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Discussion New resources from NYPL

by Jessica Clemons on Wed, Apr 2, 2014 at 10:00 am

New York Public Library releases 20,000+ Open Access Maps http://on.nypl.org/1iZQlmm free to use and high res!

Event MAGIRT Online Presence Oversight Committee Meeting Via Skype - February 17, 2014 - Noon MST

by Tracey Hughes on Wed, Feb 5, 2014 at 12:49 pm

Please let Tracey Hughes, Chair of the MAGIRT Online Presence Oversight Committee, know if you are interested in attending our meeting via Skype.  She can be reached at thughes@coloradomtn.edu.

Potential agenda items include brainstorming on ways to better integrate and make accessible base line content, and video tutorials and PDF guides for how to use the LibGuide.

All MAGIRT or potential MAGIRT members are welcome to join.  Thanks!

Event MAGIRT Exec Board & Membership Meeting 1/26/2014

by Kathleen Weessies on Sun, Jan 26, 2014 at 06:55 am

MAGIRT Executive Board Agenda – January 26, 2014
1:30pm EST/ 12:30pm CST / 11:30 MST / 11am PST

Marriott Room 402

Call to Order

Approval of Past Meeting Minutes (if any)

Officer Reports (apprising the group on what has happened since our last meeting)

MAGIRT Executive Board Agenda – January 26, 2014
1:30pm EST/ 12:30pm CST / 11:30 MST / 11am PST

Marriott Room 402

Call to Order

Approval of Past Meeting Minutes (if any)

Officer Reports (apprising the group on what has happened since our last meeting)

  • Chair (including news from the Round Table Coordinating Assembly)
  • Vice Chair (Emerging Leader Project, Social Events @ Midwinter, Nominations activity)
  • Past Chair (Governing Documents, Nominations & Awards)
  • Treasurer (Budget 2015, we hope it will come to a vote)
  • Secretary


Committee/Discussion Group/Liaison Reports

  • Cataloging & Classification Committee – Susan
  • Education Committee – Wade (please describe your education outcomes derived from the Core Competencies)
  • GeoTech Committee – Pete
  • Membership & Marketing Committee – Jessica
  • Online Presence Oversight Committee – Tracey
  • Program Planning Committee (Annual 2014 and 2015)- Kathleen & Paige
  • Publications Committee – Roger
  • GIS Discussion Group – Angela
  • Map Collection Management Discussion Group – Marcy Bidney

Discussion items

  • I don’t know if this should go under ‘new business’ or if it should count under the budget discussion:  We should discuss and vote if possible on further support of the Spectrum Scholarship.
  • Stipends for elected positions(submitted by Tracey)
  • Pete Reehling's journal is about to launch, "Applied GIS: Library & Information Science Section".  The primary submission is a map or GIS project, any text portion would supplement the map or dataset rather than the traditional 'other-way-around'.  Pete invites MAGIRT to take a role in this, and the possibilities are many.  We can be a source of peer reviewers, we can be 'co-publisher' (what that would mean I don't know, we could be 'sponsor' (what that would mean I don't know).   Pete would like us to tell him what we want our role to be.
  • Other possible New Business: MAGIRT’s Wikipedia entry (Kathleen)


Adjournment

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Discussion ALA Emerging Leaders Project

by Jessica Clemons on Sat, Jan 25, 2014 at 08:15 am

MAGIRT is sponsoring an emerging leaders project this year. The title is: MAGIRT Assessment and Outreach Capabilities. They seems like a really bright group! We look forward to working closely with them. 

File Open_Geoportal_and_EVGeoCloud_Functionality_Matrix

by Angela M. Lee on Sat, Jan 25, 2014 at 12:52 pm

XLSX File, 18.77 KB

Discussion Map Presentations at the Library of Congress Booth, 925, ALA Exhibit Hall

by Colleen Cahill on Sat, Jan 18, 2014 at 11:15 am

Maps of the American Presidency by Min Zhang & Tammy Wong on Saturday, January 25, 2014

Maps of the American Presidency by Min Zhang & Tammy Wong on Saturday, January 25, 2014

LC not only has a rich collection of maps owned and made by past presidents, but we also make maps about presidents and vice presidents.

 

Election maps by Min Zhang & Tammy Wong, on Sunday, January 26, 2014

What were election maps like in pre-Civil War times? When did we start to designate red states and blue states, and who started it.

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Discussion MAGIRT update to the Round Table Coordinating Assembly

by Kathleen Weessies on Sat, Jan 18, 2014 at 01:34 pm

Each round table was invited to submit a blurb summarizing our activities over the last year.  I'm going to paste the MAGIRT blurb below.  It sounds awfully braggy, but I couldn't help it - we're the coolest round table!

