Map Cataloging Workshop
David J. Bertuca, Map Librarian
Maps and cartographic materials (e.g., maps, charts, satellite and aerial photographs, atlases) constitute a large body of important items that have value in all fields of life and learning. Libraries may have special collections or just small files of maps. Either way, these items generally are not given the full access that books and standard format items do. Sometimes this is because there are not enough maps to catalog regularly, or there is no policy regarding this format. No matter what the reason, few institutions have map catalogers, or specialists in working with cartographic materials alone.
Breaks and hands on practice sessions will be added as the day progresses.
Introduction to Maps and Cartographic Materials
Call numbers and Subject Headings
Map Resources online and print
Developing your own map resources and references
Additional Topics and Summary
This workshop is intended to provide basic to intermediate instruction on cataloging maps and cartographic materials. By use of examples and discussion, attendees will be able to catalog such items. At the end of the workshop, participants will:
*learn about the MARC maps format and what
items are included
This workshop will also be useful for librarians who need to handle map and geography reference questions.
Through the use of examples and short exercises with real maps, participants will be able to practice and develop a feel for what is needed to produce catalog records. Examples will include both common and unusual pieces, which will be matched to catalog records to help visualize the creation of the records.
Materials covered in the workshop will include
the key tools, such as AACRII, Cataloging Service Bulletins, LC Schedule
G, LC Subject Headings, LC Map Cataloging Manual, and others. Participants
will also be shown resources developed by associations of map librarians,
and resources developed by the instructor to assist in map cataloging.
|David J. Bertuca, Map Librarian, University at Buffalo.
Last Modified: 22 September 2004
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