Larry W. Laliberte, Editor
University of Oregon - Eugene
Electronic Version - November 2000.1. News
1.1 Karen Siderelis is named USGS Geographic Information Officer
1.2 U.S. Geological Survey Updates
From: Jon Campbell firstname.lastname@example.org to various lists, November 2000.
U.S. Geological Survey Director Charles Groat announced the appointment of Karen Siderelis as the USGS Geographic Information Officer (GIO) effective November 27, 2000. Siderelis has most recently served as director of the Center for Geographic Information for the state of North Carolina.
The power of place-based information can integrate and enhance all of our science at USGS, Groat said. I am confident that Karen has the technical knowledge, the organizational ability, and the initiative to effectively develop and implement our organizational vision for this new position. The responsibilities of the GIO at the USGS will be similar to those of a Chief Information Officer (CIO), a position mandated for all Cabinet departments and recommended for all federal agencies by the 1996 Information Technology Management Reform Act (ITMRA). The USGS is unique among federal agencies, however, in specifically designating this position as a Geographic Information Officer.
The USGS is widely recognized for providing reliable scientific information, said Groat. By establishing the position of a GIO, we want to fully develop the rich potential of geographic information for integrating our scientific findings and for making our science even more accessible to the public. As the GIO, Siderelis will be responsible for guiding the formulation of agency strategies that will provide innovative information management solutions and ensure the integrity of USGS scientific information. She will ensure that USGS information management policy supports its mission and will provide leadership in coordinating USGS scientific information management with other government agencies.
While serving as director of the Center for Geographic Information for the state of North Carolina, Siderelis managed the state's GIS service center and oversaw the development and maintenance of a statewide geographic database. From 1981 to 1991 she was the director of the Land Resources Information Service of the N.C. Department of Environment, Health, and Natural Resources. She has been a member of the Mapping Science Committee of the National Academy of Sciences since 1994 (vice chair since 1997) and has served on the board of the National States Geographic Information Council since 1993 (president, 1998-99).
Siderelis received a master's degree in park management from the University in Georgia in 1976 and a bachelor's degree in education in 1973 from the University in Georgia. She is a fellow of the Royal Geographical Society.
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1.2.1 Subject: DDS-64
The following CD-ROM is now available:
- DDS-64 USGS Mineral Deposit Models by Douglas B. Stoesser and William D. Heran
- Stock number: 01-DDS-0064
- Price: $32.00 plus $5.00 handling per order
This CD-ROM is a compilation of twenty-nine previously published mineral deposit model and related reports of the U.S. Geological Survey. It, in part, reflects a history of mineral deposit model development within the USGS. Model types presented include descriptive, grade-tonnage, geoenvironmental, and geophysical. These models generally are a compilation of the geologic, geochemical, and geophysical characteristics of various types of metallic and nonmetallic mineral deposits. The models list attributes intended to be guides for resource and geoenvironmental studies and for mineral exploration. The models are presented using the lithologic-tectonic environment mineral deposit classification scheme, originally developed by Cox and Singer (1986).
Reference copies of DDS-64 are available to the ESIC's from Reston. Requests for sales copies can be sent to USGS Information Services, Box 25286, Denver, CO 80225 (FAX: 303-202-4693).
1.2.2 Subject: Disc-on-Demand Distribution
The USGS has announced a new distribution method called disc-on-demand. Disc-on-demand distribution will use CD-R (compact disc-recordable) or DVD-R (digital versatile disc-recordable) technology to make limited-audience publications available and affordable. This distribution service is intended primarily for informal publications such as Open-File Reports that are in electronic format.
Prices for disc-on-demand products have been established as follows:
- CD-R $45 for a single CD, $10 for each additional CD in a multiple disc set, plus $5 handling fee per order
- DVD-R $60.00 for a single DVD, $30 for each additional DVD in a multiple disc set, plus $5 handling fee per order
Disc-on-demand products can be ordered through the mail from USGS Information Services, Box 25286, Denver, CO 80225; through the 888-ASK-USGS toll free telephone number; and by FAX at 303-202-4693. Disc-on-demand products will be orderable online through Earth Explorer later in FY01. ESIC's can place orders for customers through DORRAN using product code PP06. The producing site is RMMC; the producing lab is OF. Please include the Open-File Report number on the order ID line.
Open-File-Reports available as CD-R or DVD-R will be identified as disc-on-demand in the catalog New Publications of the U.S. Geological Survey. The September New Publications lists several Open-File-Reports now available for disc-on-demand delivery see: http://pubs.usgs.gov/publications/
1.2.3 Subject: Publications Status Report
The following information products are obsolete and have been discontinued. Please recycle any remaining copies.
- Aerial Photographs of Geologic Features Inside the United States - USGS Internal Form, November 1999
- Aerial Photographs of Geologic Features Outside the United States - USGS Internal Form, November 1999
- Orthophoto Products - Fact sheet dated August 1991
- USGS Node of the National Geospatial Data Clearinghouse - Fact sheet dated January 1995
1.3 Dublin Core for cartographic materials
From: Nancy Kandoian (Chair, CCC Task Force on Using Dublin Core for Cartographic Materials) firstname.lastname@example.org to various lists, November 2000.
