Homepage-addresses non-European Map Curator Societies
|CANADA||ACMLA – Association of Canadian Map Libraries and Archives|
|NORTH AMERICA||Western Association of Map Libraries|
|UNITED STATES OF AMERICA||Geography and Map Division – Special Libraries Association|
|UNITED STATES OF AMERICA||MAGIRT – Map and Geospatial Round Table – American Library Association|
|WORLD||IFLA – Section of Geography and Map Libraries|
The GdC-discussionlist is maintained by the Secretary Chris Fleet at the National Library of Scotland. It is a closed list, with the sole purpose of advancing discussions between correspondents of the GdC de LIBER on matters relating to progress in mapcuratorship in Europe. To participate in this discussionlist please the subscribe at the GdC-list info page.
The GdC-discussionlist is unmoderated, which means that all messages will be broadcast to all addresses on the list.
All known E-mail addresses of European mapcurators are added by the Secretary of the GdC de LIBER without warning given. Should anybody who receives messages from this list wants his/her address removed they are requested to contact the Secretary on firstname.lastname@example.org and request the removal.
For question of a more general or specific nature not to do with European mapcuratorship one should address one of the lists below.
Maps and Air Photo Systems Forum is an American discussion list for map curators with ca. 900 subscribers. They have a world wide audience, but predominantly American traffic. There are many messages forwarded from related listservs.
This list is moderated by Johnnie Sutherland, which means that he decides which messages will be broadcast and which not.
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with message: subscribe MAPS-L First-name Last-name [e.g. ‘subscribe MAPS-L jan smits’]
Postings to the list should be sent to firstname.lastname@example.org
Lis-maps is a British discussion list for map curators with ca. 80 subscribers. However they would not mind if the membership is broadened a bit by European participation. This list is managed by Tinho da Cruz, but not moderated, which means that all messages will be broadcast to all subscribers.
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with message: join lis-maps First-name Last-name [e.g. ‘join lis-maps jan smits’]
GIS4LIB is an email list for discussion of issues relating to geographic information systems (GIS) and libraries, whether academic, private, corporate, etc. Any issues related to GIS and libraries can be discussed, such as “How do I …”; “Where can I find …”; “What do I need to do …”; “I would like to share …”; etc. Topics may include discussion of hardware, software, data acquisition, licensing, collection development, etc.
To subscribe to the list, send email to firstname.lastname@example.org
and in the body of your message include: subscribe gis4lib Firstname Lastname [e.g. ‘subsribe gis4lib jan smits’]
To submit any questions or other materials to the group, send e-mail to: email@example.com
To remove your name from the discussion list, send e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org
and in the body of your message include only: signoff gis4lib.
For questions not intended for the entire list, contact the list owner by sending e-mail to Jenny Stone (GIS Librarian * Map Collection University of Washington Libraries, Box 352900 * Seattle, WA 98195-2900).
MapHist, the Map History Discussion List, is an e-mail discussion group whose primary focus is historical maps, atlases, globes and other cartographic documents. The list is open to all persons interested in the history of cartography and discussion is encouraged on all aspects of this broad subject.
The primary purpose of MapHist is to encourage individuals to communicate current research; evaluate methods and tools of analysis; announce important acquisitions and news; announce position vacancies; announce new publications; investigate library holdings; and to share information between conferences and the appearance of relevant journals.
This list is managed by David Cobb, but not moderated, which means that all messages will be broadcast to all subscribers.
For information and subscription use this hyperlink
The MapHist page contains also links to:
Early Modern Cartographic Resources on the World Wide Web by Rhonda Lemke Sanford
Cartography – Calendar of Events by John W. Docktor
Cartography – Calendar of Exhibitions by John W. Docktor
Discovery List, an e-mail discussion group for the history of discoveries.
Maptrade List, a commercial discussion list on antique maps.
International Coronelli Society for the Study of Globes and Related Instruments
Under this title Map History / History of Cartography – THE Gateway to the Subject you’ll find a homepage which is solely concerned with the history of cartography or the study of early maps.
The page is aimed at anyone, whether specialist or browser, who is potentially interested in non-current maps and wants to know how to find out more about them. The aim is to make this THE gateway to the subject. It comprises both a GENERAL GUIDE to the various aspects of map history and LINKS TO RELEVANT WEB SITES. There are no images. This is one of the few nationally-funded, subject-based gateways on the Internet.
The page is compiled by Tony Campbell, Map Librarian, The British Library, London.
Roadmaps is an internet mailing list devoted to road map collectors, researchers, producers, and dealers. Subscribers are encouraged to use the list to ask questions, arrange trades, and publicize events related to the road map collecting hobby. A digest option is also available.
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with message: SUBSCRIBE ROADMAPS-L
Road Map Collectors of America is a related homepage.
There is also a European website (bi-lingual, but mainly French) Cartes Routieres Anciennes/Old Road Maps, which concerns itself mainly with the European history of road maps.
CARTO-SOC is a discussion list for all aspects of cartography. It is run by the Society of Cartographers (British), but anyone is welcome to subscribe. The Society of Cartographers was founded in 1964 (as the Society of University cartographers), and has as its object the fostering and encouraging of the study of cartography in all its aspects, and in particular promoting and maintaining high standards of cartographic illustration.
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with message: subscribe carto-soc First-name Last name [e.g. ‘subscribe carto-soc Jan Smits’]. The Society of Cartographers maintains their own homepage.