Event Title

Preconference Workshop: Map Cataloging

Location

Bierce Library, Room 154

Start Date

17-5-2020 8:00 AM

End Date

17-5-2020 4:00 PM

Document Type

Presentation

Description

This basic-level map cataloging workshop will primarily delve into three descriptive areas of the bibliographic record that typically cause concern and consternation for catalogers: (1) choosing between multiple titles for the title proper, (2) scale statements and coordinates (and touch on projection), and (3) physical description, with a focus on taking correct measurements. Other areas will be covered as well but not in as much depth. Content will be according to RDA standards though comparisons to AACR2 rules and interpretations will also be delivered. Knowledge or experience with OCLC’s WorldCat database and/or the LC G-Schedule would be helpful but not required. Participants are welcome to bring a map or two that they have questions about and we can learn together from actual examples.

The instructor’s primary goal is to build confidence in working with the details of these three areas and beyond, as well as to teach the correct way to format the data that goes into each field. We will learn to use the Natural Scale Indicator with a hands-on exercise, try our hand at properly taking measurements for dimensions as a second exercise, and will conclude with the attendees creating a brief descriptive record for a sheet map. Along the way the Klokan Bounding Box Tool will be introduced because geographic coordinates are essential in our descriptions. [It should be noted that learning descriptive practices for sheet maps will prepare one for stepping forward to create descriptions of other types of cartographic resources, such as globes or remote-sensing images, and their digital cousins]

Workshop attendees will receive a set of handouts as reference materials to keep that touch on the entire range of descriptive and other elements contained in the bibliographic record for sheet maps. The handouts cover not only specific aspects of the above-mentioned three primary areas but also include “ready reference” resources and some RDA-based documentation. In addition, each attendee will receive a Natural Scale Indicator thanks to East View Geospatial company.

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The preconference workshop includes free on-campus parking, a continental breakfast and lunch.

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May 17th, 8:00 AM May 17th, 4:00 PM

Preconference Workshop: Map Cataloging

Bierce Library, Room 154

This basic-level map cataloging workshop will primarily delve into three descriptive areas of the bibliographic record that typically cause concern and consternation for catalogers: (1) choosing between multiple titles for the title proper, (2) scale statements and coordinates (and touch on projection), and (3) physical description, with a focus on taking correct measurements. Other areas will be covered as well but not in as much depth. Content will be according to RDA standards though comparisons to AACR2 rules and interpretations will also be delivered. Knowledge or experience with OCLC’s WorldCat database and/or the LC G-Schedule would be helpful but not required. Participants are welcome to bring a map or two that they have questions about and we can learn together from actual examples.

The instructor’s primary goal is to build confidence in working with the details of these three areas and beyond, as well as to teach the correct way to format the data that goes into each field. We will learn to use the Natural Scale Indicator with a hands-on exercise, try our hand at properly taking measurements for dimensions as a second exercise, and will conclude with the attendees creating a brief descriptive record for a sheet map. Along the way the Klokan Bounding Box Tool will be introduced because geographic coordinates are essential in our descriptions. [It should be noted that learning descriptive practices for sheet maps will prepare one for stepping forward to create descriptions of other types of cartographic resources, such as globes or remote-sensing images, and their digital cousins]

Workshop attendees will receive a set of handouts as reference materials to keep that touch on the entire range of descriptive and other elements contained in the bibliographic record for sheet maps. The handouts cover not only specific aspects of the above-mentioned three primary areas but also include “ready reference” resources and some RDA-based documentation. In addition, each attendee will receive a Natural Scale Indicator thanks to East View Geospatial company.