Lucinda M. Hall, Editor
University of Minnesota - Twin Cities
Electronic Version - Part 9, September, 1997. To be included in a future print version of the "Information Bulletin."
1.1 UC Berkeley Library completes map conversion
In July, the Library of the University of California, Berkeley, completed the conversion of its map catalog records. This is believed to be the largest map collection to have completed a retrospective conversion project, and only the second one in North America to do so. Some 33,000 records were converted during the period from 1980-1997. Of these, all but 9,600 now appear not only in UCBs online catalogs and in the California-wide MELVYL catalog, but also in RLIN and OCLC. The maps are from Berkeleys Earth Sciences and Map, Bancroft, Bioscience and Natural Resources, and East Asian libraries. The major beneficiaries are users of the Berkeley map collections, who can now find references to all maps online, rather than having to go to individual card catalogs.
A variety of strategies were used to complete the project. Grants from the U.S. Department of Education aided in the cataloging or conversion of maps of California (this project also included maps in the Water Resources Center Archive). School of Library and Information Studies student interns completed conversion for small countries such as Nepal, New Zealand and Nicaragua. Staff from the Earth Sciences and Map, Bancroft, and East Asian libraries did most of the work. Some records were converted by OCLC -- unfortunately most catalog cards representing the Librarys maps were sub-standard and highly idiosyncratic and not thus amenable to straightforward conversion.
Copy was found for about 20 percent of the titles. The rest were in most cases given original cataloging using the existing catalog record as a starting point. Most maps had to be reclassified from the UCB map classification system to the Library of Congresss G schedule. The grant-funded records for California were full MARC records; others were a combination of brief and full. Although records now appear in the UC Berkeley's online catalogs, the task is not yet completely finished. About 9,600 records need to be upgraded before they can be exported to the utilities. These are records for which no copy was found and which were converted from old, substandard catalog records without the piece in hand. This process will likely take several years.
The individuals who participated in the multi-year project included Randal Brandt, John Creaser, Leigh Donley, Berta Duenas, Claire Englander, Karen Grief, Fleur Helsingor, Phil Hoehn, Timothy Hoyer, Arthur Miyazaki, Mamiko Nakamura, Donald Shively, Susan Rosenblatt, Vivienne Roumani-Denn, Anne Terrell, Fatemah Van Buren, and Michael Yockey.
1.2 Rand McNally Sold to AEA Investors
The Chicago Sun-Times is reporting that the Rand McNally company is being sold to AEA Investors Inc. The McNally family will become minority shareholders in the company and will not be involved in the management of the firm. The new president and CEO is Henry Feinberg. He said no relocations or layoffs were planned. The Sun Times article freely quoted from above can be seen at http://www.suntimes.com/output/business1/rand03.htm.
1.3 1998 J. B Harley Research Fellowships available
Applications for the 1998 Fellowships are invited from anyone pursuing advanced research in the history of cartography, irrespective of nationality, discipline or profession. 'Advanced research' is taken to mean work towards a doctorate, post-doctoral research, and work of an equivalent level regardless of the applicant's formal qualifications. Preference will be given to interpretative studies in map history, irrespective of area, theme or period. The closing date for applications was November 1, 1997.
1.4 Quake Center To Leave Bay Area, U.S. Geological Survey to seek cheaper home
The U.S. Geological Survey's regional headquarters in Menlo Park, site of the nation's leading earthquake research center, has been ordered by Interior Secretary Bruce Babbitt to abandon its 16-acre campus and move to smaller, cheaper quarters outside the Bay Area. In a major budget-paring effort, the survey's regional director, Thomas J. Casadevall, unexpectedly was told to complete a preliminary relocation plan within a month.
That could force the transfer of up to 810 federal jobs out of the Bay Area. In addition, many scientists worry that the move could disrupt their efforts to monitor and predict earthquakes. The order came without warning last Friday, officials said.
