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Discussion Use "Discussion" to make announcements

by Kathleen Weessies (non-member) on Wed, Oct 17, 2012 at 03:43 pm

Discussion Trying to figure out our social media scene!

by Tracey Urbick on Wed, Oct 10, 2012 at 04:11 pm

MAGIRT's goal is to have our information posted on our Facebook page, LinkedIn page, Twitter page and Connect site, but to only have to post it in one place to accomplish this!  I've been playing around with FriendFeed and Twitterfeed to try to do this, but am more than open to suggestions on how to get this done technically and smoothly!

Discussion MAGIRT Midwinter 2012 meeting schedule

by Hallie Pritchett on Fri, Jan 13, 2012 at 11:22 am

MAGIRT Midwinter 2012 meeting schedule

Friday – January 20th 

6:30PM –                           Dutch treat dinner at Campisi’s, 1520 Elm Street, Ste 111, Dallas
                                                http://campisis.us/Downtown-Dallas.html

RSVPs are requested by the end of the day on Wednesday, January 18, 2012 to:   thughes@coloradomtn.edu

MAGIRT Midwinter 2012 meeting schedule

Friday – January 20th 

6:30PM –                           Dutch treat dinner at Campisi’s, 1520 Elm Street, Ste 111, Dallas
                                                http://campisis.us/Downtown-Dallas.html

RSVPs are requested by the end of the day on Wednesday, January 18, 2012 to:   thughes@coloradomtn.edu

Saturday – January 21st

1:30PM – 3:30PM              Map Collection Management
                                                Discussion Group                                              Dallas Convention Center – D163

4:00PM – 5:30PM              GIS Discussion Group                                              Dallas Convention Center – D163

Sunday – January 22nd

8:00AM – 12:00PM            Map Cataloging Discussion Group/
                                                Cataloging & Classification Committee            Dallas Convention Center – D161

1:30PM – 3:30PM              Executive Board                                                     Omni Hotel – Arts District 6         

PLEASE NOTE:  The Map Collection Management and GIS Discussion Groups will be streamed online; details on how to view these sessions will be posted on ALA Connect and the MAGIRT listserv in early January, 2012.

If you have any questions or comments about our Midwinter 2012 meeting schedule, please post them here or contact MAGIRT chair Hallie Pritchett (hpritche@uga.edu).

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Discussion MAGIRT/CaMMS Cartographic Resources Cataloging Interest Group

by Louise Ratliff on Fri, Jul 13, 2012 at 05:18 pm

The MAGIRT/CaMMS Cartographic Resources Cataloging Interest Group will meet at ALA Midwinter in Dallas on Sunday, January 22, 2012 from 8:00 am to 9:45 am in D161.

The MAGIRT/CaMMS Cartographic Resources Cataloging Interest Group will meet at ALA Midwinter in Dallas on Sunday, January 22, 2012 from 8:00 am to 9:45 am in D161.

Do you catalog maps, digital images, atlases or other cartographic materials?
 
Do you want to know how other institutions provide metadata for their digital collections of cartographic resources?  Are you confused about how RDA will change your cataloging practices?  Have you cataloged a digital map according to the PCC Provider-Neutral guidelines and wonder if you got it right? Have you implemented cataloging according to the BIBCO Standard Record, and does it save you time?

Then this group is for you!

Bring questions!  Bring puzzles!  You may even bring answers!  Announcements are always welcome.

So far, the topics include RDA and cartographic resources cataloging.  We have time for a few more, so please email me with other issues that you would like the group to address.

Thanks, and we look forward to seeing you in Dallas!

Louise Ratliff

Chair, MAGIRT/CaMMS Cartographic Resources Cataloging Interest Group
Social Sciences and Map Catalog Librarian
UCLA Cataloging & Metadata Center
lratliff@library.ucla.edu

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Discussion Report on meeting held at ALA Annual, 2012, Anaheim -- MAGIRT/ALCTS CaMMS Cartographic Resources Cataloging Interest Group

by Louise Ratliff on Fri, Jul 13, 2012 at 05:16 pm

MAGIRT/ALCTS CaMMS Cartographic Resources Cataloging Interest Group
ALA Annual, Anaheim CA
Sunday, June 24, 2012
8:00-9:45 am
Hyatt Royal Ballroom A
Reported by:  Louise Ratliff, Chair

About 25 people attended this interest group meeting. 
The group discussed issues relating to RDA, Library of Congress Form/Genre terms, and other related topics.

First, Tammy Wong (Library of Congress) brought up some questions about cartographic materials as "works."  In a follow-up email to me she restated her concerns:

MAGIRT/ALCTS CaMMS Cartographic Resources Cataloging Interest Group
ALA Annual, Anaheim CA
Sunday, June 24, 2012
8:00-9:45 am
Hyatt Royal Ballroom A
Reported by:  Louise Ratliff, Chair

About 25 people attended this interest group meeting. 
The group discussed issues relating to RDA, Library of Congress Form/Genre terms, and other related topics.