 

Each round table was invited to submit a blurb summarizing our activities over the last year.  I'm going to paste the MAGIRT blurb below.  It sounds awfully braggy, but I couldn't help it - we're the coolest round table!

 

Map and Geospatial Information Round Table (MAGIRT)
MAGIRT has transitioned to holding virtual meetings in-between conferences. The Executive Board tends to meet about 3 times in-between conferences and committees are encouraged to meet at least once in between conferences. Committees have the option of meeting at the conferences, but most elect not to except for the Executive Board. Mainly we use Skype, but have also experimented with Blackboard and Adobe Connect. Conference calls remain a viable failsafe method of meeting. About a year ago MAGIRT began subscribing to the popular Libguides content management system. We have both a public guide and a couple private guides for internal use. Some Libguide boxes feed through automatically to our website, which makes it easier to edit content without prevailing upon our webmaster to make changes. Our original wish was to link the best content boxes made by our members through to a MAGIRT guide, but the vendor does not yet allow cross-institutional box sharing. We send our ALA Connect announcements through to a feed on our website and also through to our twitter feed and Facebook page. We’ve made a couple of short online videos for our members on how to use the ALA Connect site and how to use Skype for committee meetings. These were by no means professional productions, just ‘quick and dirty’ videos to help our membership. MAGIRT has also launched a webinar series and has hosted 3 so far. The recordings are available on our Libguide. This summer in Las Vegas we are hosting the program “The Accidental Map Librarian” which will provide advice from our member experts on understanding the basics of maps and map collection management, both paper and digital.

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Discussion Sneak Peek at Annual 2014 Las Vegas ALA Programs

by Kathleen Weessies on Fri, Jan 17, 2014 at 07:58 am

ALA released a sneak peek at the programs to be offered at the ALA Annual Conference in Las Vegas, June 2014.  MAGIRT's program, The Accidental Map Librarian, will be Saturday June 28th at 1:00-2:30pm.

If you'd like to start pre-planning your Annual schedule, take a look at the attached spreadsheet. 

Discussion Slight Schedule Change for Exec Board at ALA Midwinter 2014

by Kathleen Weessies on Thu, Jan 16, 2014 at 02:43 pm

The MAGIRT Executive Board Meeting on Sunday January 26th will begin at 1:30pm rather than 1pm.  It is in the Philadelphia Marriott Downtown (1201 Market St), room 402.

The MAGIRT Executive Board Meeting on Sunday January 26th will begin at 1:30pm rather than 1pm.  It is in the Philadelphia Marriott Downtown (1201 Market St), room 402.

The ALA Conference Scheduler reports it as starting at 1pm because ALA locks us into specific meeting time slots.  We’re going to allow an extra half hour so people have a little more time for lunch.  We have the room up until 4pm, but I expect we’ll be done with the Board Meeting before then, maybe we’ll be done be 3pm?  At least we won’t have other groups breathing down our necks to use the room before us and after us.

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Discussion Midwinter 2014 Schedule of MAGIRT-sponsored events **Revised**

by Kathleen Weessies on Thu, Jan 16, 2014 at 02:33 pm

MAGIRT Schedule

ALA Midwinter Conference

Philadelphia, PA; January 24-26, 2014

 

Date

Time

Event

MAGIRT Schedule

ALA Midwinter Conference

Philadelphia, PA; January 24-26, 2014

 

Date

Time

Event

Location

Fri

Jan

24

02:00 pm 05:00 pm

Tour of a prominent map store

Details to be announced

Fri

Jan

24

6:00 pm

Dutch Treat Dinner

To be announced

Sat

Jan

25

08:30 am 10:00 am

GIS Discussion Group

Mariott-Franklin 04

Sat

Jan

25

10:30am-11:30 am

Map Collection Management Discussion Group

Mariott-Franklin 04

Sat

Jan

25

01:00 pm 02:30 pm

Program Planning Meeting – 2014 and 2015

Marriott-Room 407

Sat

Jan

25

01:00 pm 02:30 pm

Any MAGIRT Committees or task groups

Marriott-Room 407

Sat

Jan

25

3:00 pm 4:00 pm

OpenGeoPortal and EVGeoCloud Conversation

Marriott-Room 407

Sun

Jan

26

08:30 am 10:00 am

ALCTS CaMMS / MAGIRT Cartographic Resources Cataloging Interest Group

Phil. Conv. Ctr.-104 A

Sun

Jan

26

10:30 am-11:30 am

Cataloging and Classification Committee (CCC) Meeting

Phil. Conv. Ctr.-104 A

Sun

Jan

26

1:30 pm -3:00 pm

Executive Board Meeting II (MAGIRT) (note: we have the room 1pm-4pm)

Marriott Room 402

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  • Provides a forum to increase the availability, use, and bibliographic control of map and geography collections
  • Increases communication and cooperation between map and geography librarians and other librarians
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