October 2001

Adonna Fleming, Editor

Electronic Version - October 2001.

1. News 2. New Maps, Books, Etc. 3. Meetings and Other Educational Opportunities

4. Contributors this issue

5. The Western Association of Map Libraries

1. News


Early Washington Maps: A Digital Collection

We are very pleased to announce an new online resource: Early Washington Maps: A Digital Collection, a collaboration between Manuscripts, Archives, and Special Collections at the Washington State University Libraries and the University of Washington Libraries. http://www.wsulibs.wsu.edu/holland/masc/xmaps.html Spanning three hundred years, Early Washington Maps: A Digital Collection includes maps of both sea and land faring explorers-from early nautical charts of the western coast to the exploits of the Jesuit Missionary, Pierre Jean DeSmet. It documents the struggle between Britain and America for the ownership of the region, and the further development of one of the last frontiers on the continent.

 Some of the digital collection's maps delineate the boundaries under dispute within the years 1818 and 1846, culminating in a peaceful compromise and the decision of the 42nd parallel as the northern border of the United States.

The digital collection also shows the efforts of the U.S. government to survey the land, for both federal and private use, under the watchful, trained eye of the General Land Office and the Corps of Topographical Engineers. This project was made possible though a LSTA grant distributed by the Washington State Library.
For more information contact:


Gemstone Globes

The Alexander Kalifano Company in Las Vegas, has hand-made gemstone globes. One of the globes costs $18,000. The area covered by water is detailed with mother-of-pearl. It took about 1,200 hours of labor to make it. Most of the globes are only 10-20 of a kind, so they're usually sold to smaller stores and individuals. The company's Website is: http://www.kalifano.com/showcase/default.asp


Helen Wallis Fellowship at the British Library

The third Helen Wallis Fellow, Priya Satia, a graduate student in the History Department, University of California at Berkeley, took up residence in the Map Library on 3 September 2001 for 6 months.

The fellowship, named after the former Map Librarian, the late Dr Helen Wallis, 'confers recognition by the Library on a scholar whose work will help promote the extended and complementary use of the British Library's book and cartographic collections in historical investigation'. The Wallis Fellow has similar privileges to those accorded the Centre for the Book Fellows (with an additional £300 to spend on BL services).

Priya Satia will examine in her project how the British approached the problem of intelligence in the Middle East during the first part of the 20th century and the political and cultural implications of their tactics.

The closing date for each annual award will be 1 May. Please contact jacky.matheson@bl.uk for more information.


Earth, Space & Atmospheric Sciences Librarian -- Science & Engineering Library -- UCLA

The UCLA Science and Engineering Library (SEL) seeks applicants for the position of Earth, Space and Atmospheric Sciences Librarian. Under the general direction of the Head of Public Services, provides in-depth reference services, user education, and consultation for the earth, space and atmospheric sciences. Participates in the development of instructional modules and guides for online databases. Actively promotes and delivers seminars, workshops, and class lectures for SEL's primary clientele.

Under the general direction of the Head of Collection Development, serves as the selector for earth, space, and atmospheric sciences and other SEL disciplines as assigned. Manages and justifies materials budget. Prepares and maintains collection development policies. Works with the Acquisitions and Cataloging Division to acquire and provide access to earth, space and atmospheric materials. Formulates and implements storage and preservation plans for the collection. Cooperates with other campus libraries and other important geoscience and atmospheric science libraries in resource sharing and planning. Serves on the Department of Earth and Space Sciences/Institute of Geophysics and Planetary Physics (ESS/IGPP) Library Committee and works with the Atmospheric Sciences faculty liaison. In consultation with the Head, SEL Circulation Services, participates in the work assignment and evaluation of the Geology/Geophysics library assistant. In consultation with ESS, trains and supervises the map research assistant for the Putnam Map Room.

Qualifications: Knowledge of earth, space and atmospheric science literature. Demonstrated experience in selecting monographs and serials in diverse formats and managing a science collection budget. Understanding of trends, concerns, and methods of scientific research. Experience with electronic databases and ejournals and with the development and utilization of Internet and locally developed resources. Experience working in a highly automated environment including online public access catalog and local and wide area networks. Experience in working with computer hardware and software including Windows. Excellent oral and written communication skills, teaching ability, and interpersonal skills. Public services experience, including reference and information literacy instruction. Experience in integrating innovative learning technologies with traditional learning resources. Demonstrated interest in professional and/or scholarly activity (research, publications or teaching). Background will normally include a professional degree from an accredited library and information science graduate program.

