A Research Guide to Cartographic Resources

Print and Electronic Sources

Author: Eva H. Dodsworth

Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield

ISBN: 1538100843

Category: Reference

Page: 450

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This book navigates the numerous American and Canadian cartographic resources available in print, and online, offering information on how to locate and access the large variety of resources. Cartographic materials are highlighted and summarized, along with lists of map libraries and geospatial centers, and related professional associations.

A Research Guide to the Ancient World

Print and Electronic Sources

Author: John M. Weeks,Jason de Medeiros

Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield

ISBN: 1442237406

Category: History

Page: 454

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A Research Guide to the Ancient World: Print and Electronic Sources is a partially annotated bibliography that covers the study of the ancient world, and closes the traditional subject gap between the humanities and the social sciences in this area of study. This book is the only bibliographic resource available for such holistic coverage.

A Research Guide to Southeastern Europe

Print and Electronic Sources

Author: Zachariah H. Claybaugh

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 1442274654

Category: Balkan Peninsula

Page: 330

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A Research Guide to Southeastern Europe: Print and Electronic Sources is designed to aid those interested in exploring this dynamic region in locating the best resources available, whether looking for archival collections in Albania or dissertations and theses in Greece. It provides readers up-to-date information on a variety of research collections from over twenty countries and in over a dozen languages. The focus of the volume is on the modern era, primarily the 18th century to the present, the subject areas of the humanities and social sciences, though researchers from outside of the subject and temporal scope of the work will find information of use, and the countries of Albania, Bosnia and Hercegovina, Bulgaria, Croatia, Greece, Kosovo, Macedonia, Moldova (including the Pridnestrovian Moldavian Republic), Montenegro, Romania, Serbia, Slovenia, and Turkey. This volume is distinctive in that it is the only bibliographic resource that offers such extensive subject, linguistic, and regional treatment. This work is composed of five chapters and three appendices. The chapters are focused on research materials, giving readers access points for critical materials on Southeastern Europe both in print and digital formats from libraries, archives, journals, and databases. The appendices focus on library classification, educational programming geared to language instruction, and transliteration of non-Latin scripts.

Maps and Related Cartographic Materials

Cataloging, Classification, and Bibliographic Control

Author: Mary Larsgarrd L

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1136772596

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 487

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Make maps and other cartographic materials more easily accessible and usable! Maps and Related Cartographic Materials: Cataloging, Classification, and Bibliographic Control is a format-focused reference manual for catalogers that should occupy a prominent place on your reference shelf. Outside of standard cartographic cataloging tools, the bibliographic treatment of all forms of cartographic materials has never been compiled into one useful source. This book separately examines the treatment of all major cartographic format types and outlines the way each should be cataloged. With Maps and Related Cartographic Materials: Cataloging, Classification, and Bibliographic Control, you will learn to catalog the major formats of cartographic materials, including: sheet maps early and contemporary atlases remote-sensed images such as aerial photographs and satellite images globes geologic sections digital material items on CD-ROM Although it is primarily aimed at the beginning “maps cataloger,” Maps and Related Cartographic Materials: Cataloging, Classification, and Bibliographic Control will also be very helpful to the experienced cataloger who has not yet attempted to catalog, say, maps on CD-ROM. In each chapter, the experience and expertise of an established map cataloger or map librarian is the main source of information, giving you practical and up-to-date advice.

Discovering and Using Historical Geographic Resources on the Web

A Practical Guide for Librarians

Author: Eva H. Dodsworth,L. W. Laliberté

Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield

ISBN: 081089145X

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 138

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Historical geographic resources have traditionally been only accessible in print, and in person. But due to the popularity of online mapping and increased digitization, historical maps and other geographic resources are resurfacing, providing users with rich information publically accessible online. Discovering and Using Historical Geographic Resources on the Web provides library and archival staff, and their users, with information on how to locate, interpret, understand, and use these resources.

Map Librarianship

A Guide to Geoliteracy, Map and GIS Resources and Services

Author: Susan Elizabeth Ward Aber,Jeremy Aber

Publisher: Chandos Publishing

ISBN: 0081000456

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 294

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Map Librarianship identifies basic geoliteracy concepts and enhances reference and instruction skills by providing details on finding, downloading, delivering, and assessing maps, remotely sensed imagery, and other geospatial resources and services, primarily from trusted government sources. By offering descriptions of traditional maps, geographic information systems (GIS), remote sensing, and other geospatial technologies, the book provides a timely and practical guide for the map and geospatial librarian to blend confidence in traditional library skill sets. Includes rarely discussed concepts of citing and referencing maps and geospatial data, fair use and copyright Creates an awareness and appreciation of existing print map collections, while building digital stewardship with surrogate map and aerial imagery collections Provides an introduction to the theory and applications of GIS, remote sensing, participatory neogeography and neocartography practices, and other geospatial technologies Includes a list of geospatial resources with descriptions and illustrations of commonly used map types and formats, online geospatial data sources, and an introduction to the most commonly used geospatial software packages available, on both desktop and mobile platforms

