Thursday, June 15, 2006

Map Cataloging Workshops in California

The California Library Association: Access, Collections and Technical Services Section and the Northern and Southern California Technical Processes Groups are pleased to sponsor two all-day map cataloging workshops taught by Paige Andrew, a nationally well-known and published faculty map cataloger from Pennsylvania State University.

July 11, 2006 (University of California, Los Angeles) or July 13, 2006 (University of California, Davis)

This introductory workshop will help get you started in cataloging maps and can serve as a starting point for cataloging other cartographic materials. Take your basic knowledge of cataloging and learn where maps and other cartographic materials differ.

The skills to be taught include title selection, how to correctly measure a map, scale calculation and how to record other mathematical data correctly, and the notes specifically required for cartographic materials.

Emphasis will be on sheet maps, with some discussion of atlases.

Target audience: Technical services staff with some cataloging experience and knowledge of AACR2, MARC and OCLC cataloging interfaces.

Mr. Paige G. Andrew is Maps Cataloging Librarian at the Pennsylvania State University Libraries. He is an active participant in the NACO and SACO programs, helping to create new name and subject headings for the Library of Congress' Name Authority File.

Paige's scholarly pursuits include publishing in the area of his specialty, cataloging sheet maps, including several articles and a "how-to" book titled Cataloging Sheet Maps, The Basics. He is currently co-editor of the Journal of Map & Geography Libraries: advances in geospatial information, collections & archives.

The workshops are scheduled as follows:

Tuesday, July 11th, 2006
University of California, Los Angeles
Charles E. Young Research Library, Library Conference Center

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Thursday, July 13th, 2006
University of California , Davis
Shields Library, Library Instruction Lab

To enroll or for more information, please visit the following sites:The class size is limited to 25 participants. Please register early to secure your spot!

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