Salary Range: $37,920 - $64,164

Anyone wishing to be considered for the position should write to:

Candidates applying by January 4, 2002, will be given first consideration. For full description of duties and qualifications and application procedures, see web site: www.library.ucla.edu/admin/staffserv/openposn.htm


Faculty Position in GIS/Cartography

University of Wisconsin-Madison

The Department of Geography is accepting applications for a tenure-track, Assistant Professor appointment, beginning August, 2002 in GIS/Cartography - Teaching and research in both GIS and Cartography preferred. Secondary interests in any topical subdiscipline welcomed. Ph.D. required prior to the start of appointment.

Letter of application discussing research and teaching interests, CV, and three letters of reference should be sent (post or email) to: James E. Burt, Chair, Department of Geography, University of Wisconsin-Madison, 550 N. Park St., Madison, WI 53706-1491, jburt@geography.wisc.edu Voice 608-262-4438, Fax 608-265-3991. The deadline for all application materials is December 1, 2001. The University of Wisconsin-Madison is an Affirmative Action/Equal opportunity Employer. Women and minorities are encouraged to apply. Unless confidentiality is requested in writing, information regarding the applicants must be released upon request. Finalists cannot be guaranteed confidentiality.

2. New Maps, Books, etc.


New Mapping of Western North America compiled by Ken Rockwell


Brosgé, William Peters.  Geologic map of the Arctic quadrangle, Alaska.  Original scale 1:200,000.  Online version 1.0.  USGS Geologic investigations series no. I-2673, pub. 2001.  Access:  http://geopubs.wr.usgs.gov/i-map/i2673/      OCLC: 47912946

 Trails Illustrated.  Katmai National Park & Preserve, Alaska, USA.  Scale ca. 1:300,000.  Evergreen, Colo. : National Geographic Maps, rev. 2001. OCLC: 47917887

U.S. National Ocean Service, Office of Response and Restoration.   ESI atlas : Prince William Sound, Alaska.  2 computer laser discs, scales differ.  System requirements: PC or Mac; CD-ROM drive; Acrobat Reader 4.0; MARPLOT 3.2.3     Seattle, Wash. :  US NOS Hazardous Materials Response Division, pub. 2001.  OCLC: 47954410 


 Benchmark Maps.  Arizona road & recreation atlas.  3rd ed., 1 atlas (111 p.), scale 1:400,000.  Medford, Or. : Benchmark Maps ; Santa Barbara, Calif. : Map Link [distributor], pub. 2001.  ISBN: 0929591313   OCLC: 47908987


Leinberger, Eric.  British Columbia, southwest.  1 map, scale 1:1,580,000.  Vancouver, B.C. : International Travel Maps, pub. 2001.  OCLC: 48029455


Jennings, Charles W., et al.  Digital database of faults from the Fault activity map of California and adjacent areas.   1 computer optical disc, original scale not given.

Sacramento, CA : California Dept. of Conservation, Division of Mines and Geology, pub. 2000.  OCLC: 47909341

 Martin, Ross. Digital images of official maps of Alquist-Priolo earthquake fault zones of California, central coastal region.  1 computer optical disc, original scale not given. Sacramento, Calif. : California Division of Mines and Geology, CD no. 2001-004, pub. 2000.  OCLC: 47909348

Martin, Ross. Digital images of official maps of Alquist-Priolo earthquake fault zones of California, southern region.  1 computer optical disc, original scale not given. Sacramento, Calif. : California Division of Mines and Geology, CD no. 2001-003, pub. 2000.  OCLC: 47909318       

 Rosenberg, Lewis I.  Geologic resources and constraints Monterey County California : a technical report for the Monterey County 21st century general plan update.  10 maps, scale 1:250,000.  [Salinas CA? : Monterey County Calif.?], pub. 2001.  OCLC: 47942174

 Trails Illustrated.  Death Valley National Park, California/Nevada, USA.  Scale 1:160,000.  Evergreen, Colo. : Trails Illustrated, rev. 2000.  OCLC: 47918109

Trails Illustrated.  Yosemite National Park, California/Nevada, USA.  Scale 1:100,000.  Evergreen, Colo. : Trails Illustrated, rev. 2000.  OCLC: 47917806

 Valentine, David W.  Use of InSAR to identify land-surface displacements caused by aquifer-system compaction in the Paso Robles area, San Luis Obispo County, California, March to August 1997.  4 maps on 1 sheet, scales differ.  USGS Open-file report ;; 00-447; Variation: U.S. Geological Survey open-file report no. 00-447, pub. 2000.  OCLC: 47916958 


