Cataloging & Description of Cartographic Resources: From Parchment to Pixels, Paper to Digital
Thursday, June 22, 2006 and Friday, June 23, 2006
For novices primarily but includes advanced topics for experienced catalogers. Learn map cataloging basics on Thursday, focusing on three areas of bibliographic description: title(s), mathematical data, and physical description. Additional areas/topics will be covered as well. Thursday's sessions will focus on hardcopy maps; Friday covers digital cartographic resources. Principles covered on Thursday will be applied to digital items on Friday.
This preconference will be offered in three (3) different sessions over two (2) days.
Session 1 Topics
Introduction to Maps, Map Cataloging Tools, Sources of Information, and the "Main Map" concept
Title and Choosing between Titles
Main Entry/Statement of Responsibility and Edition
Introduction to Scale; working with Scale statements
Using the Natural Scale Indicator practice
Projections and Coordinates
Session 2 Topics
- Physical Description: How many maps? or Extent of Item
- Physical Description: Other Physical Details
- Physical Description: Dimensions, and "Putting it all Together"
- Notes and Fixed Fields
- LC G-classification overview
- Q&A, Creating a bibliographic record, and a hands-on exercise
Session 3 Topics
- Electronic Cartographic Materials - The Basics
- Cataloging Electronic Cartographic Materials - The Basics
- Electronic Cartographic Materials - MARC21 fields 342, 343, 352, 552, etc.
- Metaloging Digital Geospatial Data
- Comparing Cataloging and Metaloging
- Subject Heading/Subdivision Practice
- Q&A; Cataloging Exercise
Paige G. Andrew, Faculty Maps Cataloger, Pennsylvania State University
Mary Lynette Larsgaard, Assistant Head, Map and Imagery Laboratory
Susan Moore, Catalog Librarian and Bibliographer, Rod Library, University of Iowa
ALCTS Cataloging and Classification Section and MAGERT