The Menlo Park center's two principal buildings, which house all the survey's earthquake monitoring equipment as well as its unequaled seismology research laboratory, are leased from private owners and must be vacated within a year, according to a memorandum from Gordon Eaton, national director of the federal agency. Eaton's memo does not set a deadline for moving the rest of the Menlo Park center's activities, but they are expected to follow quickly.
2.1 New Mapping of Western North America by Ken Rockwell
Riehle, J. R. Digital shaded-relief image of Alaska. Scale 1:2,500,000. USGS Miscellaneous investigations series map I-2585, pub. 1997. OCLC #37320346
Trails Illustrated. Kenai National Wildlife Refuge and adjacent Chugach National Forest, Alaska. Scale ca. 1:105,600. Evergreen, CO : Trails Illustrated, rev. 1996. OCLC #37188387
U.S. Forest Service, Alaska Region. The Copper River Delta, Alaska : the Chugach National Forest. Scale ca. 1:224,000. Juneau, Alaska : The Regional Office, 1997. OCLC #37148868
Upton, Joe. Alaska cruise routes. 2 maps, scales ca. 1:1,267,200 and ca. 1:1,520,640. Bainbridge Island, Wash. : Joe Upton, 1997. OCLC #37430263
Strategic Design Ltd. Sour gas map of Alberta and British Columbia. Scale not given. Calgary, Alta. : Oilweek, supp. to July 1996 issue. OCLC #37296487
Trails Illustrated. Organ Pipe National Monument, Arizona. Scale 1:69,444. Evergreen, Colo. : Trails Illustrated, 1996. OCLC #36536397
U.S. Forest Service, Southwestern Region. Pusch Ridge Wilderness and Mt. Lemmon Recreational Area, Coronado National Forest, Arizona. Scale 1:24,000. Albuquerque, N.M. : The Regional Office, rev. 1997. OCLC #37438105
Dibblee, Thomas Wilson. Geologic map of the Green Valley quadrangle, Los Angeles County, California. Scale 1:24,000. Santa Barbara, CA. : Dibblee Geological Foundation, map DF-65, pub. 1997. OCLC #37137212
Dibblee, Thomas Wilson. Geologic map of the Sleepy Valley and Ritter Ridge quadrangles, Los Angeles County, California. Scale 1:24,000. Santa Barbara, CA. : Dibblee Geological Foundation, map DF-66, pub. 1997. OCLC #37137231
Dibblee, Thomas Wilson. Geologic map of the Warm Springs Mountain quadrangle, Los Angeles County, California. Scale 1:24,000. Santa Barbara, CA. : Dibblee Geological Foundation, map DF-64, pub. 1997. OCLC #37137242
Dibblee, Thomas Wilson. Geologic map of the Whitaker Peak quadrangle, Los Angeles and Ventura Counties, California. Scale 1:24,000. Santa Barbara, CA. : Dibblee Geological Foundation, map DF-63, pub. 1997. OCLC #37137252
Eccentric California : map to the bizarre and peculiar. Scale not given. Monterey CA : California Eccentric, 1996. OCLC #37138249
Los Angeles Dept. of City Planning, Citywide Division. Environmental and public facilities maps. 1 atlas (42 leaves), scale 1:190,000. Los Angeles : The Division, 1996. OCLC #37154205
Rand McNally and Co. Northern California, EasyFinder. Scale 1:1,381,248. Chicago, IL : Rand McNally, 1996. OCLC #37198215
Rand McNally and Company. Southern California, EasyFinder. Scale 1:1,412,928. Chicago, IL : Rand McNally, 1996. OCLC #37198221
Richard, Stephen M. and Spencer, Jon E. Geologic map of the Picacho mine area, southeastern California. Scale 1:10,000. Arizona Geological Survey open file report 96-30, pub. 1996. OCLC #37324717
Trails Illustrated. Death Valley National Park, California-Nevada. Scale 1:160,000. Evergreen, Colo. : Trails Illustrated, rev. 1996. OCLC #37103888
U.S. National Ocean Service. Helicopter route chart, Los Angeles. 5th ed., scale 1:125,000. Washington, D.C. : The Service, 1997. OCLC #37437630
Yerkes, R. F. Preliminary geologic map of the Beverly Hills 7.5-minute quadrangle, southern California. Scale 1:24,000. USGS Open-file report 97-256, pub. 1997. OCLC #37278268
Yerkes, R. F. Preliminary geologic map of the Los Angeles 7.5-minute quadrangle, southern California. Scale 1:24,000. USGS Open-file report 97-254, pub. 1997. OCLC #37298248
Water Education Foundation Website: http://www.water-ed.org/index.html - Herein are listed available products such as their poster maps of California water, California groundwater, the Delta, and the Colorado River.