 Rubright, Lynnell.  Atlas of the grasses of Colorado.   1 atlas (xv, 313 p.), scale not given.  Denver, Colo. : L. Rubright, pub. 2000.  OCLC: 4790809

 Trails Illustrated.  Black Canyon of the Gunnison National Park, Colorado, USA.  Scale ca. 1:28,000.  Evergreen, Colo. : Trails Illustrated, rev. 2000.  OCLC: 47918102


 Trails Illustrated.  Hawai'i Volcanoes National Park, Hawai'i, USA.  2 maps on 1 sheet, scales 1:100,000 and ca. 1:42,000.  Evergreen, CO : Trails Illustrated, rev. 2000.  OCLC: 47917929


Gardner, James V.  Bathymetry and selected perspective views of Crater Lake, Oregon.  2 maps, scale 1:15,000.  USGS Water-resources investigations report no. 01-4046, pub. 2001.  OCLC: 48045316


U.S. Bureau of Land Management, Utah State Office.  Interagency recreation travel map, Utah, Dutch John—Vernal : 1:100,000 scale topographic map showing motorized vehicle travel designations, access routes, recreation destinations.  2 maps on 1 sheet.   Salt Lake City : For sale by BLM, Utah State Office, pub. 2001.  OCLC: 48031195      


Oregon State University Spatial Climate Analysis Center.  Average annual precipitation.  Website, scale not given.  Corvallis, OR :  The Center, 2000.  Web access: http://www.ocs.orst.edu/pub/maps/Precipitation/Total/States/WA/wa.gif  OCLC: 4798257

Washington State Dept. of Ecology.  GIS data.  Website, scales differ.  Olympia : The Dept., 2001.  Access:  http://www.ecy.wa.gov/services/gis/data/data.htm   OCLC: 48021268

Washington State Office of Financial Management, Forcasting Division.                     Geospatial data files from OFM.  Website, original scale not given.  Olympia, Wash. : The Office, pub. 2001.  Web access:  http://www.ofm.wa.gov/geographic/index.htm  OCLC: 48051890


 Dynamic Graphics Inc.  The Rockies, the High Plains, and the Intermountain West. 1 view, not drawn to scale.  Medford, Or. : Raven Maps & Images, pub. 2000.  OCLC: 47738582


Sims, Paul K., et al.  Preliminary Precambrian basement map showing geologic-geophysical domains, Wyoming.  Original scale 1:1,000,000.  USGS Open-file report no. 01-199; Variation: U.S. Geological Survey open-file report ;; 01-199.  Access: http://greenwood.cr.usgs.gov/pub/open-file-reports/ofr-01-0199/    OCLC: 47923247


Canada Centre for Remote Sensing, GeoAccess.  Canada : Yukon Territory, Northwest Territories, and Nunavut.  Scale 1:4,000,000.  National atlas of Canada reference map series MCR 36.  Ottawa : Geomatics Canada, pub. 2000.  OCLC: 47238244


Books/Articles of Interest

Rebert, Paula, La Gran Linea: Mapping the United States-Mexico Boundary, 1849-1857 Austin: University of Texas Press, 2001.

Mathenia, Brenda G.,"Maps and Mapping Resources: A Guide to Select Resources on the Web". College and Research Libraries News, October 2001, p. 910+. Also available online: http://www.ala.org/acrl/resoct01.html

3 Meetings and Other Educational Opportunities


Arthur and Janet Holzheimer Fellowship. 2002-2003

Institute for Research in the Humanities University of Wisconsin-Madison

Applications are solicited for a two-month fellowship made possible by the generosity of Arthur and Janet Holzheimer to attract a scholar to the University of Wisconsin-Madison campus to research and write on a subject related to the history of cartography. The fellow chosen for the 2002-2003 academic year would focus on the period 1640-1800, the European Enlightenment, and their research would be appropriate for Volume 4 of the Madison-based History of Cartography Project. The two-month residence, to be taken at any time between July 2002 and June 2003, will be at the Institute for Research in the Humanities, which will provide office space and the other facilities and support given to scholars at the Institute. Participation in the scholarly community of the Institute is expected. The stipend is $3,500 per month for two months. The selection of the fellow will be made on the recommendation of the Institute for Research in the Humanities Executive Committee.

The Institute for Research in the Humanities (1959), the first institute in North America devoted solely to the support and encouragement of humanistic scholarship, is housed in the historic Washburn Observatory (1878), overlooking Lake Mendota on the University of Wisconsin campus. The Institute supports research in the traditional humanistic areas of literature, history, philosophy, and culture; it also promotes interdisciplinary scholarship, while cultivating methodological diversity and breadth.

