ALCTS CaMMS / MAGIRT Cartographic Resources Cataloging Interest Group

Cartographic Resources Cataloging Interest Group at ALA Midwinter 2019

  • 1.  Cartographic Resources Cataloging Interest Group at ALA Midwinter 2019

    Posted Jan 15, 2019 10:43 AM

    Please join the ALCTS-CaMMS/MAGIRT Cartographic Resources Cataloging Interest Group meeting at the ALA Midwinter Meeting in Seattle:

     

    Date:               Sunday, January 27, 2019

    Time:               8:00-10:00 AM

    Location:         Grand Hyatt Seattle, Blewett Suite

    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.

     

    Our meeting is held jointly with the MAGIRT Cataloging & Classification Committee. Please note the 8:00 AM start time: The interest group meeting will begin at 8:00. Following a brief break, the committee's business meeting will begin at approximately 9:00. All are invited to stay for the committee meeting.

     

    Discussions currently on our agenda:

     

    1. Best practices for cataloging GIS datasets: What have been our experiences and practices? What are our needs? What is "core" when describing geospatial datasets and data layers? Which institutions have produced local documentation, and would they be willing to share it? (And if so, how best might such documentation be made widely available?) (Submitted by Louise Ratliff, University of California, Los Angeles, in absentia.)

     

    1. New PCC policy regarding limited use of ISBD punctuation in bibliographic records: Questions/comments, concerns, etc. Have any of our institutions taken steps to prepare for this? (See here for the December 2018 announcement.) (Submitted by Nancy Kandoian, New York Public Library.)

     

    1. Recent changes to the Klokan bounding box tool: Questions, observations, concerns, etc.

     

    1. Recording the absence of a copyright statement on certain 20th century maps: A new cataloging practice at Michigan State University (Tim Kiser, MSU)

     

    1. Open discussion.

     

    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 Seattle!

     

    Please send any questions or comments to tkiser@lib.msu.edu">tkiser@lib.msu.edu.

     

    Best regards,

     

    Tim Kiser

    Chair, CaMMS/MAGIRT Cartographic Resources Cataloging Interest Group

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    Tim Kiser
    Catalog Librarian for Maps
    Michigan State University Libraries
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  • 2.  RE: Cartographic Resources Cataloging Interest Group at ALA Midwinter 2019

    Posted Feb 08, 2019 08:23 AM
    Fifteen were in attendance at the meeting of the ALCTS CaMMS/MAGIRT Cartographic Resources Cataloging Interest Group at the ALA Midwinter Meeting in Seattle, Washington, on January 27, 2019, meeting jointly with the MAGIRT Cataloging and Classification Committee.

    Link to meeting agenda: http://tiny.cc/CRC2019MW

    • The group held a discussion, prompted by an email from Louise Ratliff of the University of California, Los Angeles, on best practices for cataloging GIS datasets. Though many of the institutions of those in attendance do not collect or catalog these datasets, there was agreement that it would be valuable for some example records to be gathered for the shared reference of our community, and that the interest group's space on the ALA Connect website would work well as a location for sharing them. IG coordinator Tim Kiser of Michigan State University will solicit example records for GIS datasets via relevant listservs in the weeks ahead.
    • Prompted by an email from Nancy Kandoian of the New York Public Library, the group held a discussion on preparing for the impact of a new Program for Cooperative Cataloging (PCC) policy regarding limited use of ISBD punctuation in PCC-authenticated bibliographic records. As there was an announcement from PCC during the conference of a delay in implementation of a significant part of the new policy pending (among other things) developments at OCLC, we will continue to wait before assessing potential impacts of the policy on our work.
    • The group compared notes on our experiences regarding the removal last year of Google Maps functionality from the Klokan Bounding Box online tool.
    • Tim Kiser presented a new cataloging practice at Michigan State University, to record, when appropriate, a note on the absence of a copyright statement on maps published in the United States between 1924 and 1977, in MARC field 542.
    • Please contact Tim Kiser if you may be interested in serving as coordinator for the interest group, starting after the conclusion of the 2019 Annual Conference in Washington, D.C.


    Discussion of these or any other topics is welcome via the MAGIRT-RDA listserv, magirt-rda@lists.ala.org, or at ALA Connect. Please send ideas for future meeting discussions or presentations to Tim Kiser at tkiser@lib.msu.edu.



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    Tim Kiser
    Catalog Librarian for Maps
    Michigan State University Libraries
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