First, Tammy Wong (Library of Congress) brought up some questions about cartographic materials as "works."  In a follow-up email to me she restated her concerns:

1.  I was cataloging the map of "Nicolet National Forest, Wisconsin" by US Forest Service.  I started examining coordinates, a work attribute.  When I compare the map with several items in the database (same preferred title and same creator, different year and different scale), I found out that the coordinates given in the records are not exactly the same, and some records do not even have coordinates.  I think the reason is the fact that we do not establish coordinates by extrapolation, we only transcribe the last coordinates printed closest to the four edges of the map.  But of course, the maps overlap approximately 95% of the geographic coverage.  Therefore, I assume that it is just another expression of the same work.  I think the issue is not knowing if something was the same work or not without pulling other maps already cataloged in the database, we just have to get a feel for this and may set up a default decision for cases like this.

2.  We have maps in our title collection in the area of each country.  A lot of them are tear-outs from magazines, maps from newspaper articles, some are from plates of unknown atlases.  Very often they would have a simple title, e.g. United States, either printed or supplied by catalogers, and do not have citation of their origin.  They are clearly different works even though the title or preferred title are the same.  It will be hard to bring out "Work" difference in the authorized access point for the work because the bibliographic information is minimal.

During the discussion several ideas came up, including that of an “undifferentiated work record,” for example: “China.”  But this didn’t seem useful because our users are looking for a geographical place, topic, and time, not a work.  Coordinates don’t identify the work; rather, they are a tool to identify a geographic area on the earth’s surface.  So they are not really a work attribute.  A further complication is that political boundaries often change.

Large map series could possibly be treated according to the FRBR model; sometimes they come out in several editions, which could be expressed as a work and expressions.  Generally, though, we felt that WEMI is not useful for maps.

The MAGIRT CC:DA representative, Min Zhang (Library of Congress), will draft a proposal stating that we will generally catalog cartographic resources at the Manifestation level.  In specific cases where it is deemed useful by the cataloger, work and expression-level records will be created.  Mary Laarsgard will assist in reviewing it, and then it will be submitted to the MAGIRT Cataloging and Classification Committee; from there it will go to CC:DA as a formal proposal at Annual 2013.  Discussion will take place on MAPS-L  and with other appropriate bodies.  In the first quarter of 2013 when we begin cataloging with RDA, we will gather specific use cases and visual images to illustrate and support the proposal.

The group next considered the discussion paper (Janice Young, May 24, 2012) entitled “Proposed Treatment of Globes in the LCGFT Environment.”  We endorsed the proposal, and Susan Moore (MAGIRT CCC) will draft a response for Janice Young.

A brief discussion was held about who is cataloging under RDA:

Few of us have cataloged cartographic resources using RDA. Library of Congress Geography and Map Division will be trained last because of the special nature of their materials. Tammy Wong is considered “fully trained” because of her involvement in testing, but most records are created using AACR2. Paige Andrew (Penn State) has done some RDA cataloging.  He plans to train the copy catalogers in RDA first (they are already seeing RDA records), and then the original catalogers.

Min reported that at LC some G&M catalogers suggest not cataloging National Park Service maps, tourist maps and puzzle maps.  We had a lively discussion about the puzzle maps, of which there are about 200.  The group did not express any specific concerns about LC cataloging practice for these materials.

A question arose on MAPS-L about the definitions of the form/genre terms “geospatial data” and “geodatabases.”  The need for a glossary or scope notes will be discussed in the MAGIRT CCC meeting; feedback will be given to Janice Young.

Min encouraged us to send cartographic cataloging questions to  mapcat@loc.gov .  She monitors this list, and will be sure to follow up on our questions.

Nancy Kandoian reported on the DCRM(C) meeting which she attended.  There will be a public hearing about the draft of the DCRM(C) document at Annual 2012 in Chicago. DCRM is now looking at what adaptations are needed for use with RDA. “RDA alternatives” will be published on a web site and not in a published manual.

 

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Discussion MAGIRT/CaMMS Cartographic Resources Cataloging Interest Group at ALA Annual 2012

by Louise Ratliff on Fri, Jul 13, 2012 at 05:15 pm

MAGIRT/CaMMS Cartographic Resources Cataloging Interest Group

Sunday, June 24, 2012
8:00 - 9:45 am
HYATT Royal Ballroom A
Anaheim, CA

Get ready for another session of exciting discussion!   Topics include:

A discussion of a discussion paper from LC's Geography and Maps Division:
Proposed Treatment of Globes in the LCGFT Environment

MAGIRT/CaMMS Cartographic Resources Cataloging Interest Group

Sunday, June 24, 2012
8:00 - 9:45 am
HYATT Royal Ballroom A
Anaheim, CA

Get ready for another session of exciting discussion!   Topics include:

A discussion of a discussion paper from LC's Geography and Maps Division:
Proposed Treatment of Globes in the LCGFT Environment

In 2009 the Library of Congress’ Policy and Standards Division (PSD) and LC’s Geography and Maps Division (G&M) began a project to develop genre/form terms for cartographic materials.  In 2010 approximately 60 terms were approved for use and implemented.  However, an important issue has not yet been resolved:  What is the appropriate genre/form treatment for globes? 

