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FLICC Meeting Announcement 2003-4

Cataloging Cartographic Materials (Intermediate)

Build on your basic knowledge of AACR2/MARC21 and enhance your skills
in cataloging maps, map series/sets, and cartographic electronic
resources (e.g., CD-ROM products and web sites). Faculty and
practitioners from the Geography and Map Division of the Library of
Congress will offer expert instruction on relevant tools, standards, and
practices applied by the Library of Congress. (The course will NOT cover
globes, atlases, and GIS data. Nor is it a course on MARC21 content
designation; however, tags unique to cartographic material will be

Tuesday, November 19--Wednesday, November 20, 2002

9:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. (Registration begins at 8:30 a.m. There is no
entry to the Library of Congress prior to 8:30 a.m.)

Mumford Room, 6th floor, Madison Building, The Library of Congress
Use the Main Entrance at 1st Street and Independence Avenue, S.E.,
Washington, D.C.

Capitol South (Orange and Blue Lines)

FLICC Education Working Group

$175 (includes workshop materials, including natural scale indicators,
and refreshments). Registrations may not be shared among multiple
participants. Visit the FLICC Educational Programs Web site at to register online or call the
FLICC office at (202) 707-4800.

Request ADA Accommodations five business days in advance at (202)
707-6362 TTY or [log in to unmask]

Call FLICC (202) 707-4800; TTY (202) 707-4995

Cancellations must be called into the FLICC office (202-707-4800) 48
hours prior to the start of an educational program or the full fee will
be charged.

Scope of the Workshop

This is a cataloging and classification workshop to build skills with
selected types of cartographic materials identified below. Participants

* Examine the map for description, access, and subject cataloging
* Properly determine and enter scale, projection, and coordinates;
* Deal with traditional MARC21 fields for cartographic materials (e.g.,
034, 052, 255);
* Be aware of new rules in chapter 3 of AACR2;
* Be aware of new MARC21 fields (e.g., 342, 343, 352, 514, 552);
* Be aware of how new MARC21 fields are related to the FGDC;
* Identify and furnish a main entry and other access points;
* Select, structure, and designate subject headings;
* Construct call numbers using LC Schedule G-Geography. Maps.
Anthropology. Recreation. (2001)

Workshop faculty will concentrate on advancing participants' cataloging
skills to the intermediate level. Faculty will use map sheets, map
series/sets, and electronic resources as examples and will discuss
challenges faced by cartographic materials catalogers. With an emphasis
on Library of Congress policy, this workshop will furnish instruction on
how to apply national level standards for cataloging records. (The
course will NOT cover globes, atlases, and GIS data. Nor is it a course
on MARC21 content designation; however, tags unique to cartographic
material will be covered.)

Ask the Experts Exercise

On the second day of the workshop, please bring a cartographic
cataloging problem from your library for a special "Ask the Experts"
laboratory. Library of Congress cartographic specialists will furnish
advice specific to your inquiry or cataloging problem. To prepare for
the laboratory, check your "problem shelf" and find a map that has
lingered there too long. Create a sample of your problem by typing a
question or photocopying an illustration onto letter-size paper. When
you arrive for the second day of the workshop, FLICC staff will collect
your question/problem and transfer it to a transparency for faculty
review and possible lab discussion.

Optional Tour

Immediately following the first day of the workshop, staff from the
Library of Congress will lead interested attendees on a private tour of
the Geography and Map Division from 4:15 p.m. to 5:00 p.m.

Workshop Materials

Workshop materials will be provided, including natural scale
indicators. Participants will also share desk copies of other tools,
including: AACR2, Schedule G (LC Classification), and Library of
Congress Subject Headings. (CAUTION: If you plan to bring personal
resources, such as cartographic items, cataloging tools, a laptop
computer, or other equipment, they must be registered with Library of
Congress Police Operations, Jefferson Building, Room LJ G40. Otherwise,
you will not be able to exit the building with your property due to
Library of Congress inspection and collection security regulations.)