Institute on Map Collections: Spring 2015


Matthew A. Knutzen


Palmer School


Spring 2015


Maps are most efficient deliverers of information, dealing with the spatial dimension of events in time. Ecology, history, property, archaeology, events in the news all can be clarified by the cartographer’s artistic and/or scientific hand, on paper or on the web. This institute is an introduction to maps as information tools. We will examine maps, atlases and globes, and their collection in local and national libraries; and by private collectors and their impact on library map collections. Participants will draw upon this information and experience to investigate and evaluate specific research areas and topics.

Required Textbook:

Miller, Steven J. 2011. Metadata for Digital Collections: A How-To-Do-Manual.

Link to Syllabus:

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