.usgs.gov/pub/open-file-reports/ofr-00-0198/. OR ftp://greenwood.cr.usgs.gov/pub/open-file-reports/ofr-00-0198/

Wyoming State Geological Survey. Northeast Wyoming coal bed methane development area. Laramie, WY : The Survey, Coalbed methane map no. 00-3, pub. 2000. OCLC: 44864772

2.2 Other New Materials

2.2.1 MapArt launches new product.

Canada Street Locator CD-ROM features over 100,000 streets for every community in Canada with a population of 30,000 or more. The product also features all regional roads, a full database of schools, hotels, shopping centers and the capability to cut and paste maps into documents and email.

The product is not geo-referenced or designed for use with GPS receivers. The maps can be printed in black and white or color and include tools to measure distances.

System requirements are Microsoft Windows 95/98/NT4 or later version, 256 color VGA graphics card with 600 x 800 resolution, 32 MB RAM, approx 20MB Hard Disk space, and 4x CD-ROM or better.

2.2.2 Scanned Canadian topographic maps

Those interested in Canadian map data may be interested in these latest products released by Quo-Vadis. More detailed technical information could be obtained at the publishers website: http://www.qvn-canada.com/

2.2.3 Study concerning emulation to preserve digital documents.

From: Jan Smits jan.smits@kb.nl to various lists, September 2000.

The Koninklijke Bibliotheek (Royal Library, National Library of The Netherlands) has commissioned Jeff Rothenberg of Rand-Europe to write a study concerning emulation to preserve digital documents. This study is full text and available as a pdf-file at: http://www.kb.nl/kb/pr/fonds/emulation/usingemulation.pdf (134 Kb). You can also order hard-copies :

Using emulation to preserve digital documents / Jeff Rothenberg. - Den Haag : Koninklijke Bibliotheek, 2000. - 70 p. ; 21 cm. ISBN 906259145-0. Price: this publication can be ordered for free (subject to availability); email to info@kb.nl, mentioning Using emulation as subject. Do not forget to state your whole surface-mail address.

This report considers the problem of how to preserve digital documents, given the fact that their formats quickly become obsolete, as do the programs that originally interpreted those formats and the computers on which those programs ran. This problem is investigated from the perspective of the deposit library community, though the issues and solutions discussed here also apply more broadly to the full range of digital data, documents, records, and other artifacts that are used by other kinds of libraries, archives, government agencies, commercial organizations, and individuals. The report attempts to identify and illuminate the root of this problem and, more specifically, discusses the theoretical and practical issues involved in using emulation as a way of preserving authentic, accessible, usable digital documents.

2.2.4 Tudor Townscapes

Just published - a new book by Jeffery John Speed entitled Tudor Townscapes: the town plans from John Speed's Theatre of the Empire of Great Britaine 1610. Hardback (limited edition signed by author) and paperback versions available. Publishers: Map Collector Publications. Dealer discounts available. 172 pages, full color throughout. For details go to http://www.mapcollector.com

2.2.5. The first Michelin map of Asia is now available

The new Thailand map published by Michelin is their first map of a country in Asia. The map is indexed in several languages including Thai and the place names on the map are in the Thai script as well as the Latin alphabet. A note indicates that the map is published in association with the Siam Cement Group. The map includes one inset of the Bangkok region. Printed all on one side the map measures 40" x 52" when unfolded.

2.3 Articles of Interest

2.3.1 Information Retrieval & Library Automation., Jan. 01 2000 v 35, no. 8, pg. 6

2.3.2 The Globe., 2000 no. 49, pg. 25

2.3.3 Urban History., May 2000 vol. 27 no. 1, pg 5-30.

2.3.4 Current Issue (Newsletter #81, September 2000) of The Australian Map Circle Newsletter available online at:http://www.lib.unimelb.edu.au/collections/maps/amc/newsletter/news81.pdf

For past issues of The Australian Map Circle Newsletter go to: http://www.lib.unimelb.edu.au/collections/maps/amc/newsletter/index.html

Contents of The Globe #41 onwards, including articles (peer reviewed) and reports (unreviewed) but not book reviews and reports on conferences can be found at: http://www.lib.unimelb.edu.au/collections/maps/amc/globe-contents.htm

2.4 Internet Resources

2.4.1 Public Access to Socrates, Stanfordís Web Catalog

From: Philip Hoehn philhoehn@juno.com to various lists, September 2000.