A task force on using Dublin Core for cartographic materials seeks your input. In January 2000, the Cataloging and Classification Committee (CCC) of the American Library Association's Map and Geography Round Table (ALA MAGERT) created a task force to study the application of Dublin Core to cartographic materials. Specifically, the committee charged the task force with studying how the Dublin Core framework can best be applied to cartographic materials, in particular for cataloging cartographic materials on the Internet. If appropriate, the task force should suggest additions or modifications to the Dublin Core so that it can better describe and provide access to these materials. The task force expects to make its final report to the CCC in January 2001.
The task force welcomes and hereby solicits input from discussion list participants who have created or are creating Dublin Core records for cartographic materials on the Internet. We would appreciate it if you would bring to our attention the issues that you deal with in applying Dublin Core to cartographic materials. What problems do you see? What ways have you devised to deal with special map characteristics? Also we welcome discussion list participants who search for and use Dublin Core records for cartographic materials in public service (e.g. reference librarians), to send us your comments about the usefulness of the records in describing and providing access to maps on the Internet. You may send your comments to me, or to any other task force member named below. Members of the task force, with their e-mail addresses, are as follows:
- David Allen, email@example.com
- Paula Moehle Church, firstname.lastname@example.org
- Scott McEathron, email@example.com
- Susan Moore, firstname.lastname@example.org
- Andrea Tully, TullyAE@nima.mil
- Nancy Kandoian, chair, email@example.com
The task force has a resource person at OCLC, Ellen Caplan firstname.lastname@example.org, and an ex officio member, Barbara Story email@example.com, who is chair of the CCC.
1.4 Three new states in India
From: Tsering Wangyal Shawa shawatw@Princeton.EDU to various lists, November 2000.
Three new states were created in India and there are Chattisgarh, Uttaranchal, and Jharkhand. Chattisgarh was created on November 1st out of Madhya Pradesh, Uttaranchal on November 9th out of Uttar Pradesh and Jharkhand on November 15th out of Bihar state. For detail administrative maps see http://www.india-today.com/ntoday/extra/remap/chhattisgarh.html
1.5 Microsoft announces that their next office suite will be available through a subscription service
From: Cal Lee firstname.lastname@example.org to various lists, November 2000.
As part of their Office.NET strategy, Microsoft has announced that their next office suite - code named Office 10 - will be available through a subscription service. They plan a release toward the end of the first half of 2001. For more information see: http://www.microsoft.com/PressPass/press/2000/Nov00/SubscriptionPR.aspv
This model still assumes that the software will be installed on the individual workstation. It just gives the user the ability to upgrade the software over the Internet, and Microsoft the ability to shut off most of the functionality of the software if the user fails to renew the subscription (though they can still open, view and print their existing documents).
Microsoft is also planning to offer a license option that is based on hosting the software through application service providers, which will mean that it isn't installed on the users computer but is instead provided as a service when needed from a server over the Internet.
- Slashdot has a discussion of the Microsoft announcement http://slashdot.org/articles/00/11/19/2348258.shtml
- A few related links can be found at: http://www-personal.si.umich.edu/~calz/ermlinks/asp.htm
1.6 Free 2000 GIS ToolKit CD
You can be one of the first to receive the Free 2000 GIS ToolKit CD (no shipping charge either)
The GeoCommunity has collaborated with some of the leading software developers in the GIS industry to provide the latest freeware and product demos, conveniently bundled on a CD-ROM and shipped directly to you. All you need to do is fill out a short registration form and we'll send you the GIS Toolkit. Included are products from:
- Avenza Systems Inc.
- Northwood Technologies Inc.
- Golden Software Inc.
Details Available at: http://www.geocomm.com/gistoolkit/, at this time, only U.S. requests will be processed. International visitors will be able to request the Toolkit next week
1.7 A call for GODORT nominations to the Public Printer's Depository Library Council
From: Marsha L Selmer email@example.com to various lists, November 2000.
The following message is being forwarded to Maps-L at the request of John A. Shuler, Documents Librarian and Associate Professor, University of Illinois at Chicago.
