Discovering And Using Historical Geographic Resources On The Web: A Practical Guide For Librarians by Eva H. DodsworthDiscovering And Using Historical Geographic Resources On The Web: A Practical Guide For Librarians by Eva H. Dodsworth

Discovering And Using Historical Geographic Resources On The Web: A Practical Guide For Librarians

byEva H. Dodsworth, L. W. Laliberté

Paperback | June 12, 2014

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Historical geographic material, like maps, plans, and air photos, although collected and persevered by libraries, archives, and other heritage organizations, are often hidden from the general public. They can be difficult to find, access, and use. Fortunately, these caches of cartographic gems have been recognized and valued for their significant contribution to research. As a result, many of these collections have been recently digitized and made available to the public, directly and freely, online. Acting as a comprehensive guide to online historical, cartographic and other visual resources, 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. Even for experts, this book can serve as a handy reference that summarizes the different types of maps published, providing comprehensive lists of where to access them. This book is written for all library staff members who answer reference questions and provide library instruction, and for those who are interested in digitizing their own cartographic collections. It will also attract history buffs and scholars in environmental studies, history, earth sciences, anthropology, and more.
Eva H. Dodsworth is the Geospatial Data Services Librarian at the University of Waterloo library where she specializes in teaching GIS and map-related content to the university community. Eva's interests include historical cartographic research, teaching geoweb applications and historical GIS. Eva is also a part-time online instructor ...
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Title:Discovering And Using Historical Geographic Resources On The Web: A Practical Guide For LibrariansFormat:PaperbackDimensions:138 pages, 10.95 × 8.53 × 0.37 inPublished:June 12, 2014Publisher:Rowman & Littlefield PublishersLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0810891441

ISBN - 13:9780810891449

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Table of Contents

List of Tables and FiguresPrefaceIntroductionChapter 1. Map Basics and the Research ProcessChapter 2. Historical MapsChapter 3. Historical Plans and SurveysChapter 4. Historical Photographic Image ResourcesChapter 5: Historical Online Textual, Visual, and Audio ResourcesAbout the AuthorsIndex

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If you have ever looked at a historic map and thought, 'This is great, but I don't understand it!', Discovering and Using Historical Geographic Resources on the Web is for you. Dodsworth and LaLiberté unfold the mystery behind digital historical maps, so that you, as an educator or library professional, can help your users apply these maps effectively in their studies, research, and everyday lives.