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Map Librarianship


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A reference for students studying library, communication, and information science, and those working at academic, public, school media, and special libraries

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Chapter 1: Introduction to Maps and Librarians Chapter 2: Spatial Thinking and Geo-Literacy Chapter 3: Basic Map Concepts-The Science of Cartography Chapter 4: Geographic Information Systems and Remote Sensing Chapter 5: Terrain Mapping Meets Digital Data Chapter 6: Map and Geospatial Librarianship Chapter 7: Geospatial Resources and Instruction Services Chapter 8: Reference Desk Chapter 9: Collection Development Chapter 10: Cataloging and Classifying Chapter 11: Promotion and Summary of Map and GIS Resources and Services

About the Author

Dr. Susan W. Aber is the Director of the Science and Math Education Center and Peterson Planetarium at Emporia State University (ESU), Emporia, Kansas USA. She is a geologist, graduate gemologist, map librarian, and university teacher. She taught in the Earth Science Department at ESU and was Federal Depository Map Librarian. She has taught LIS courses via distance education at San Jose State University and North Carolina Central University. Her LIS dissertation focused on the information needs and information-seeking behaviors of geoscience educators in the academic community. Her research interests are in information use and user studies, amber fossil resin, as well as the scientific visualization of information using kite aerial photography. Dr. Jeremy W. Aber is an assistant professor of Geography at Middle Tennessee State University. He teaches GIS and elements of remote sensing and cartography at both the undergraduate and graduate levels involving the theory and applied practice of GIS, along with aesthetic components related to the cartographic process. With a B.F.A. in art and both M.A. and PhD in Geography, he has done work in the areas of GIS, cartography, geographic visualization techniques, small-format aerial photography, virtual geographies and video games, cognitive geography, and sense of place and place attachment.

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