Historical geographic resources have traditionally been only accessible in print, and in person. But due to the popularity of online mapping and increased digitization, historical maps and other geographic resources are resurfacing, providing users with rich information publically accessible online. Discovering and Using Historical Geographic Resources on the Web provides library and archival staff, and their users, with information on how to locate, interpret, understand, and use these resources.
Eva H. Dodsworth is the Geospatial Data Services Librarian at the University of Waterloo library where she specializes in teaching GIS and map-related content to the university community. Eva's interests include historical cartographic research, teaching geoweb applications and historical GIS. Eva is also a part-time online instructor for a number of library schools and continuing education organizations, where she teaches the use of GIS technology in libraries. Eva has also written Getting Started with GIS: A LITA Guide. L. W. Laliberte is the Geographic Information Sciences Librarian at the University of Alberta where much of his work revolves around analyzing and synthesizing spatial information at many scales, and in various formats. Over the last decade, he has been involved with teaching different class sizes in a variety of learning environments, developed and maintained an online collection of historical maps of Manitoba, and recently, taken a great interest in developing best practices for the long-term preservation of digital geospatial data.
List of Tables and Figures Preface Introduction Chapter 1. Map Basics and the Research Process Chapter 2. Historical Maps Chapter 3. Historical Plans and Surveys Chapter 4. Historical Photographic Image Resources Chapter 5: Historical Online Textual, Visual, and Audio Resources About the Authors Index