A web version of Stanford University Libraries online public cataloging is now available to non-Stanford users. It provides bibliographic access to all Stanford's atlases and cartographic reference works, and to approximately one-half of its maps. For access, go to the catalog start page: http://socrates.stanford.edu

At the bottom, under open to all, follow the link Stanford Libraries Catalog - Web version. It has two search screens, quick search and complex search. This new access is primarily useful to those who do not have access to RLIN, which also contains these records, or for those searching for maps in an area in which Stanford specializes such as: San Mateo and Santa Clara counties, China, Mongolia and for worldwide geoscience maps. The catalog also contains linked records for many online cartographic materials.

2.4.2 Publicly accessible GIS datafiles for the City and County of Honolulu are available

Publicly accessible datafiles (Updated 9/13/00) supporting the City and County of Honolulu GIS program are available at: http://204.182.239.30/honolulu/.

Users can search for parcel maps and information using property address, owner name, tax map key, or street intersections. Search for parcels meeting various specifications including size, value, PITT, zoning, or distance from nearest hospital and/or school.

2.4.3 Sites relating to Olympic venues and related information in Sydney

Spatialnews has put together a list of some sites to check out if your interested in maps, photos, or imagery of Olympic venues and related information in Sydney, Australia. http://www.spatialnews.com/features/2000olympics/index.html

2.4.4 An index to Special Collections added to the online directory of UK Map Collections

An index to Special Collections has now been added to the online directory of UK Map Collections (4th edition) at: http://www.cartography.org.uk/Pages/Publicat/Ukdir/UKindex

Please send comments, corrections (and plaudits) to Frank Blakeway email: admin@cartography.org.uk

2.4.5 Online Map Catalogs in Spain

Several links and instructions on how to use online map catalogs in Spain have been added to David Allenís "Online Map Catalogs in North America and Europe. For more information go to: http://www.sunysb.edu/libmap/libcats.htm

2.4.6 Web articles on the History of Cartography added to the Map History site

From: Tony Campbell tony.campbell@bl.uk to various lists, September 2000.

A new page has been added to the Map History site. Web articles and commentaries on specific topics in the History of Cartography. For more information go to: http://ihr.sas.ac.uk/maps/webtexts.html

2.4.7 Homepage for the Harvard Map Collection has a new URL

As the Harvard College Library continues its web migration project the Homepage for the Harvard Map Collection has a new URL. http://hcl.harvard.edu/maps

3. Meetings and Other Educational Opportunities

3.1 Upcoming National Conferences, Seminars, Talks, etc.

3.2 Upcoming International Conferences, Seminars, Talks, etc.

4. Contributors :

Larry W. Laliberte lwl@darkwing.uoregon.edu
Ken Rockwell krockwel@library.utah.edu
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 an officer listed below or visit the WAML web site at : http://www.waml.org/.

WAML Officers as of July 1, 2000

President
David Deckelbaum
University of California, Los Angeles
Maps and Government Information
4510 Young Research Library
Box 951575
Los Angeles, CA 90095-1575
(310) 825-3135
ddeckelb@library.ucla.edu

Vice President/President Elect
Christopher J.J. Thiry
Map Librarian
Arthur Lakes Library
Colorado School of Mines
PO Box 4029
Golden, CO 80401-0029
(303) 273-3697
Fax (303) 273-3199
cthiry@mines.edu

Treasurer
Muriel Strickland
2465 Baja Cerro Circle
San Diego, CA 92019
103251.1605@CompuServe.COM

Secretary
Wendie Helms
Map Collection
Science Library
University of California - Riverside
P.O. Box 5900
Riverside CA 92517-5900
(909) 787-6423
wendie.helms@ucr.edu

Past President
Greg Armento
University Library
California State University, Long Beach
Long Beach, CA 90840
(562) 985-4367
garmento@csulb.edu

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

To submit items for release in News and Notes, contact the Information Bulletin editor, Linda Zellmer Linda.Zellmer@asu.edu

To submit items for release in Electronic News and Notes, contact the News & Notes Editor Larry Laliberte; e-mail: lwl@darkwing.uoregon.edu

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