Barnum, Bruce E., et al. Geologic map of the Texas Mountain quadrangle, Rio Blanco County, Colorado. Scale 1:24,000. USGS Miscellaneous field studies map MF-2321, pub. 1997. OCLC #37264782
Hail, William James, and Smith, Marjorie C. Geologic map of the southern part of the Piceance Creek basin, northwestern Colorado. Scale 1:100,000. USGS Miscellaneous investigations series map I-2529, pub. 1997. OCLC #37380563
Trails Illustrated. Cache la Poudre, Big Thompson, Colorado. Scale 1:40,680. Evergreen, Colo. : Trails Illustrated, rev. 1997. OCLC #37032526
Trails Illustrated. Rocky Mountain National Park, Colorado. Scale ca. 1:59,000. Evergreen, Colo. : Trails Illustrated, rev. 1996. OCLC #37103723
U.S. Forest Service, Rocky Mountain Region. Arapaho and Roosevelt national forests, Colorado. Scale 1:126,720. Denver, Colo. : Regional Office, 1997. OCLC #37256397
U.S. Forest Service, Rocky Mountain Region. Comanche National Grassland, Colorado. Scale 1:126,720. Denver, Colo. : Regional Office, 1997. OCLC #37438586
Wallace, Alan R. Geologic map of the Russell quadrangle, Costilla County, Colorado. Scale 1:24,000. USGS Miscellaneous field studies map MF-2312-D, pub. 1997. OCLC #37159862
Lund, Karen. Geologic map of the western Salmon River Mountains, Valley and Idaho counties, west-central Idaho. Scale 1:100,000. USGS Geologic investigations map I-2599, pub. 1997. OCLC #37160063
M'Gonigle, John W., and Hait, Mortimer H. Geologic map of the Jeff Davis Peak quadrangle and the eastern part of the Everson Creek quadrangle, Beaverhead County, southwest Montana. Scale 1:24,000. USGS Geologic investigations map I-2604, pub. 1997. OCLC #37414256
McElfresh Map Co. American battlefields watercolor map series, Montana territory, June 1876 : Little Big Horn Battlefield. Scale ca. 1:15,000. Olean, N.Y. : McElfresh Map Co., 1996. OCLC #37320654
Whitehead, R. L. Ground water atlas of the United States, segment 8, Montana, North Dakota, South Dakota, Wyoming. 1 atlas (24 p.). USGS Hydrologic investigations atlas 730-I, pub. 1997. OCLC #37047981
Capps, Richard C., and Moore, John A. Geologic map of the Castle Mountains, San Bernardino County, CA, and Clark County, NV. Scale 1:24,000. Nevada Bureau of Mines and Geology map no. 108, pub. 1997. -- reported by Linda Newman
Hess, Ronald, and Johnson, Gary L. County digital geological maps of Nevada. CD-ROM containing digital geological maps of each county in Nevada in ARC/INFO expert format. Produced by the Nevada Bureau of Mines and Geology, 1997. -- reported by Linda Newman
Limowicz, Janis, et al. Interactive index of geological mapping in Nevada. CD-ROM indexing 1,086 geologic maps for Nevada using ARC/INFO expert files for ArcView 2 or 3. Produced by the Nevada Bureau of Mines and Geology, 1997. -- reported by Linda Newman
Nevada Mountain Atlas. University of Nevada, Reno, Biological Resources Research Center, 1997. URL: http://www.brrc.unr.edu/mtn/ Shows land use and biogeography of 314 mountain ranges in Nevada.
