Guide to U.S. Map Resources (Third Edition)

Guide to U.S. Map Resources (Third Edition)

By: Map & Geography Round Table of the American Library Association (author), Christopher J.J. Thiry (editor)Paperback

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More than fourteen years have passed since the second edition of the Map and Geography Round Table's Guide to U.S. Map Resources appeared in 1990. The third edition offers users a detailed snapshot of and guide to hundreds of map collections and cartographic resources in libraries and repositories throughout the nation. Geographic information systems (GIS), the World Wide Web, email, Portable Document Format, data sets, the Internet and digitization have all played revolutionary roles in transforming libraries-and map collections in particular-over the past fifteen years. Today's librarian who works with maps is no longer limited by the contents of his or her own collection. In many cases the librarian can turn to the Internet and locate a map or data set physically located in a library hundreds of miles away.

About Author

Christopher J.J. Thiry is the Map Librarian at Arthur Lakes Library at the Colorado School of Mines in Golden, Colorado.


Part 1 Acknowledgments Part 2 Foreword Part 3 Introduction Part 4 Collection Directory Part 5 Appendix A: Original Announcement of the Opening of the Survey Part 6 Appendix B: "Long Survey" Part 7 Appendix C: "Short Survey" Part 8 Appendix D: Totals of Map Holdings by Institution Part 9 Appendix E: Library/Institution Index Part 10 Appendix F: Names Index Part 11 Appendix G: Geographic/Subject/Special Collection Index Part 12 Appendix H: Regional Federal Depository Libraries Index Part 13 Appendix I: Depository Libraries' Collections Index

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  • ISBN13: 9780810852686
  • Format: Paperback
  • Number Of Pages: 520
  • ID: 9780810852686
  • weight: 889
  • ISBN10: 0810852683
  • edition: Third Edition

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