As a member of ALA GODORT's Nominating Committee, I am calling on all of you to suggest names, or volunteer yourself, as a nominee from ALA to serve on the Public Printers Depository Library Council. DLC Nominations are judged by GODORT Steering Committee members on the following criteria:
- Direct current experience relating to the Federal Depository Library Programs
- Regular attendance at state, regional, local or national professional meetings of documents librarians
- Demonstrated ability to work in a group and to follow through on professional obligations
- Knowledge of current information technologies
- Familiarity with the current policies or operational issues relating to the Federal Depository Library Program
If you are interested, please fill out the form found at: http://www.lib.berkeley.edu/GODORT/nominating/. The information may be sent to:
- Arlene A. Weible
- GODORT Nominating Committee Chair
- Federal Depository Coordinator
- Washington State Library
- Government Publications
- PO Box 42460 Olympia, WA 98504
- phone: (360) 704-5225 fax: (360) 664-0424
- e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org
1.8 GIS Specialist, Librarian II/III or M&P 24 - Yale University (Map Collection Research Services and Collections Sterling Memorial Library
Responsibilities: The Yale University Library seeks an energetic Geographic Information Systems (GIS) specialist to develop and implement a successful GIS service and instruction program. The position offers an exciting opportunity to advance the use of digital geospatial analysis and mapping across the Yale campus. The successful candidate will be expected to work closely with colleagues in the Arts Library, Science Libraries, the Social Science Libraries and Information Services, the Social Science Statistical Laboratory, and with subject specialist librarians and area curators throughout the Yale University libraries, including Sterling Memorial Library. The GIS specialist will give special attention to the assessment of student and faculty needs, training and consultation, and the hardware and software requirements for geospatial analysis and mapping. There will also be an opportunity to plan and implement digitization projects based upon the library's extraordinarily rich collection of historic maps and atlases. This position will be located in the Map Collection, along with the Map Curator and one full-time library assistant, and will report directly to the Head of the Research Services and Collections Department. There will also be close working relationship with the Director of the Science Libraries and others appointed to the GIS Library Advisory Council.
- Provides leadership for library-wide GIS public service initiatives including training, general consultation, and the creation of instructional tools for students, faculty, and staff
- In collaboration with others, plans for the hardware and software environments required to run GIS applications in a distributed service environment
- Evaluates and recommends emerging software applications for geospatial data analysis, display, and management, including web-based tools
- Plans and implements instructional and promotional programs and activities for geospatial analysis, display, and management with the objective of integrating GIS skills into teaching and learning at Yale
- Collaborates with select Yale librarians and staff to assess the GIS needs of faculty and students
- Coordinates library GIS services with other campus-wide GIS initiatives and groups such as the GIS Council
- May propose and participate in digital library initiatives using the Map Collection
- Participates in the full range of public services involving maps and atlases in the Map Collection
- Is professionally active, both in the library and nationally
- Graduate degree in relevant field. GIS specialty and ALA accredited MLS preferred
- At least two years of professional work experience with geospatial data and cartographic materials
- Demonstrated familiarity with a variety of geospatial processing software such as ARCView, ARCInfo, MapInfo, ERDA, or PCI
- Familiarity with metadata schemes for geospatial data and cartographic materials
- Experience with GIS needs assessment preferred
- Demonstrated interest in new technologies and a high degree of computer literacy
- Excellent oral, written, and graphic communication skills
- Demonstrated interest in teaching
- Demonstrated commitment to excellent public service
- Ability to take on a leadership role in a challenging and changing environment
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. 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:
- Diane Y. Turner, Director, Human Resources
- Yale University Library
- Source Code EAYU8555
- P.O. Box 208240
- New Haven, CT 06520
- fax (203)432-1806
Yale University is an Equal Opportunity Employer
1.9 GIS and Statistics Specialist - MIT
The MIT Libraries seek an energetic, experienced person to lead in creating and developing a new, campus-wide library service and instruction program in GIS for the MIT community. This individual will work with a multi-disciplinary team of library and IS staff members as well as faculty to assess GIS needs across the campus, to determine library service products and programs, to publicize the new service, and to assist in its provision.
Responsibilities: The specialist will be the Libraries' lead person charged with planning the appropriate level of library GIS services, in cooperation with other GIS sponsors at MIT. He or she will work cooperatively with the GIS technical expert in Information Services, representatives from the Computer Resources Lab in the Department of Urban Studies and Planning and from other academic departments, the Libraries' System Office, and the GIS technical person in Rotch Library, to devise a robust GIS library service in a distributed environment. The specialist will assist colleagues in the Dewey Library (management, political science and economics), the Barker Engineering Library, the Science Library, the Lindgren Library (earth sciences), and the Humanities Library in the application of mapping services to their subject areas. The specialist will be responsible for planning and implementing library instruction programs. The specialist will be located in the Rotch Library of Architecture and Planning, participate fully in its programs and activities, and have public service responsibilities for the Census 2000 data. For GIS responsibilities, the person will report to the Information Technology Librarian for Public Services; for Rotch Library responsibilities, the person will report to the Head, Rotch Library.
Required - Three to five years academic background or experience with geospatial data and a variety of mapping software, including ArcView; excellent interpersonal skills; the ability to share knowledge and excitement in a teaching mode; demonstrated experience in establishing innovative public service programs; working knowledge of national data sources, including the products of the U.S. Bureau of the Census and ICPSR databanks, and experience with various methods of extracting data; ability to organize work independently, to lead, and to work easily in team and collegial roles; a commitment to ongoing professional development and activity.
Preferred - A master's degree in library or information science from an ALA-accredited program or an academic degree in geography; statistical background, training, or experience.
