Dear friends and colleagues
We are pleased to announce that booking is now open for the Annual Workshop of the Map Curators’ Group (MCG) of the British Cartographic Society.
This will be held at the University of Leeds, England, on Wednesday 29th and Thursday 30th August 2012.
The theme is “The customer and the map curator, or, the importance of being relevant”.
The programme and booking form can be found at http://www.cartography.org.uk/default.a ... entID=1035
. The programme is also reproduced below.
Please note that a late booking fee of £50 applies for bookings made after 10 August and that no bookings can be accepted after 17 August - so fill in those forms now!
B&B arrangements in the University’s newly refurbished Storm Jameson Court http://www.meetinleeds.co.uk/stormjamesoncourt.php
are available at special rates for the Workshop. Delegates should book and pay via the link available on the booking form.
So please come and join us in Leeds - you don't have to be a member of the Map Curators’ Group (MCG) or the British Cartographic Society - to meet with colleagues, hear some fascinating talks and go on some intriguing visits.Wednesday 29 August
– (approx. 9.30am-6pm)
April Carlucci (consulting map librarian) - Do we have what they need? Assessing map collections and geographic information requirements at the Natural History Museum
Tom Armitage (Geoservices Support, EDINA) - Assessing User Satisfaction for the Digimap Service: Surveys, spreadsheets and a different kind of chart
Paula Williams (Senior Map Curator, National Library of Scotland) - Mystery shoppers and survey monkeys: evaluating the map customer experience
Kimberly Kowal (Lead Curator - Digital Mapping, British Library) - Engaging with users + enhancing access to maps: crowdsourced georeferencing
Stephanie Davidson (Records Management and Digital Collections Coordinator, West Yorkshire Archives) - Taking history off the map
Richard Oliver (Honorary Research Fellow in the History of Cartography, University of Exeter) - Writing for lay audiences?
The annual Business Meeting of the Map Curators' Group will follow the speakers (approx. 4pm).
The evening will finish with an optional group meal at a local restaurant (for those who have booked, time tbc).Thursday 30 August – Visits
The University of Leeds School of Earth and Environment will host our morning visit which will include SEE’s map library, GIS and 3D visualisation suites. Clare Gordon (Teaching Fellow and Map Curator) and Geoffrey E. Lloyd (Reader in Microgeodynamics) will give the presentation Geological map making with students: combining the old with the new. Come see maps at work!
Marks & Spencer Company Archive – Recently opened to the public for the first time, the Archive contains materials from the 128 year history of this British institution, including staff publications, photographs and films, garments and household products, design and advertising material. If you’ve ever bought anything in M&S, you’ll want to see this!
If you would like more information, please contact:
Ann Sutherland, Convener, The Map Curators' Group firstname.lastname@example.org
April Carlucci, The Itinerant Map Catalog(u)er email@example.com
Paula Williams firstname.lastname@example.org
Anne Taylor, Cambridge University Library Map Department email@example.com
See you in Leeds!