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Map and Geographic Information Collections in Transition

a conference organized by the

Cartographic User Advisory Council,

Mumford Room, Library of Congress

May 12-13, 2005


Program: PowerPoint Presentations

CLICK HERE to read the Abstract for the Presentations




8:30 9:15 AM Registration & Assembly

9:15 10:00 AM Opening Remarks & Recognition of Sponsors


   Linda Zellmer, Co-Chair, Cartographic Users Advisory Council

   Dr. John Hebert, Head, Library of Congress, Geography and Map Division

   Robert Dizard, Library of Congress, Deputy Associate Librarian for Library Services


10:00 10:30 AM Break

10:30 12:00 PM Future of the Paper Map

Moderator: Linda Zellmer, Head, Geology Library, Indiana University


   Dr. Robert Pierce, Chief of Enterprise GIS, United States Geological Survey, The Future of the Paper Map from the USGS Perspective.

   Russell Guy, Omni Resources, Commercial View on Future of the Paper Map.

   David C. McQuillan, Map Librarian, Thomas Cooper Library, University of South Carolina, Role of the Paper Map in Libraries.

12:00 1:30 PM Box Lunch and Break-Out Sessions.


   Increasing Awareness of Map and Spatial Data Collections

   Needs of Spatial Information Collections

   Future Role of Map Library Organizations

   Offering GIS Services in Libraries


1:30 3:00 PM Developing Digital Cartographic Collections

Moderator: David Deckelbaum, Librarian for Cartographic Resources, Geography & Urban Planning, UCLA.

            Lily Wai and Bruce Godfrey, University of Idaho, Can Librarians make a Difference in the Geoworld? The Story of INSIDE Idaho.

   T. Wangyal Shawa, Princeton University, Collection Development Policies for Maps and Geospatial Information.

   Julie Sweetkind-Singer, Stanford University, Cooperative Collection Development and Scanning of Cartographic Materials.


3:00-3:30 PM Break supported by Columbia Gazetteer of the World Online from Columbia University

3:30 5:00 PM Distribution and Archiving Digital Spatial Information

Moderator: John Olson. Maps/GIS Librarian, Syracuse University.


   Robert Chadduck, Director, Electronic Records Archives Research Program, National Archives & Records Administration, Data Archiving at the National Archives.

   Judy Russell, Superintendent of Documents, Government Printing Office, Government Printing Office Policies and Plans for Spatial Information Distribution.

   John Faundeen, EROS Data Center, Archiving Geospatial Data at EROS Data Center.




8:30 9:00 AM Networking & Assembly with Breakfast sponsored by ESRI

9:30 AM Call to Order by Bruce Obenhaus, Co-chair, Cartographic Users Advisory Council,
                 Government Information Specialist, Virginia Tech.

9:30 11:30 AM Future of Cartographic Information Collections

Moderator: T. Wangyal Shawa, Geographic Information Systems Librarian, Princeton University


   Clint Brown, ESRI, Inc., The Role of GIS in Libraries for Geographic Information Management.

   Michael Goodchild, University of California-Santa Barbara, Future Directions for Geolibraries.

   Break 10:00 10:30 AM

   Allan Carroll, National Geographic Society, National Geographic: From Paper to Digital to Distributed Mapping.


11:30 1:00 PM Lunch

1:00 2:15 PM Reports from Breakout Sessions

2:15 2:45 PM Break

2:45 4:30 PM Data Copyright, Licensing and Access Issues

Moderator: Joanne Perry, Head, Maps Library and Cartographic Services, The Pennsylvania State University.  


   Harlan Onsrud, University of Maine at Orono & Chair, National Research Council Study on the Licensing of Spatial Data and Services, Licensing Geographic Data and Services: Vision for a National Commons and Marketplace.

   Tim Strawn, Harvard University, The Idea of Discovery: Planning and Implementing Access to Geospatial Data at Harvard.

   Julia Giller, USGS Technology Transfer Office, Cooperative Research & Development Agreements.


4:30 5:00 PM Wrap - Up

 Conference Sponsors:

Library of Congress, Geography & Map Division
ESRI, Inc.
Columbia University Press
East View Cartographic, Inc.
LuraTech, Inc
Map Link
Environmental Data Resources Inc

Novacell Technologies