Hiring Salary: $41,000 minimum. Actual salary will depend on experience.
Review of applications will begin on December 18, 2000. Applications must include a cover letter, resume, and names and addresses of three current references and should be mailed to:
- Search Committee for GIS and Statistics Specialist (EL)
- The Libraries, Room 14S-322
- Massachusetts Institute of Technology
- 77 Massachusetts Ave.
- Cambridge, Massachusetts 02139-4307
- (Applications may also be sent via fax to 617-253-0583.)
MIT offers excellent benefits including tuition assistance and a relocation allowance. The MIT Libraries affords a flexible and collegial working environment and fosters professional growth of its staff with management training, travel funding for professional meetings, and a professional research grant program.
MIT is strongly and actively committed to diversity within its community and particularly encourages applications from qualified women and ethnic minority candidates.
1.10 Coordinator of Numeric and Spatial Data Services - University of Michigan Library
Are you an energetic and creative person who enjoys working with spatial and numeric data, enjoys helping undergraduates and faculty work with this data in the classroom and the lab, and who would like to shape an enhanced GIS/numeric data program at a major research library? The University of Michigan is seeking such a creative, enthusiastic individual who will help to shape and direct the libraryís effort to support users of numeric and spatially-related data. With new funding and support from the University, the Library is ready to: define and implement a new GIS Center; expand the library-based GIS and numeric data services available to the campus; and consolidate the libraryís numeric data and GIS activities into one group. The individual in this position will be responsible for shaping and directing these activities. In collaboration with campus-wide initiatives, the library is committed to providing instruction, access, content development and management, and reference and technical assistance to faculty, staff, and students who may use these resources and services for instruction or research.
Responsibility: This position will provide leadership for library-wide GIS/Numeric Data public service initiatives including designing and delivering instruction, reference, and support services for faculty and students and developing the libraryís GIS center/user lab. The successful candidate will also, in collaboration with library and campus users:
- Plan and implement instructional programs and activities for geospatial/numeric analysis, display, and management with the objective of integrating data skills into teaching and learning as needed on the campus
- Develop collections and content by acquiring and linking to data resources
- Evaluate, recommend and implement software, including web-based tools, for accessing, analyzing, and displaying data
- Coordinate metadata definition and cataloging of data resources
- Serve as a resource and referral point for GIS/numeric data products and services on campus
- Train library staff in GIS and numeric data resources and tools in order to distribute basic support of spatial and numeric data in library sites
- Hire and supervise staff, and manage budget and resources
- Work on GIS and numeric data projects across the campus
Qualifications: The ideal candidate will have an ALA accredited Masterís Degree in Library/ Information Science and prior experience in a research library or equivalent research setting OR a relevant Masterís Degree and significant experience in a research or related setting. Knowledge of and demonstrated facility with GIS software, including ARCView, and knowledge of spatial data, databases, data structures, and metadata standards is required, in addition to experience with numeric data, including census data. In addition to a demonstrated interest in new technologies and a high degree of computer literacy, the successful candidate should have the ability to excel as an instructor; the ability to work with a variety of users, library staff, and the University community; excellent oral, written, and graphic communication skills; demonstrated organizational and supervisory skills; and, strong public service and team orientation.
Rank: Rank is anticipated at the Associate, Senior Associate, or Full Librarian level commensurate with the candidateís experience and professional achievement. As a professional appointment at the University of Michigan Library, this position offers full benefits and opportunities for professional development and travel, and participates fully in faculty governance.
Salary & Leave: Final rank and salary dependent on qualifications and experience. Professional positions receive 24 working days of vacation a year, 15 days of sick leave a year with provisions for extended benefits.
Retirement Plan: TIAA/CREF retirement plan; Fidelity Investments.
Application: Review of applications will begin on January 15, 2001 and continue until the position is filled. (Contact 734-764-2546 for further information.) Please send cover letter and resume to:
- Lucy Cohen, Manager, Library Human Resources
- 404 Hatcher Graduate Library North
- University of Michigan
- Ann Arbor, MI 48109-1205
The University of Michigan is a non-discriminatory, affirmative action employer.
2.1 New Mapping of Western North America by Ken Rockwell
United States. Bureau of Land Management. Northern Field Office Alaska. White Mountains National Recreation Area : winter trails. 1 map, scale 1:250,000. U.S. Dept. of the Interior, BLM, pub. 2000. OCLC: 45242823.