GIS Cartography

A Guide to Effective Map Design

Author: Gretchen N. Peterson

Publisher: CRC Press

ISBN: 9781420082142

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 246

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Maps, either printed or digital, can create effective communication with bosses, clients, other scientists, and the public. However, entry level GISers often find that map design was given short shrift in their pre-professional life. It is time for the GIS field, which is maturing in other ways, to improve its skills in this area. Based on the author’s more than ten years of research and practice in map design, GIS Cartography: A Guide to Effective Map Design provides the tools to create truly sophisticated maps. Packed full of in-depth information and advice, this book covers all facets of map creation. It covers classic cartographic standards such as colors, fonts, data specific mapping techniques; cultivation of creative skills, and supplies recommendations for novel design approaches. Featuring a down-to-earth writing style, the book includes a layout element checklist, font size charts, geologic color standards, file format pros and cons, and examples of layout designs. A companion Web site, hosted by the author, provides more learning materials, a free downloadable poster covering key content from this book, and links to other helpful Web sites. The book does not focus on any particular software platform, therefore does not contain the traditional screen shot format with "click on this" and "use this menu" type of instructions. This format allows the guide to be used with any map making software. The author draws on classic map-design concepts, the latest design theory, and other disciplines, demonstrating how to create end results that exemplify what map ought to be: clear, informative, and uniquely suited to their purpose.

Using Google Earth in Libraries

A Practical Guide for Librarians

Author: Eva H. Dodsworth,Andrew Nicholson

Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield

ISBN: 1442255056

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 122

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Using Google Earth in Libraries: A Practical Guide for Librarians is for public, school, academic, and special libraries serving from the elementary level through adult levels. Although articles have been written about specific subjects and specific library projects, this is the first published that offer a one-stop-shop for utilizing this online product for library-related purposes. Librarians reading this book will gain the Google Earth skills required to be able to not only use it themselves, but also teach others in how to use this online technology.

Reference Sources in History

An Introductory Guide

Author: Ronald H. Fritze,Brian E. Coutts,Louis Andrew Vyhnanek

Publisher: ABC-CLIO

ISBN: 0874368839

Category: History

Page: 334

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Fully annotated and completely updated—the most comprehensive guide to reference books in the field of history. * This guide includes 900+ complete entries for reference works and provides complete bibliographic information for over 400 other works * Descriptive annotations provide guidance to quality reference materials and offer a useful and time-saving alternative to research using the Internet * Topical chapters and detailed index help readers locate the materials they need for research and allow for effective searches of more obscure topics * The guide includes materials of interest for undergraduates, graduate students, academic researchers, and educated general readers

Encyclopedia of Social Welfare History in North America

Author: John M. Herrick,Paul H. Stuart

Publisher: SAGE

ISBN: 9780761925842

Category: Political Science

Page: 534

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The Encyclopedia of Social Welfare History in North America is a unique reference book that provides readers with basic information about the history of social welfare in North America, including Canada, Mexico, and the United States. Since many themes and issues are similar in the three nations, entries provide comparative information about common as well as distinctive concerns and developments. Significant events, influential people, legislation, social problems, and societal responses are described in detail. Editors include specialists in the social welfare history of each nation, and they have collaborated with scholars from a variety of academic disciplines to prepare entries of varying length addressing these issues. Included in each entry are suggestions for further reading that will guide readers to the rich resources available for learning about the history of North American social welfare. The Encyclopedia also provides cross-references for important topics.

Term Paper Resource Guide to Medieval History

Author: Jean S. Hamm

Publisher: ABC-CLIO

ISBN: 0313359679

Category: History

Page: 371

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Help students get the most out of studying medieval history with this comprehensive and practical research guide to topics and resources. * Covers 100 significant events across four continents, between 410 C.E. and 1485 C.E. * Offers an easy-to-use chronological organization that facilitates research and saves time for students, faculty, and librarians * Includes an annotated bibliography of primary source materials for each topic

China Bibliography

A Research Guide to Reference Works About China Past and Present

Author: Harriet Thelma Zurndorfer

Publisher: BRILL

ISBN: 9789004102781

Category: Social Science

Page: 380

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This guide to bibliographical scholarship on China aims to summarize the contents of current reference publications on China from all disciplines and to show how they may be used in conjunction with the 'classical tools of sinology', e.g. "Tz'u-hai."

People and Pixels

Linking Remote Sensing and Social Science

Author: National Research Council,Division of Behavioral and Social Sciences and Education,Board on Environmental Change and Society,Committee on the Human Dimensions of Global Change

Publisher: National Academies Press

ISBN: 0309174368

Category: Science

Page: 256

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Space-based sensors are giving us an ever-closer and more comprehensive look at the earth's surface; they also have the potential to tell us about human activity. This volume examines the possibilities for using remote sensing technology to improve understanding of social processes and human-environment interactions. Examples include deforestation and regrowth in Brazil, population-environment interactions in Thailand, ancient and modern rural development in Guatemala, and urbanization in the United States, as well as early warnings of famine and disease outbreaks. The book also provides information on current sources of remotely sensed data and metadata and discusses what is involved in establishing effective collaborative efforts between scientists working with remote sensing technology and those working on social and environmental issues.

Guide to Technical Services Resources

Author: Peggy Johnson,Sheila S. Intner

Publisher: Chicago : American Library Association

ISBN: N.A

Category: Education

Page: 313

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This authoritative guide covers all areas of technical services.