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  • Provides a forum for the exchange of ideas by persons working with or interested in map and geography collections
  • Provides a forum to increase the availability, use, and bibliographic control of map and geography collections
  • Increases communication and cooperation between map and geography librarians and other librarians
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Maps the RDA Way - Come catalog a map with us!

  • 1.  Maps the RDA Way - Come catalog a map with us!

    Posted May 21, 2013 04:45 PM


    ALA’s Map and Geospatial Information Round Table (MAGIRT)  presents. . .


    Maps the RDA Way: Come catalog a map with us!


    RDA has arrived!  So have changes large and small from AACR2. However, you need not fear!


    Experienced map catalogers and long-time MAGIRT members Paige Andrew and Susan Moore are prepared to assist those catalogers wanting to (or just plain needing to!) learn about RDA-based changes to cataloging cartographic materials.  Participants will create brief records for two maps using an RDA work form.  You will receive a freeNational Geographic Costa Rica Adventure Map and a color copy of a CIA map. You will be guided through the descriptive process, and leave having cataloged two maps!


    Day & Time: Saturday, June 29th, 1:00 PM to 2:30 PM


    Place: InterContinental Chicago - 505 N. Michigan Ave.


    Room:Seville East (INTER-Seville East)


    Co-Presenters: Paige G. Andrew - Maps Cataloging Librarian, Pennsylvania State University


    Susan Moore - Cataloging Librarian/Bibliographer, University of Northern Iowa


    For more information about the program and related resources, visit MAGIRT’s new Map and Geospatial Resources Guide at!