Patton, William Wallace and Moll-Stalcup, Elizabeth Jean. Geologic map of the Nulato quadrangle, west-central Alaska. Scale 1:250,000. USGS Geologic investigations series no. I-2677, pub. 2000. Web access: http://geopubs.wr.usgs.gov/i-map/i2677/ and ftp ftp://wrgis.wr.usgs.gov/pub/i-map/i2677/ . OCLC: 45200107
DeLorme Mapping Company. Alaska atlas & gazetteer : GPS grids, topo maps of the entire state : every geographic feature indexed. 3rd ed., 156 p., scale 1:300,000. Yarmonth, Me. : DeLorme, 2000. ISBN: 0899332897 OCLC: 45184259ARIZONA
Billingsley, George H. ; Wenrich, Karen J. ; Huntoon, Peter W. Breccia-pipe and geologic map of the southeastern part of the Hualapai Indian Reservation and vicinity, Arizona. 2 maps, scale 1:48,000. USGS Geologic investigations series no. I-2643, pub. 2000. OCLC: 45192890
Hereford, Richard. Map showing Quaternary geology and geomorphology of the Lees Ferry area, Arizona. 1 map, scale 1:2000. UGSG Geologic investigations series no. I-2663 pub. 2000. Web access: http://geopubs.wr.usgs.gov/i-map/i2663/ OCLC: 45161815
MapMEDIA Corp. British Columbia road atlas. 41p., ed. 2000. Whitby, Ont. : MapArt. ISBN: 1551981130. OCLC: 45206993
Powell, Robert E. ; Matti, Jonathan C. Geologic map and digital database of the Cougar Buttes 7.5í quadrangle, San Bernardino County, California. 1 website, original scale 1:24,000. ed., version 1.0, last modified 10/17/00. U.S. Geological Survey open-file report; 00-175, pub. 2000. Web access: http://geopubs.wr.usgs.gov/open-file/of00-175/ OCLC: 45226034
Miller, Fred K. ; Matti, Jonathan C. ; Brown, Howard J. Digital Geologic Map of the Butler Peak 7.5' quadrangle, San Bernardino County, California. 1 website. ed. Online version 1.0, last modified 10/17/00. U.S. Geological Survey open-file report; 00-145, pub. 2000. Web access: http://geopubs.wr.usgs.gov/open-file/of00-145/ OCLC: 45224759
Graymer, R. W. Geologic map and map database of the Oakland metropolitan area, Alameda, Contra Costa, and San Francisco Counties, California. 1 website, original scale 1:50,000. ed., version 1.0, 7/17/00. Miscellaneous field studies; MF-2324; Variation: Miscellaneous field studies; map MF-2324. pub. 2000. Web access: http://geopubs.wr.usgs.gov/map-mf/mf2342/ or ftp: ftp://geopubs.wr.usgs.gov/pub/map-mf/mf2342/ OCLC: 45216120
Wahrhaftig, Clyde. Geologic map of the Tower Peak quadrangle, central Sierra Nevada, California. 1 map, scale 1:62,500. Geologic investigations series; I-2697. pub. 2000. Web access: http://geopubs.wr.usgs.gov/i-map/i2697/ or ftp: ftp://geopubs.wr.usgs.gov/pub/i-map/i2697/ OCLC: 4516264
Gundlach, Erich R. Sensitivity of coastal environments to spilled oil, Southern California. 1 atlas, scale 1:24,000. Columbia, S.C. Research Planning Institute, pub. 1999. OCLC: 45123491
Link, P. K. ; Stanford, Loudon R. ; Freed, Jane S. Geologic map compilation of Pocatello 30 x 60 minute quadrangle, Idaho. 1 map, scale 1:100,000. Moscow, Idaho; Idaho Geological Survey, University of Idaho Technical Report; 99-2, pub. 1999. OCLC: 45242427
Rodgers, David Walter. ; Othberg, Kurt L. ; Freed, Jane S. Geologic map of the Pocatello South quadrangle, Bannock and Power Counties, Idaho. 1 map, scale 1:24,000. Moscow, Idaho; Idaho Geological Survey, University of Idaho, Geologic map series 26, pub. 1999. OCLC: 45242322
Breckenridge, Roy M. ; Othberg, Kurt L. Surficial geologic map of the Hayden quadrangle, Kootenai County, Idaho. 1 map, scale 1:24,000. Moscow, Idaho; Idaho Geological Survey, University of Idaho, Surficial geology map series no. 8, pub. 1999. OCLC: 45242202
Breckenridge, Roy M. ; Othberg, Kurt L. Surficial geologic map of the Coeur d'Alene quadrangle, Kootenai County, Idaho. 1 map, 1:24,000. Moscow, Idaho; Idaho Geological Survey, University of Idaho, Surficial geology map series, no. 7, pub. 1999. OCLC: 45242168
Barlow & Haun, Inc. Structure contour map of the Overthrust Belt : Wyoming, Utah & Idaho. 1 map on 3 sheets, scale 1:126,720. Casper, Wyo.; Rocky Mountain Map Co., ed. rev. 2000. OCLC: 45189331
