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Discusses the basic issues relating to bibliographic control of maps and related materials. Discusses rules and standards covering such cataloging, as well as application of the rules and principles both in general and in response to specific problems, and various practicing options.

This group is part of Core's Metadata & Collections Section.

Cartographic Resources Cataloging Interest Group at ALA Annual 2018

  • 1.  Cartographic Resources Cataloging Interest Group at ALA Annual 2018

    Posted Jun 15, 2018 03:37 PM

    Please join the ALCTS-CaMMS/MAGIRT Cartographic Resources Cataloging Interest Group meeting at the ALA Annual Conference in New Orleans:


    Date:               Sunday, June 24, 2018

    Time:               8:30-10:00 AM

    Location:         Morial Convention Center, Rm 203

    Scheduler link


    The Cartographic Resources Cataloging Interest Group meeting is an open discussion session for addressing topics of interest to the cartographic and geospatial resources cataloging community. This is a great forum for posing questions to and exchanging ideas with members of the cartographic resources cataloging community. All are welcome to attend the meeting.


    Note that our meeting will be held jointly with the MAGIRT Cataloging & Classification Committee.


    Currently on our agenda:


    • Update from Linked Data for Production (LD4P) Cartographic Materials team (Marc McGee, Harvard University, in absentia)
    • LCGFT discussion: Cartographic materials were among the earliest materials represented in Library of Congress Genre/Form Terms, and many of us have been using them for several years now. How well are they working for us? Have any issues arisen? Are there additional cartographic terms that people might like to propose?
    • Questions/discussion: The use of .S_ subject subdivisions (Historical geography) in LC-based call numbers.
    • Questions/discussion: Authority records for historic townsites (Katherine Rankin, University of Nevada, Las Vegas)
    • Questions/discussion: Follow up from the Midwinter discussion on the use of decimal-degrees in bounding boxes (see summary of the Midwinter meeting on pages 5-6 of the April issue of Base line.)
    • Topics from the floor.


    The business meeting of the MAGIRT Cataloging & Classification Committee (CCC) will follow the interest group meeting. All are welcome to stay for the CCC meeting.


    Notes from the IG discussion session will be posted to various resources including the MAGIRT email list soon after the conference, as well as printed in the next issue of our newsletter, Base line.


    We look forward to your attendance and the opportunity to share comments, concerns, and resources at the meeting in New Orleans!


    Please send any questions or comments to


    Best regards,


    Tim Kiser

    Chair, CaMMS/MAGIRT Cartographic Resources Cataloging Interest Group

    Tim Kiser
    Catalog Librarian for Maps
    Michigan State University Libraries