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Event MAGIRT Social Event - Tour of map store

by Kathleen Weessies (non-member) on Wed, Nov 20, 2013 at 01:11 pm

Tour of a prominent map store.  Watch for an opportunity to RSVP.

 

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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Fun Run Socks - Annual - 2013

by Tracey Urbick on Fri, Jul 12, 2013 at 04:02 pm

For those MAGIRT members who did the Fun Run, free socks were given to all!

Pre-Race Group Photo - Fun Run - Annual 2013

by Tracey Urbick on Fri, Jul 12, 2013 at 04:04 pm

It really was fun - the Fun Run Annual 2013

by Tracey Urbick on Fri, Jul 12, 2013 at 04:11 pm

Maps the RDA Way - Program Photos

by Tracey Urbick on Mon, Jul 15, 2013 at 01:48 pm

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  • Provides a forum to increase the availability, use, and bibliographic control of map and geography collections
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