MacInnis, James D. ; Buchanan, John P. The Spokane Valley-Rathdrum Prairie aquifer atlas. Coeur d'Alene, Idaho; Idaho Dept. of Environmental Quality, pub. 2000. OCLC: 45141092
Barlow & Haun, Inc. Structure contour map ofÖ Williston Basin. 1 map on 9 sheets, scale 1:126,720. Casper, Wyo.; Rocky Mountain Map Co., ed. rev. 2000. OCLC: 45167395
Nutt, Connie J. Geologic map of the Alligator Ridge area, including the Buck Mountain East and Mooney Basin Summit quadrangles and parts of the Sunshine Well NE and Long Valley Slough quadrangles, White Pine County, Nevada. 1 map, scale 1:24,000. USGS Geologic investigations series; I-2691 pub. 2000 OCLC: 45202868
Atlas of Oregon's wild forests. 1 atlas 15 p., scale not given. Portland, Or.; Oregon Natural Resources Council, pub. 2000. OCLC: 45199062 vs. 45164750
Barlow & Haun, Inc. Structure contour map of east central Utah. 1 map on 2 sheets, scale 1:126,720. Casper, Wyo.; Rocky Mountain Map Co. ed. rev. 2000 OCLC: 45188931
Barlow & Haun, Inc. Structure contour map of Uinta Basin, Utah. 1 map on 2 sheets, scale 1:126,720. Casper, Wyo.; Rocky Mountain Map Co., ed. rev. 2000. OCLC: 45167290
Biek, Robert F. Interim geologic map of the Center Creek quadrangle, Wasatch County, Utah. 1 map, scale 1:24,000. Utah Geological Survey, Open-file report; 370, pub. 2000 OCLC: 45116608
Hintze, Lehi F. Digital geologic map of Utah. 1 computer optical disc. Utah Geological Survey, Utah Department of Natural Resources in cooperation with United States Geological Survey, Map; 179DM, pub. 2000. OCLC: 45121985
Hylland, Michael D. Interim geologic map of the Clear Creek Mountain quadrangle, Kane County, Utah. 1 map, scale 1:24,000. Utah Geological Survey Open-file report; 371, pub. 2000 OCLC: 45116411
Shubat, Michael A. Geologic map of the Picture Rock Hills quadrangle, Juab County, Utah. 1 map, scale 1:24,000. Utah Geological Survey, Miscellaneous publication; 99-3, pub. 1999. OCLC: 45233890
Shubat, Michael A. ; Felger, Tracey J. ; King, Jonathan K. Geologic map of the Keg Mountain Ranch quadrangle, Juab County, Utah. 1 map, scale 1:24,000. Utah Geological Survey, Miscellaneous publication; 99-5, pub. 1999. OCLC: 45233842
Shubat, Michael A. ; Christenson, Gary. E. Geologic map of the Keg Pass quadrangle, Juab County, Utah. 1 map, scale 1:24,000. Utah Geological Survey, Miscellaneous publication; 99-4, pub. 1999. OCLC: 45177968
Weiss, Malcolm P., Sprinkel, Douglas A. Interim geologic map of the Manti 7.5' quadrangle, Sanpete County, Utah. 1 map, scale 1:24,000. Utah Geological Survey, Open-file report; 372, pub. 2000 OCLC: 45162419
Coe, Jeffrey A. Preliminary map showing landslide densities, mean recurrence intervals, and exceedance probabilities as determined from historic records, Seattle, Washington. USGS Open-file report; 00-0303, pub. 2000. Web access: http://greenwood.cr.usgs.gov/pub/open-file-reports/ofr-00-0303/ OCLC: 45223345
Walsh, Timothy J. Geologic map of Washington - southwest quadrant, digital edition. 1 website, original scale 1:250,000. USGS Open-file report; 99-382, pub. 1999. Web access: http://geopubs.wr.usgs.gov/open-file/of99-382/ or ftp: ftp://geopubs.wr.usgs.gov/pub/open-file/of99-382/ OCLC: 45213998
Barlow & Haun, Inc. Structure contour map of the Hanna Basin, Wyoming. 1 map, scale 1:126,720. Casper, Wyo.; Rocky Mountain Map Co., ed. Rev. 2000 OCLC: 45241880
Barlow & Haun, Inc. Structure contour map of the Overthrust Belt : Wyoming, Utah & Idaho. 1 map on 3 sheets, scale 1:126,720. Casper, Wyo. :; Rocky Mountain Map Co., ed. Rev 2000 OCLC: 45189331
2.2 Other New Materials
2.2.1 Atlas of Oregon's wild forests
Atlas of Oregon's wild forests. 1 atlas, 15 p. Portland, Or. : Oregon Natural Resources Council, pub. 2000 OCLC: 45199062
2.3 Articles of Interest
2.3.1 Ifla Journal. 2000 vol. 26, no. 3, pg. 203
- Lamble, William H. Genealogical Geography: place identification in the Map Library.
2.3.2 Photogrammetric Engineering & Remote Sensing. October 2000 vol. 66, no. 10, pg. 1209
- Franklin, Janet, Woodcock, Curtis E. and Warbington, Ralph. Multi-Attribute Vegetation maps of Forest Service Lands in California supporting resource management decisions.