PSD and G&M have collaborated on a discussion paper that proposes an answer to this question.  The paper is available on LC's web site at http://www.loc.gov/catdir/cpso/genreformgeneral.html and responses may be sent to Janis L. Young, LC's genre/form coordinator, at jayo@loc.gov by July 31, 2012.

Sharing session on cataloging cartographic resources using RDA:

Bring your questions.  Talk about your experiences with RDA.  Share resources.

 

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Discussion Slides and handout from MAGIRT's Annual 2012 program available

by Hallie Pritchett on Sun, Jul 8, 2012 at 11:04 pm

Slides and the handout from MAGIRT's Annual 2012 Program The Nuts and Bolts of Map Scanning: Building Your Map Scanning Toolbox can be found on the ALA Connect Conference Scheduler:

http://ala12.scheduler.ala.org/node/641

Discussion GIS Jobs!

by Tracey Urbick on Wed, Jun 20, 2012 at 01:38 pm

GIS jobs!

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Discussion MAGIRT 2013/2014 Program Planning Committee Invite

by Tracey Urbick on Fri, Jun 15, 2012 at 05:44 pm

Hello!

You are cordially invited to attend the MAGIRT 2013/2014 Program Planning Committee meeting.  We will be discussing the Annual 2013 meeting program -the program is currently planned to focus on Resource Description and Access (RDA), the new international descriptive cataloging rules, and cataloging.  For this program, presenters are planned to be our very own Susan Moore and Paige Andrew, and we welcome assistance in ensuring the appropriate topics are being covered and with marketing/promoting the program. 

Hello!

You are cordially invited to attend the MAGIRT 2013/2014 Program Planning Committee meeting.  We will be discussing the Annual 2013 meeting program -the program is currently planned to focus on Resource Description and Access (RDA), the new international descriptive cataloging rules, and cataloging.  For this program, presenters are planned to be our very own Susan Moore and Paige Andrew, and we welcome assistance in ensuring the appropriate topics are being covered and with marketing/promoting the program. 

And we really need your ideas and input for program planning ideas for **2014** (and yes, we have to think that far ahead!!).  Kathleen Weessies, our soon-to-be Vice Chair, will be heading up the ideas for the 2014 program so let’s not leave her hanging!

Details of the meeting:

Date:  Saturday, June 23, 2012

Time:  9:00am-10:30am

Place:  Sheraton Garden Grove, Burgundy Room

We hope to see you there!

Sincerely,

Tracey Hughes

Vice Chair, American Library Association, Map & Geospatial Information Round Table

http://www.ala.org/magirt  

 

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Discussion MAGIRT Annual 2012 meeting schedule

by Hallie Pritchett on Fri, Jun 15, 2012 at 07:55 am

MAGIRT Annual 2012 Schedule - FINAL
Anaheim
, CA 

 

Friday, June 22nd

10:30AM – noon       Round Table Coordinating Assembly (chair trio and treasurer only) - Marriott-Marquis Northeast

 

Evening                     Baseball game – Angels vs. Dodgers - Angel Stadium of Anaheim

MAGIRT Annual 2012 Schedule - FINAL
Anaheim
, CA 

 

Friday, June 22nd

10:30AM – noon       Round Table Coordinating Assembly (chair trio and treasurer only) - Marriott-Marquis Northeast

 

Evening                     Baseball game – Angels vs. Dodgers - Angel Stadium of Anaheim

Please contact MAGIRT Treasurer Paige Andrew (pga2@psu.edu) for further details

 

Saturday, June 23rd

8 – 9AM                      Publications Committee - Sheridan Garden Grove-Burgundy Room

 

9 – 10:30AM               Program Planning Committee, Education Committee - Sheridan Garden Grove-Burgundy Room

 

10:30AM – noon         Membership Committee - Sheridan Garden Grove-Burgundy Room

 

1:30 – 3:30PM            Map Collection Management  Discussion Group - Hyatt-Royal Ballroom A
                                     

5-7PM                         Awards reception - Catal Restaurant – Downtown Disney 

RSVP required; please contact Roger Knouff (roger.knouff@asu.edu) by June 18th 

 

Sunday, June 24th

8 – 10AM                   ALCTS/MAGIRT Map Cataloging Discussion Group - Hyatt-Royal Ballroom A
                                     

8 – 10AM                   GeoTech Committee - Anaheim Convention Ctr-212B

 

10:30AM – noon        Cataloging and Classification Committee - Hyatt-Royal Ballroom A

 

10:30AM – noon        GIS Discussion Group - Anaheim Convention Ctr-212B

 

1:30 – 3:30PM           The Nuts and Bolts of Map Scanning: Building Your Map Scanning Toolbox - Anaheim Convention Ctr-204C

                                   

Monday, June 25th

8 – 10AM                    Executive Board meeting - Hilton-Coronado

 

If you have any questions, comments or suggestions about our Annual 2012 meeting schedule, please contact MAGIRT Chair Hallie Pritchett at hpritche@uga.edu

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