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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
  • Contributes to the improvement of education and training of map and geography librarians.

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Rice University looking for maps consultant

  • 1.  Rice University looking for maps consultant

    Posted Oct 23, 2023 10:21 AM
    Hi all,
    I'm forwarding the following message from Denis Galvin at Rice University. Please contact him at if you are interested or know anyone who might be!
    I work at Rice University, and we are looking for someone willing to consult on a map project. We have about 2,500 maps we collected 20 years back, and my understanding is they came from Exxon, but I can't confirm that. They are very large and sit in seven storage containers. The librarians who collected them have left Rice, and we do not have the expertise in-house to decide what to do with them (discard, donate, keep).

    Would you know anyone willing to consult on this? This would be paid work.
    Denis Galvin
    AUL for IT and Technical Services
    Fondren Library
    Rice University

    Kevin Dyke
    MAGIRT Chair 2022/2023
    Maps and Spatial Data Curator
    Oklahoma State University
    (405) 744-4869