2.3.3 NASA Science News for Nov. 15, 2000
- Lighting Up the Ecosphere: Using satellite images of city lights at night, NASA scientists are mapping the spread of urban areas around the globe and monitoring their impact on our planet's ecosystem. Full story is available at: http://science.nasa.gov/headlines/y2000/ast15nov_1.htm
2.3.4 Scientific American
- Menduno, Michael. Atlas Shrugged : When it comes to online road maps, why you canít (always) get there from here http://www.sciam.com/2000/1100issue/1100scicit3.html
2.3.5 Western Association of Map Libraries Information Bulletin. March 2000 vol. 31, no. 2
- James, Nigel. MapInfo Professional: An easy guide. Now online at: http://www.bodley.ox.ac.uk/guides/maps/
2.4 Internet Resources
2.4.1 Pre-Election maps for Arizona
From: Linda Zellmer Linda.Zellmer@asu.edu to various lists, November 2000.
Pre-Election maps for Arizona. You can view them at : http://www.asu.edu/lib/hayden/govdocs/maps/azelecmaps.htm
2.4.2 Digital Imaging Tutorial
Moving Theory into Practice: Digital Imaging Tutorial by Cornell University Library is a comprehensive tutorial on digitizing and preserving documents. Topics covered here include terminology, conversion concepts, quality control, metadata, file management, document delivery and links to additional educational resources relevant to digitization. The site is available at: http://www.library.cornell.edu/preservation/tutorial
3.1 Upcoming National Conferences, Seminars, Talks, etc.
- The Power of Place - Geography Awareness Week at USGS
Where we live and work and recreate; where water, food, and energy come from; and how the cities, farmlands, forests, and oceans of the world interrelate are important questions. Location matters deeply to everyone -- in many ways that are obvious and, in many other ways that are overlooked. The U.S. Geological Survey is proud to add its support to national Geography Awareness Week, November 12-18.
At USGS, geography awareness is an ongoing practice that unites the bureau's wide- ranging natural science mission, and the concept of place is central to organizing our vast stores of scientific data, said USGS associate director for geography, Barbara Ryan. Geography Awareness Week is a wonderful opportunity to educate Americans, young and old, on the importance of understanding the geographic world around us. In addition, the USGS is also celebrating GIS Day, November 15th. Computer-driven geographic information systems enable us to see the place-based relationship of widely varied conditions and events. At USGS, GIS is used in nearly all scientific applications including studies of human health and the environment (such as West Nile virus), natural hazards (earthquakes, volcanoes, floods), the quality of the nation's water, changing habitats of threatened plants and animals species, and many others.
In keeping with this year's theme Here Today, Here Tomorrow: A Geographic Focus on Conservation, the USGS has created a web site http://www.usgs.gov/education/living/geography/ highlighting exciting and fun activities on learning geography. By visiting the web site, you can browse through the USGS National Atlas and design a map, view satellite images from Earthshots, discover famous places, or see if you can find your own backyard on the Microsoft Terraserver. Reference and educational material such as Helping Your Child Learn Geography, Finding Your Way with Map and Compass, and Working with Maps are also available on the web site or can be ordered from any USGS Earth Science Information Center (ESIC). For more information about these and other available products, contact any ESIC at 1-888-ASK-USGS. USGS scheduled activities include:
- California - Geography will be the focus of tours at the USGS Visitors Center during the week (located at 345 Middlefield Road, Menlo Park, CA). Stop by and browse through the wide selection of maps at the ESIC, open Monday-Friday from 8 am to 4 pm. Also, take time to check out the many displays of current research around campus with our self-guided tour.
- Missouri - Hands-on activities in reading and using maps as wells as presentations using geographic information systems (GIS) will be given by employees from the Mid-Continent Mapping Center to 8th grade science classes in Camdenton, Mo. Cartographers and geographers will also host the Geopardy game at the Rolla Middle School Geography Night.
- Colorado - Visit a large exhibit of USGS maps, posters, teacher guides and other educational materials related to geography at the USGS Rocky Mountain Mapping Center in Denver, Colo., (Building 810 at the USGS map sales office, Denver Federal Center, 303-202-4000, open from 8 am to 4 pm weekdays). The Center will also conduct tours and presentations on GIS as part of GIS Day, November 15. In addition, USGS cartographers and geographers will visit local schools and will conduct workshops for Girl Scouts to explore mapping and geography.
- South Dakota - GIS will be the focus when cartographers and geographers from the USGS EROS Data Center in Sioux Falls, S.D., visit Rose Bud Sioux Indian Reservation. In addition, visitors will also be able to tour the Center and learn more about GIS and satellite aerial imagery.
- Virginia - Map reading skills, geography facts and state identification will be the focus for area school groups that will tour the USGS National Center Visitors Center during the week (located at 12201 Sunrise Valley Drive, Reston, Va.). In addition, visitors will have the opportunity to visit several displays that highlight USGS products and services.