The University of Wisconsin Libraries are particularly well suited to humanistic and cartographic scholarship. Memorial Library (3 million volumes) is the principal research facility on campus for the humanities and social sciences and has an excellent collection of historical monographs and reference books. It also houses an extensive periodical collection. The Department of Special Collections contains the Chester H.Thordarson Collection in the history of science and is strong in the history of books and printing. The Geography Library contains the University of Wisconsin--Madison's primary collection of geography and cartography. This library is in Science Hall, the location of the Geography Department and the Robinson Map Library. For more information, consult http://www.library.wisc.edu/libraries/

The History of Cartography Project, also housed in Science Hall, maintains an archive of articles and illustrations used in previous volumes, and its staff is available for consultation. Its website address is http://www.geography.wisc.edu/histcart/

Applicants for the Holzheimer Fellowship, who should hold a Ph.D or equivalent, should submit an application form and a proposal not exceeding four double spaced pages explaining what they intend to study during the two-month residence and what the end product is likely to be. A simple application form, current outline of the topics for the volume, and further information about the Fellowship and Institute are available on request from Loretta Freiling, Institute for Research in the Humanities, 1401 Observatory Drive, University of Wisconsin, Madison, WI 53706. TEL: 608-262--3855. FAX: 608-265-4173. email: freiling@facstaff.wisc.edu. Web page: http://polyglot.lss.wisc.edu/huminst/

The deadline for completed applications is 1 March 2002.


Western Association of Map Libraries (WAML) Spring Meeting

Preliminary schedule of the Western Association of Map Libraries (WAML) in Santa Barbara, March 21-23, 2002, Davidson Library, University of California, Santa Barbara.

You need not be a member of WAML to attend. Cost approximately $30.


Meetings are in 8th floor conference room, Davidson Library, unless otherwise noted.

Wednesday, March 20
6pm Early-bird dinner (no-host) - probably The Beachside (near UCSB)

Thursday, March 21

8:45-11:45am WAML Executive Board meeting (SEL Conference Room) 10am-noon "Map Cataloging Rule Changes in Summer 2002, An Overview" Mary Larsgaard

1:30-1:45pm Welcome

1:45-2:30pm "Shuttle Radar Topography Mission: The World Mapped in 3-D" Dr. Robert Crippen, Jet Propulsion Lab

2:30-3pm "Concept Maps - Geographic Information Visualization" tentative - speaker from Geography Department, UCSB

3-3:30pm break; exhibits

3:30-4:15pm "Santa Barbara Coast from a Digital Point of View" tentative - speaker from Geography Department, UCSB

4:15-4:30pm Close; directions on getting to reception

4:30-5pm in transit to Map Link

5-6pm Map Link reception BRING AN EMPTY SUITCASE!! MapLink has lots of duplicates (city and country folded maps) that they'd love to get rid of ...

Friday, March 22, 2001

8:45-9 Welcome and announcements

9-noon Growing Your Own Digital Library Air photos: Beth Filar, Map Library, U of Colorado, Boulder Air photos: Greg Hajic and Carolyn Jones, MIL, U California SB Maps: Katie Frohmberg, Earth Sciences and Map Library, U California Berkeley Maps: Scott Martin, Library, U California Los Angeles

Break somewhere about 10:15-10:45

noon-1:30pm lunch on your own

1:30-2:30pm "Computer Recognition of Patterns in Aerial Photographs" - tentative; speaker from Electrical and Computing Engineering Dept, UCSB

2:30-3:00pm break

3:45- 5pm Business meeting and Sounding Board

5:30-8pm or thereabouts Banquet, UCSB Faculty Club

Saturday, March 23, 2002

9am-4pm Tour of Santa Barbara Wine Country

4. Contributors this issue

Kathy Rankin krankin@unlv.edu
Trevor Bond -- Phone: 509-335-6693

5. WAML News and Notes

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, 2001

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

Vice President/President Elect
Richard Spohn

Muriel Strickland
2465 Baja Cerro Circle
San Diego, CA 92019

Wendie Helms
Map Collection
Science Library
University of California - Riverside
P.O. Box 5900
Riverside CA 92517-5900
(909) 787-6423

Past President
David Deckelbaum
University of California, Los Angeles
Maps and Government Information
4510 Young Research Library
Box 951575
Los Angeles, CA 90095-1575

Business Manager
Richard E. Soares
P.O. Box 3989
Chico, CA 95927-3989
(530) 898-6882

To submit items for release in News and Notes, contact the Editor, Adonna Fleming acflemi@unco.edu

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