By Mary Lynette Larsgaard
Delivering the fundamentals for operating with spatial-data collections in libraries, this booklet describes intimately the strategies and systems of map choice, acquisition, class, cataloging, daily garage, care, upkeep, reference, public family, and schooling. concentration is on practicalities of dealing with either difficult replica and electronic kinds of atlases, maps, remote-sensing photos, globes, etc. Larsgaard has completely revised and up to date the ebook, addressing significant adjustments due to the shift of spatial facts to electronic varieties, and he or she has additional major new fabric to the chapters on choice, cataloging, and reference.
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A8 Special geographical names. , cloth). 1. : USGS. A25; these are discussed in the section on digital data. A4, is really a format and thus is treated with the larger category to which it belongs—remotesensing imagery—later in this section. Ottawa: Department of Fisheries and Forestry. , Santa Claus. 2. 1996. : USGS. B1 Astronomical observatories and observations. B2 Movements of the Earth. B3 Geodetic surveys. B5 Surveying. B7 Cartography. B8 Comparative area maps. S. For publications on projections, see appendix 2B; for a bibliography on surveying, see Grewe 1984 in appendix 2A.
Much work has been undertaken in isolation and in oblivion of any grand paradigm (Blakemore and Harley 1980, 3, in appendix 2A). Librarians must exercise caution, not only in purchasing such maps, but also in believing what is written about them. Huntington Library and Art Gallery (San Marino, California). Even entire atlases are published in facsimile, most notably by Theatrum Orbis Terrarum, in Amsterdam. Facsimiles are worth buying when: they are of areas and subjects frequently requested or related to research, they fill an important and embarrassing gap in the collection, the rarity and price of the publication puts purchasing the original in the same realm of probability as that of the library purchasing a yacht, and libraries in the same region are similarly impoverished (Fairclough 1972, 291–92).
Vulcanology. Historical geology. Of all the series based on topographic map series, geologic maps are the most common, and because of this the literature on geologic maps and mapping is extensive. In recent years, state geological surveys in the United States have mimicked the USGS by issuing their own openfile reports, and very often a substantial proportion of the reports actually consists of maps. edu/people/larsgaard/ . Collections with stratigraphic columns should also possess the North American Stratigraphic Code in some convenient spot in their files (see North American Commission on Stratigraphic Nomenclature 1983 in appendix 2A).