The Map Library in the New Millennium (Google eBook)

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Robert B. Parry, C. R. Perkins
American Library Association, 2001 - Reference - 267 pages
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In this authoritative and comprehensive new work, an international panel of experts cover a wide range of issues relating to map librarianship in the new millennium including:

-- New technologies in the map room

-- The changing profile of the map user

-- The Internet and the World Wide Web

-- Metadata and standards

-- Geographical information systems (GIS)

-- Digital conservation and conversion

-- Access to maps and spatial data

-- Intellectual property rights

  

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Contents

Introduction
1
The changing profile of the map user
12
Organizational change
28
New technologies in the map room
43
The changing role of GIS in the map room
56
Offline digital maps
72
Maps and the Internet
88
Web resources and the map library
103
Access to maps and spatial data
157
Spatial data and intellectual property rights
176
Taking care of business map libraries and the new mapping industry
188
A map users perspective
207
Perspectives on map use and map users in the digital era
218
The map dealer
232
Is there a future for the map library?
246
List of acronyms
257

Metadata and standards confusion or convergence?
117
Old maps in a modern world
137

Common terms and phrases

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