Tuesday, March 11, 2008

Map Catalogong Resource

News of this MAGERT publication was distributed in email to several lists.
Did you miss ALA's preconference on cataloging early maps and atlases, Rare, Antiquarian or Just Plain Old: Cataloging Pre-Twentieth Century Cartographic Resources, which was held last June at the Library of Congress prior to the American Library Association Annual Conference in Washington, D.C.? It was organized by the Map and Geography Round Table, and co-sponsored by ALCTS, GODORT, and RBMS. The workbook used in the preconference and issued to participants has been reprinted and is available for purchase from MAGERT for $40. Our current supply will soon be sold out, but we are doing another printing in response to your firm orders. So to be sure to obtain a copy, send your requests without delay to the address below. The workbook includes illustrations and cataloging examples taken from sheet maps, atlas plates and atlases, focusing on early and pre-twentieth century cartographic materials. Some of the areas covered by the workbook include elements of description, transcription, mathematical data and supportive research. The $40 price includes shipping and handling.

Orders for the workbook, Rare, Antiquarian, or Just Plain Old, should be sent to:
Jim Coombs
MAGERT Publications Distribution Manager
Maps Library
Missouri State University
901 S. National, #175
Springfield, MO 65897 USA
Email: jimcoombs@missouristate.edu

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