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Discussion MAGIRT update to the Round Table Coordinating Assembly

by Kathleen Weessies (non-member) 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 (non-member) 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 (non-member) 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 (non-member) 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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Discussion MAGIRT Exec Board Meeting 1/16/2014

by Kathleen Weessies (non-member) on Wed, Jan 15, 2014 at 03:37 pm

MAGIRT Executive Board Agenda – January 16, 2013
2pm EST/ 1pm CST / Noon MST / 11am PST

Meeting by Adobe Connect

 

Connect to meeting: https://connect.msu.edu/magirt1162014/

MAGIRT Executive Board Agenda – January 16, 2013
2pm EST/ 1pm CST / Noon MST / 11am PST

Meeting by Adobe Connect

 

Connect to meeting: https://connect.msu.edu/magirt1162014/

You must have a microphone and speakers, preferably in the form of a headset, to participate.  And Flash has to be installed.  I will join the meeting room about 15 minutes early, you can join me to test your microphones & things.  Also, Nancy Kandoian and I are going to do a check at 11am on Thursday (EST).

Call to Order

Approval of Past Meeting Minutes

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

  • Chair
  • Vice Chair (Emerging Leader Project, Social Events @ Midwinter)
  • Past Chair (Governing Documents, Nominations & Awards)
  • Treasurer (Budget)
  • Secretary


Committee/Discussion Group Reports (i.e. apprising the group on what has happened since our last meeting)

  • 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
  • Publications Committee – Roger
  • GIS Discussion Group – Angela
  • Map Collection Management Discussion Group – Marcy Bidney

Old Business (i.e. Ongoing Business)

  • Program Planning 2014 & 2015 - Kathleen
  • Vice Chair (Emerging Leader Project, Social Events @ Midwinter)
  • Treasurer (Budget)  -- Budget 2015


New Business

  • A proposal to offer travel reimbursements to officers

Announcements

Adjournment

Next Exec Board Meeting Date

Exec Board 2: Sunday January 26, 2014, 1:30-3:00pm, Marriott Room 402

 

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Discussion Short video on using ALA Connect

by Kathleen Weessies (non-member) on Mon, Nov 25, 2013 at 10:08 am

This 4:26 video shows how to log in, change your settings, and post new information.

Click Here for Video

 

 

 

Discussion GIS Day today!

by Jessica Clemons on Wed, Nov 20, 2013 at 08:37 am

Happy  to all the geo/GIS librarians out there. What is your favorite map map/app?

Discussion Source of U.S. Census Data during the governmental shutdown

by Roger Knouff on Wed, Oct 2, 2013 at 09:10 pm

For researchers needing the detailed decennial U.S. Census data tables and American Community Survey sampled data tables, the National Historical Geographic Information System (NHGIS) https://www.nhgis.org/ provides census and American Community Survey data.  Census information spans from 1790 to recent American Community Surveys.  

Don’t let the GIS part scare you.  The tables with the data are downloaded separately from the GIS shapefiles.  

For researchers needing the detailed decennial U.S. Census data tables and American Community Survey sampled data tables, the National Historical Geographic Information System (NHGIS) https://www.nhgis.org/ provides census and American Community Survey data.  Census information spans from 1790 to recent American Community Surveys.  

Don’t let the GIS part scare you.  The tables with the data are downloaded separately from the GIS shapefiles.  

Registration is required.  The interface will be familiar to frequent users of U.S. Census data.

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Discussion Agenda, MAGIRT Exec Board Meeting Tuesday August 28, 2013

by Kathleen Weessies (non-member) on Sun, Aug 25, 2013 at 09:47 pm

The Agenda for the MAGIRT Executive Board Meeting.  Tuesday August 28, 2013.  1pm EDT, noon CDT, 11am MDT, and 10am PDT or Arizona time.

If you are not on the Board and wish to attend, please email the chair Kathleen Weessies weessie2@msu.edu ahead of time with your skype name so you may be added to the call.

 

The Agenda for the MAGIRT Executive Board Meeting.  Tuesday August 28, 2013.  1pm EDT, noon CDT, 11am MDT, and 10am PDT or Arizona time.

If you are not on the Board and wish to attend, please email the chair Kathleen Weessies weessie2@msu.edu ahead of time with your skype name so you may be added to the call.

 

  • · Quick business (15 minutes)
    • o Welcome from Chair
    • o Approval of minutes from June 30 (Exec Board 2)
    • o John Olson to replace Steve Rogers as base line editor? -- Roger
    • o MAGIRT Manual proposed change: base line editor position description -- Tracey
  • · Paige & Susan Webinar (10 minutes)
    • o Recap – Paige and Susan
    • o Discussion of ‘best practices’ for future webinars
  • · Annual Conference 2014 (10 minutes)
    • o Status of program planning - Kathleen
    • o Is the poster session on or off?
    • o Status of social events planning -- Paige
  • · Liaisonships & activism in a post-CUAC world (15 minutes)
  • · MAGIRT-sponored Emerging Leader Project (10 minutes)
    • o deadline is in October
  • · Announcements -- everyone (15 minutes)
  • · Adjournment
  • · For the remaining 45 minutes people might choose to have break-out conversations about ongoing projects.

 

This format is intended to allow more time for discussion on key topics. The “Exec Board 1 & 2” meetings associated with each conference will be structured in the traditional way.

 

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Discussion Recording of "Maps the RDA Way-the Sequel" now available!

by Carol McAuliffe on Fri, Jul 26, 2013 at 11:44 am

On Monday July 22, 2013, Paige Andrew and Susan Moore reprised their roles as leaders in RDA map cataloging to host a question-answer session in an ALA-hosted webinar.  Some questions presented at the webinar had arisen in the successful program held at the ALA Annual Conference in June 2013, "Maps the RDA Way: Come Catalog a Map with Us!" while others were brought by attendees directly to the webinar.

On Monday July 22, 2013, Paige Andrew and Susan Moore reprised their roles as leaders in RDA map cataloging to host a question-answer session in an ALA-hosted webinar.  Some questions presented at the webinar had arisen in the successful program held at the ALA Annual Conference in June 2013, "Maps the RDA Way: Come Catalog a Map with Us!" while others were brought by attendees directly to the webinar.

For those that missed the Q&A session, the webinar was recorded and is posted on the MAGIRT's Map & Geospatial Resources LibGuide.  http://magirt.ala.libguides.com/trainingsandpresentations

Also, available is a document that addresses some remaining questions that couldn't be addressed at the webinar.  They include questions about the 264 field, square brackets in scale statements, photocopied maps, and ISBD punctuation.

Thank you to all who were able to attend and of course a HUGE thank you to the presenters, Paige Andrew and Susan Moore!

 

 

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