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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.
Following up on a discussion at the January meeting of the MAGIRT/CaMMS Cartographic Resources Cataloging Interest Group (prompted by Louise Ratliff at UCLA), I am writing in search of:
At our discussion in January, we agreed that being able to compare existing local documentation, and existing records, would be a great place to start for the purpose of beginning a process whereby, in Louise's words, our community can develop "best practices for metadata for geospatial data, no matter where it is described, …[and] come up with some standards for what is 'core' when describing these things," and that ALA Connect would be a good place to pull it all together. Accordingly, I would like to gather and share your contributions in the library of the interest group's ALA Connect space (unless you instruct me otherwise! If you prefer, I would also be happy to condense and summarize formal documentation for public display in ALA Connect).
Many thanks for your assistance!
Coordinator, Cartographic Resources Cataloging Interest Group
Dr Gethin Rees of the British Library writes:
We are using this python script to create the bounding box info.
We are creating a spreadsheet like the attached 2018_05 NPLD_Map_Template_update.
Our developers then use the sheet alongside further data to create something like the attached Marc XML sample records for some raster and vector data. The XML records are then added to the maps viewer and ingested into our catalogue.
I'm happy to go into this further if it will be useful.
Attached are my local instructions for digital data cataloging in MARC (both CDs/DVDs and GIS data without carrier). It's a PDF created from our wiki, so the formatting is kind of wonky. I've also attached my documentation for creating ISO metadata in ArcCatalog.
As always, I'm open to suggestions and corrections.
Using Tom Brittnacher's MARC documentation as a guide, I cataloged a dataset for Colombia 1:100,000 national topographical maps that we purchased from LandInfo. Here's the link to the record in our catalog: https://catalog.library.ucla.edu/vwebv/holdingsInfo?bibId=8643398
The OCLC record number is 1055421053.
Because I was given practically no information at all by our selector, I had to ask LandInfo just exactly what we bought from them. They were super helpful and answered all of my questions! I pieced together all the information I could find, and made up a title for this particular online resource. Hopefully there is enough information in the bib record for people to understand what it is!
Social Sciences and Map Catalog Librarian
Hi Tim Kiser,Here is an example of how Princeton University Library catalog vector data in the MARC format (https://catalog.princeton.edu/catalog/4646677/staff_view). Each layer is linked to our Portal (https://maps.princeton.edu/) which has full metadata record.Thanks,-Wangyal------------------------------Tsering Wangyal ShawaGIS and Map LibrarianHead, Map and Geospatial Information CenterPeter B. Lewis Library, Fine Hall WingRoom A17, Washington Road & Ivy LanePrinceton University, Princeton, NJ 08544Telephone: email@example.com://library.princeton.edu/collections/pumagic
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