NEW MEXICOTrails Illustrated. Carlsbad Caverns National Park, New Mexico. Scale 1:32,400. Evergreen, Colo. : Trails Illustrated, 1996. OCLC #37103682
Mist gas field. Scale 1:24,000. Oregon Dept. of Geology and Mineral Industries, supplement to Open-file report O-97-1, rev. 1997. OCLC #37350807
ROCKY MOUNTAIN REGION (U.S.)
U.S. Geological Survey. Rocky Mountain Paleocene coal basins. Scale ca. 1:7,500,000. USGS, 1996. OCLC #36867759
R.J. Davidson Design. State of Utah. Scale 1:500,000. Salt Lake City, Utah : R.J. Davidson Mapping, 1996. OCLC #37198098
Trails Illustrated. Arches National Park recreation map. Scale not given. Evergreen, Colo. : Trails Illustrated, 1997. OCLC #37038965
Trails Illustrated. Canyonlands-Island National Park recreation map. Scale not given. Evergreen, Colo. : Trails Illustrated, 1997. OCLC #37103912
Trails Illustrated. Canyonlands Maze District, NE Glen Canyon, Utah. Scale 1:62,500. Evergreen, Colo. : Trails Illustrated, rev. 1996. OCLC #37103769
Trails Illustrated. Manti-LaSal National Forest trails. Scale ca. 1:90,000. Evergreen, Colo. : Trails illustrated, rev. 1996. OCLC #37103622
Utah County, Utah, Public Works Dept., Mapping Division. Utah County Atlas. 1 atlas (90 p.), scale 1:100,000. Provo, Utah : Utah County Public Works, Mapping Division, 1996. OCLC #37160502
Benton-Franklin Regional Council. Tri-Cities bicycle guide map. Scale [ca. 1:60,000]. Richland, WA : The Council, 1997. OCLC #37298868
Metsker Maps. Metsker's atlas of Jefferson County, Washington. 1 atlas (46 leaves), scale 1:31,680. Olympia, Wash. : Metsker Maps, 1997. OCLC #37154051
Pittmon Map Company. Pittmon map of Washington. Scale ca. 1:550,000. Portland, Or. : Oregon Blue Print Co., 1996. OCLC #37195004
Seattle Public Utilities, Geographic Systems Section. Parcel base. 310 maps, scale 1:2,400. Seattle : The Section, 1997. OCLC #37147126
Schuster, J. Eric. Geologic map of Washington - southeast quadrant. 1 maps, scale 1:250,000 and 1:625,000. Olympia, Wash. : Division of Geology and Earth Resources, Geologic map no.45, pub. 1997. OCLC #37390300
Washington State Dept. of Natural Resources. Recreation guide. Scale not given. Olympia, Wash. : The Dept., 1996. OCLC #37430246
Washington State Dept. of Transportation. Washington State ferries and connecting highways. Scale not given. Olympia, Wash. : The Dept., 1997. OCLC #37264852
Trails Illustrated. Cloud Peak Wilderness, Wyoming. Scale ca. 1:43,636. Evergreen, Colo. : Trails Illustrated, 1997. OCLC #37188576
2.2 Other New Materials
2.2.1 JAMBuddy - What is really the future for Mapping, GIS and Graphics on the Internet? We think we have the answer and we want to know what you think. Download JAMBuddy plug-in for FREE from http://www.avenza.com/jam. Just follow the link that says Try JAMBuddy Free! Try JAMBuddy with the sample maps provided, break it if you can, then let us know what you think. We'll tabulate and post a summary of opinions.
2.3 Articles of Interest
2.3.1 EOM December 1, 1996, v. 5, no. 12
2.3.2 Technology & Learning September 1, 1997, v.18, no. 2
2.4 Internet Resources
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