As the nation's largest water, earth and biological science and civilian mapping agency, the USGS works in cooperation with more than 2,000 organizations across the country to provide reliable, impartial, scientific information to resource managers, planners, and other customers. This information is gathered in every state by USGS scientists to minimize the loss of life and property from natural disasters, contribute to the sound conservation, economic and physical development of the nation's natural resources, and enhance the quality of life by monitoring water, biological, energy and mineral resources.
From: Karen Wood email@example.com to various lists, November 2000.
- The ALA Midwinter Meeting will be held in Washington D.C. from January 12-January 17. For more information see: http://www.sunysb.edu/libmap/magprogs.htm
Chris Kollen, (Chair of the ALA Map and Geography Round Table) notes that since the meeting is in Washington, D.C. MAGERT thought it would be a great opportunity to have a field trip to one of the federal agencies. As a result, on Tuesday afternoon, January 16th, from 1:15-2:45 pm arrangements have been made to go on the Behind the Scenes Tour of the National Archives. Let Chris know firstname.lastname@example.org if you're planning on coming, as the tour is limited to 40 people.
- A Bird's Eye View of New Hampshire Towns: http://www.nhhistory.org/birdseyeviews.html Reflect on the glory of New Hampshire's towns depicted in an exhibition of late 19th-century lithographs on view at the New Hampshire Historical Society's Tuck Library at 30 Park Street, Concord through April 28, 2001. Called Downtown New Hampshire: A Bird's Eye View of Change Over Time, the exhibition includes views of 23 different New Hampshire communities, spanning the state from Colebrook to Keene. Admission is free. The Tuck Library is open Tuesday through Saturday from 9:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. For more information, call 603/225-3381.
- Map and Chart Library Forum: Cooperative Map Cataloging January 13, 2001 (Saturday) 5:30-7:00 pm Library of Congress, Geography and Map Division Room B01, Madison Building, 1st and Independence Avenue, Washington, D.C. 20540
Map enthusiasts! Attending ALA Mid Winter Conference in Washington, DC? Or planning to be in the area? Mark your calendars for the Map and Chart Library Forum. The Geography & Map Division of the Library of Congress (LC) and the National Imagery and Mapping Agency (NIMA) are co-hosting an adhoc forum to discuss issues with respect to cataloging and sharing map/chart library records. Both NIMA and LC have been engaged in exchanging MARC formatted records between libraries. Issues such as record content/data format for both hardcopy and digital map/chart holdings have surfaced.
This forum is open to all who have an interest in standardizing, cataloging and/or sharing map/chart library records. Based on community interest, this forum may be continued or expanded in the future. Please RSVP to either:
- The Washington Map Society (WMS) announces the 2001 schedule of meetings. All meetings are open to WMS members and non-members alike, without charge. We encourage and welcome all to attend.
- Jan 11 - Pam van Ee and Heather Wanser of the Library of Congress Conservation and the Individual Map Collector
- Feb 15 - Prof. Harold Brodsky (Univ of MD) The Holy Land Map of Avraham bar Yaacov, Amsterdam, 1695
- Feb 27 - The Map Auction Business Today: Cartography from the FIAT LUX Library, a Field Trip to Waverly Auctions, Bethesda, MD with a presentation by WMS Member/ Waverly Owner Dale Sorenson and remarks by Eric Wolf.
- Mar 2 - 4 - Washington Antiquarian Book and Print Fair}
- Mar 22 - Pierre Sales Innovation: Reformatting History and Education
- Apr 19 - FIELD TRIP National Geographic, Washington, DC Development of the 7th Edition of the National Geographic World Atlas
- Apr 21 - (NEW) FIELD TRIP to New York City to see the NY Public Library Exhibit Heading West: Mapping the Territory and visit the NY Antiquarian Book Fair (map dealers present too)
- May xx - Annual Dinner and President's Presentation (date to be announced)
For further information, contact Tom Sander, program chairman, at 703-426-2880, or by e-mail at email@example.com
3.2 Upcoming International Conferences, Seminars, Talks, etc.
- The Australian Map Circle (AMC) 2001 Conference will be held in Hobart, Tasmania, from 4 to 7 February 2001. The information and registration brochure for the Australian Map Circle's 2001 conference is now available, along with additional information about the conference at: http://www.lib.unimelb.edu.au/collections/maps/amc/. If anyone would like a hardcopy of the conference brochure posted to them, please contact John Cain at the address below
- John Cain
- Secretary - Australian Map Circle
- phone: +61-3-8344 8416 (bh)
- fax: +61-3-9347 0974
- Call for papers for Map India 2001, an international conference and Exhibition on GIS/GPS/ RS to be held during February 7-8, 2001 at New Delhi India. The major theme of the conference is on Mobile Mapping. Last Date for Submission of Abstracts 15 November 2000. For details visit http://www.mapindia.org/call.htm
- History of Cartography Seminar - Cambridge University, Autumn Programme 2000-2001
- November 8: Andrew Merrills The Understanding of Africa in Late Antiquity
- November 29: Ananya Kabir Cartography, Narrative and Ekphrasis in Walter of Ch‚tillon's Alexandreis
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