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Title:Conservation of cartographic materials
Author(s):Larsgaard, Mary Lynette
Subject(s):Conservation of cartographic materials
Abstract:Conservation and preservation of cartographic materials are a challenge chiefly because so many different media are to be found in what is modestly termed a map room maps (flat, rolled, or folded), profiles, sections, diagrams, views, globes, atlases, remote sensing imagery (in many different forms, such as positives, negatives, roll film, and slides), plastic models, and just recently, data in digital form (magnetic tape, CD-ROM, and probably more to come). In fact, it often seems that the map room is home to any object that depicts a geographic area or carries cartographic information and is also awkward to handle. In the last ten years or so, conservation has had a greatly heightened image in the library world and, by extension, in the map library world. Consequently, map librarians have been forced to consider conservation far more than they did in the past, as evidenced by the appearance of columns on preservation and conservation in the leading map library journals, such as the Information Bulletin of the Western Association of Map Libraries, the Newsletter of the Association of Canadian Map Libraries, and base line, the newsletter of the American Library Association's Map and Geography Round Table (WAML, ACML, ALA MAGERT).
Issue Date:1991
Publisher:Graduate School of Library and Information Science, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
Citation Info:In K.L. Henderson and W.T. Henderson (eds) Conserving and preserving material in nonbook format (Papers presented at the Allerton Park Institute November 6-9, 1988): 135-145.
Series/Report:Allerton Park Institute (30th : 1988)
Genre:Conference Paper / Presentation
Publication Status:published or submitted for publication
Date Available in IDEALS:2007-04-10

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