Institute on Map Collections: Spring 2015

Instructor:

Matthew A. Knutzen

School:

Palmer School

Semester:

Spring 2015

Description:

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:

http://palmerblog.liu.edu/wp-content/uploads/2010/04/901-Maps-Institute-Knutzen-Spring-2015.pdf

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Cartographic and Geographic Issues for Librarians: Summer 2008

Instructor:

Gary L. Fitzpatrick

School:

University of Hawaii

Semester:

Summer 2008

Description:

The course focuses on the geographic elements of information and the ways in which new geographic technologies offers new opportunities and challenges for librarians and information specialists. Students will be introduced to a data model that can be applied to objects, persons, and events in a way that facilitates geographic analysis.

Required Textbook:

Monmonier, M. 1996. How to Lie with Maps, 2nd ed.

Link to Syllabus:

http://www.hawaii.edu/lis/content/syllabi/693_fitzpatrick_SS08.pdf

Institute on Map Collections: Spring 2013

Instructor:

Matthew A. Knutzen

School:

Long Island University

Semester:

Spring 2013

Description:

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:

No required textbook.

Link to Syllabus:

http://palmerblog.liu.edu/wp-content/uploads/2010/04/Maps-901-Knutzen-sp13.pdf